” Does anyone have any experience editing video from the Nikon D7000 in FCP X? I’ve just purchased this DSLR for my photo work, however I’m interested in its video capability. I understand that the video can’t be edited right out of the camera. Any suggestions for transcoding? “
As a Nikon D7000 user, you may also have this question. Nikon D7000 shoot videos in h.264 mov format. Except D7000, most Nikon D series camcorders record videos with this format, like Nikon D800, Nikon D4, Nikon D3100, Nikon D3200, Nikon D5100,etc. As far as i know, h.264 is the maximum compression ratio codec. On one hand, it will give us resonable video size, on the other hand, it’s not suitable for editing by most editing software. Final Cut Pro X also included.
In order to give users perfect editing experience, Apple produced professional codec for their editing software. Such as Apple ProRes family for FCP X, FCP 6/7, Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) for FCE/iMovie, and other codec for special camcorders. Based on h.264 codec’s feeble, you’d better transcode Nikon D7000 h.264 mov clips to ProRes before editing them on FCP X. How to do it? The below article will show you the best solution.