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  • Gerry Fraiberg

    May 28, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    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?

    One nice benefit of the D7000 is that I can use my vintage Nikkor lenses – metering and focus assist are available for non CPU Nikkor lenses.

  • Tom Wolsky

    May 29, 2012 at 9:33 am

    You simply optimize the video when you import. That converts it.

    All the best,


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  • Gerry Fraiberg

    May 29, 2012 at 10:57 am

    That easy, huh? I had visions of arcane settings in Compressor or MPEg Streamclip 🙂 Thanks Tom.

    – Gerry

  • Tommy Campbell

    May 29, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    FCP X can also use the D7000 footage straight out of the camera if you wish. I shoot about 90% of my footage with my D7000. I usually only transcode it if I’m mixing it with footage from other cameras or dropping it into Adobe Premiere.

  • Tom Brooks

    May 29, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Limited experience so far, but I have had no problem simply importing the mov files without optimizing. Of course the clips have no time code, so they all start at 0.

  • Gerry Fraiberg

    May 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Thanks for the replies. I will have to run tests.

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