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How to Make Nikon D5500 MOV Edit in FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid/iMovie?

Just in this year's CES, Nikon has released its new DSLR series camera, Nikon D5500. Let's take a look on this gorgeous new camera:

This Nikon D5500 has its first touchscreen DSLR, which features a 3.2-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor with a touchscreen. It has D5500 has a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, already seen in the D5300 launched last year. It has the proprietary ESPEED 4 image processing engine. The D5500 doesn't have a low-pass filter, also known as the 'anti-aliasing'or 'blur'filter in layman terms, just like its predecessor.

The shooting format is MOV which may be very familiar with a"regular " format why can't load into NLEs and even load into successfully, picture blurs , video and audio unsync,etc. How to make the D5500 MOV into the most suitable format then import in FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid/iMovie?


Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is here to help. By this converter you can load your D5500 MOV files without any problem, there are many presets for you to choose , you can always find the most suitable one for your NLEs, with the inner decoder , you don't have to install any virtual decoder or codec package to decode your MOV files.


How to Put Nikon D5500 MOV in NLEs like FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid/iMovie?

Step 1. Install this D5500 MOV converter on your Mac

This converter can support the latest Yosemite system without any problem. Just install the trail version on your Mac then have a try before purchasing.
After the installation, click "File">"Add Video/Audio" to load your MOV files, you can also drag-and-drop your files into this app.


Step 2. Choose proper format for putting D5500 MOV into FCP/Premiere Pro/Avid/iMovie

Here in the "Format" list , you have bunch of presets to choose, no matter you want to put your D5500 MOV files in media player or tablet like Samsung Tablet, iPad, Windows surface, that's all can be realized. And here let's take FCP as the target editing software.

Click the "Format" to go for "Final Cut Pro">"Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)" which may be the most suitable format for your FCP.



If you are newbie and just start to use FCP , you may wonder what those other ProRes codec make any differences. Here you can go for the differences among Apple ProRes codec article to make this clear.

For Adobe Premiere Pro- choose "Adobe Premiere Pro/Sony Ve...">"MPEG-2 (*.MPG)

For iMove – choose "iMovie and Final Cut Ex...">"Appel InterMediate Codec(AIC)(*.MOV)

For Avid – best go for "Avid Media Composer">"Avid DNxHD (*MOV)"

Step 3. Adjust your Nikon D5500 as you want

If you do want to make some changes in your videos quality or you have to downscale in order to upload online, then you can click "Settings" to adjust the parameters. The default settings of Size(pix) under this ProRes 422 is 1920*1080, you can choose to downscale it or if you want to improve it up to 4K (3840*2160) , then you can type it in the following box by yourself.


Step 4. Doing the simple edits to make your very own videos

If you want to make some simple edits before conversion , then the build-in editor can help you. This is very convenient for your enjoy your videos on portable devices.

Click this "Pencil" icon to go to this UI, trim or crop the video to cut off the part you don't need, add subtitles or watermark for fun, change "Interlaced" to "Progressive" mode to fit for your HD screen, change the "Aspect ratio" if you need, etc.


Step 5. Start to convert D5500 MOV to ProRes for FCP or other NLEs

After fix the file location, then click "Convert" to start your conversion. It may not take you so long to finish this progress. After that , click "Open " on the main UI to check your converted file , or you can click "Open output folder" if you don't forget to set the file location.

If you have too many files need converting, then "Shut down computer after conversion", you can just leave it to run.

Useful Tips:

Here you can know how to transfer your files into FCP, Avid, iMove, Adobe Premiere Pro.

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