Summary: After learning this following guide, you will know how to import and convert Nikon D610 H.264 MOV for Avid Media Composer and Xpress Pro on Mac OS X and edit the 1080p mov video with DNxHD codec easily.
The Nikon D610 inherits a few interesting features from the D800. Among these is the ability to automatically create Full HD time-lapse movies based on an interval and shooting time selected by the photographer.
Nikon D610 uses the same workflow as the Nikon DSLR series of cameras which includes the D7000, D5100, D5200, D5300, D3100, D800, 1 J2, 1 J1, 1 V1, D3200, D3S, D600, D4, 1 V2, because it records in the same H.264 MOV format. Although the tools for importing the footage have been updated by Nikon, it seems not working well when ingesting D610 footage to Avid Media Composer and Xpress Pro. Below, I will throw a quick tutorial up on how to import videos from Nikon D610 into Avid MC/Xpress Pro.
As H.264 codec is not good for editing, the H.264 compression format requires that files be transcoded into a format better suited to editing, effects, and color grading. To successfully put your Nikon D610 footage into Avid Media Composer/Xpress Pro for smoothly editing on Mac, you're suggested to transcode Nikon D610 mov to DNxHD, which perfectly supported by Avid software. Along with some help from a third-party software.
Pavtube HD converter for Mac is a well known professional converter which can deal nearly all kinds of MOV videos, it can convert Nikon D610 H.264 MOV files to DNxHD codec MOV natively for Avid Media Composer/Xpress Pro on Mac, and then you can edit Nikon D610 MOV files natively in Avid MC/Xpress Pro. Just download a free trial and take a look at the brief guide below.
For Windows users, you can try Pavtube HD Video Converter.
Transcoding/Importing Nikon D610 H.264 footage to Avid Media Composer/Xpress Pro
1. Run the top Mac Nikon H.264 MOV Converter and load D610 H.264 MOV clips to the program. You can click either “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button to load source MOV files.
P.S. If you want to combine the loaded MOV clips into one file, simply tick off the checkbox before “Merge into one file”.
2. Click “Format” bar to determine output format.
You are recommended to choose Avid Media Composer -> Avid DNxHD (*.mov), this format is best for Avid MC/Xpress Pro editing.
Tip: By clicking “Settings” button, you are able to enter the “Profile Settings” panel to adjust video and audio parameters for your Nikon D610 MOV source files, including video size, bit rate, frame rate and more. (Optional)
3. Click “Convert” to start.
The best H264 to DNxHD Converter can help you to convert Nikon D610 MOV video to Avid Media Composer/Xpress Pro natively for editing. Once the process completes, you are able to import/ingest D610 mov footage to Avid MC/Xpress Pro for further editing on Mac as you want.
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