Nikon is one of the Best Selling & Rated Digital Cameras on the market. The camcorders from this camcorder manufactor such as Nikon D800, D4, D3S, D90, D7000, D300S can record full 1080p HD videos. Most of these videos are recorded in H.264 MOV video format, a long GOP format highly compressed that is not a good editing format for some common editors. Many Nikon DSLR users mentioned that these highly compressed H.264 MOV videos can not be playbacked or edited smoothly on many editing softwares such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas , Windows Moive Maker and so on.
So how to edit Nikon .mov files in Premiere smoothly? As we all know, the files on the Nikon DSLRs are h.264 .mov files. The H.264 compression format requires that files be transcoded into a format better suited to editing, effects, and color grading; this would usually be .mpg or .wmv files. So, in order to successfully ingest Nikon h.264 mov files to Premiere Pro CS 5/5.5/6, you're suggested to change the filename extension of the Nikon movie file from .mov to .mpg and reimport it. It can be easily done with a professional Nikon Video Converter.
Brorsoft Video Converter is a dynamic video conversion app which allows you convert Nikon D800, D4, D3S, D90, D7000, D300S MOV files for Premiere. Besides, it can also transcode/encode HD video files from HD camcorders(JVC, Sony, Panasonic, and Cannon) for you to edit in Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas, Cyberlink Power Director, Avid Media Composer, Magix Movie Edit Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, etc. Moreover, it's also combined with smart video editing features like cropping, trimming, adding special effect and more enhance your video visual effects. The equivalent Mac version is Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which can help you encode Nikon MOV files for Premiere, FCP, iMovie, Avid MC on Mac OS X (Include Lion and Mountain Lion). Just get it now and follow the steps below to transfer Nikon H.264 mov files to Adobe Premiere for editing smoothly.
How to Convert Nikon H.264 MOV to MPG(MPEG-2) for Premiere Pro
The quick start guide below uses Video Converter Windows screenshots. The way to rewrap Nikon MOV to Premiere on Mac is almost the same. Just make sure you get the right version according to your computer operating system.
Step 1: Install and launch the Nikon Video Converter, and then click "Add Files" import your Nikon mov files to the software.
Tip: If you wanna combine Nikon MOV files into one file, you can click the "Merge into one" box.
Step 2: Hit the "Format" bar and select Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas > MPEG-2 (*.mpg) as output format on the drop-down menu.
Step 3: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Step 4: Click the arrow button to start transcoding Nikon MOV to MPG(MPEG-2) for Adobe Premiere Pro.
After the process completes, click "Open" button to find the generated videos, and then you can transfer the recordings to Adobe Premiere easily and quickly. In this way, you can edit your Nikon H.264 mov files in Premiere Pro smoothly.
The impressive video image quality of Nikon's digital SLRs is their use of the sophisticated H.264/MPEG-4 compression method for recording video files to the camera’s memory card. This is an ideal file type for video capture in an SLR camera, delivering relatively compact file sizes with image quality noticeably superior to alternate video compressions (such as Motion JPEG).However, the H.264 compression format requires that files be transcoded into a format better suited to editing, effects, and color grading; this would usually be MPG(MPEG-2 encoded). With Brorsoft Video Converter, you can easily achieve this goal smoothly.