Editing Nikon D810/D750/D600/D7100 MOV in Premiere Pro

Nikon’s Digital SLR Camera is the favored in its lineup. Do you have a DSLR camera from Nikon like D810, D750, D600, D7100? Obviously, with these cameras, you can take photos and record Full HD videos when travelling. But the problem is, when users import Nikon MOV into Adobe Premiere Pro, most of them found that Premiere handled with the MOV files so slowly, and it’s hard to edit Nikon videos in Premiere Pro smoothly.

Nikon, in their infinite wisdom, decided H.264 .mov is the standard for DSLR video. Whereas, the H.264 compression method is ideal for video recording, it’s not ideal for editing. To work Nikon H.264 videos in Premiere Pro perfectly, a good option is to convert Nikon D810/D750/D600/D7100 MOV to MPEG-2 before importing to Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4. If you’re getting caught by the editing issues of Nikon MOV footage, just read on to get a definite solution.

First download and install Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. Why choose this video converter for Mac users? Basically, it does a good job in converting H.264 .mov files to MPEG-2 formats for Adobe Premiere editing in sync and without lossing quality. Does it convert MOV to .mpg fast? Based on our testing, it’s much faster than some other tools like Handbrake. If you are Windows users, please get the equivalent Windows version Brorsoft Video Converter. Download and you can follow the steps below.

Step 1: Load Nikon footage to the software

Install and launch Nikon Video Converter for Mac, and then click “Add” button to browse to Nikon MOV footage either from cam HDD or SD card or drag the footage from your camera to the program.

Step 2: Select output format

Choose output format. This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. Just click “Format” menu firstly and then follow “Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas” to set MPG format.

Step 3: Adjust video, audio settings

Click “Settings” button, then you will be able to adjust audio and video parameters on the popup window to customize the output file quality, these adjustable parameters include codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To maintain original HD quality, you may set “original” in the fields of “Size”, “Bitrate” and “Frame rate”.

Step 4: Start converting Nikon MOV to MPEG-2

Finally hit the Convert button; it will convert Nikon D810/D750/D600/D7100 .mov to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac immediately.

When the conversion process shows in 100% with the top Nikon MOV Converter, you can get the resulted videos from output folder easily for easier editing in Premier Pro CC/CS6/CS5.

Additional Tips:
If you want to smoothly edit Nikon MOV footage in Final Cut Pro X or FCP 7/6, you just need to choose the “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format; For iMovie, select “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” in the second step; For Avid Media Composer, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD(*.mov)” as output. This video converter can meet all of your needs.

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