Easy way to edit Nikon D5 4K MOV video in FCP X, Aperture, iMovie/FCE and iPhoto

The sheer imaging power of the Nikon D5 is exhilarating. With its Nikon developed 20.8MP FX-format CMOS sensor, the D5 is the highest resolution full-frame Nikon flagship ever and ready for your next challenge. For the first time in a full-frame Nikon DSLR, record 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) video with dot-by-dot readout for maximum image quality.

To get better effect, many users want to import Nikon D5 4K MOV videos to FCP X/Aperture/iMovie/FCE/iPhoto for further editing. However, they may feel upset when they tried to edit Nikon D5 4K MOV footage in Final Cut Pro X, Apple Aperture, iMovie/Final Cut Express or iPhoto. Because the FCP X, Aperture, iMovie/FCE and iPhoto don’t support 4K MOV format videos now, the best solution to smoothly edit 4K MOV videos in these NLE systems is to convert Nikon D5 4K MOV footage to FCP X/Aperture/iMovie/FCE/iPhoto supported editable format with a powerful third party program. HD Video Converter for Mac is just the right 4K MOV Converter. With it, you can transcode Nikon D5 4K MOV videos to ProRes MOV for FCP X, AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE,QuickTime MOV for iPhoto without any issue. Besides encoding 4K MOV to ProRes/AIC/QuickTime MOV video format, it also has advanced editing function like trimming, cropping, adding watermark/effects/subtitles, etc.

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Edit Nikon D5 4K MOV videos in FCP X, Aperture, iMovie/FCE and iPhoto

1. Install and launch HD Video Converter for Mac as the Nikon D5 4K MOV Converter on your Mac. And click “Add File” button to import Nikon D5 4K MOV videos to the converter, or directly drag and drop the 4K MOV files to it.

Nikon D5 4K MOV Converter

2. Click “Profile” bar to select proper format:

a. To edit Nikon D5 4K MOV videos in FCP X and Aperture, you can select “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)” as output format.

Convert Nikon D5 4K MOV to Apple ProRes MOV

b. To edit Nikon D5 4K MOV videos in iMovie and FCE, just select “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format.

Convert Nikon D5 4K MOV to AIC MOV

c. To edit Nikon D5 4K MOV videos in iPhoto, you’re suggested to select “HD Video > MOV – QuickTime Video(*.mov)” as target format.

Convert Nikon D5 4K MOV to QuickTime MOV

Tip: You can click “Settings” to customize audio and video parameters video codec, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels, etc.

3. When settings are done, hit “Convert” button to convert Nikon D5 4K MOV videos to ProRes MOV, AIC MOV or QuickTime MOV on Mac.

When the Nikon D5 4K MOV to ProRes/AIC/QuickTime conversion is completed, just click “Open Folder” button to get the generated ProRes .mov, AIC .mov or QuickTime .mov file(s), and then import them into Final Cut Pro X/7/6, iMovie 8/9/11/13, Final Cut Express, Apple Aperture 3.3/3.4/3.5/3.6 or iPhoto for further editing on Mac OS(Sierra, El Capitan, etc).