As the great competitor to canon 5D Mark III, the Nikon 800 is one of the hottest Digital SLRs in the market. Besides vivid images, the newly-introduced D800 is capable of creating stunning 1080p high definition footage. So It’s really wonderful to take it and record exciting moments when we travel or spend holidays.
The impressive video image quality of the D800 is its use of the sophisticated H.264/MPEG-4 compression method for recording video files (.mov format) 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. However, the format is not good to use in non-linear editing systems such as the Adobe Premiere. Below, I will outline how to ingest and import D800 mov files to Premiere for editing.
In order to edit D800 videos in Premiere smoothly, the H.264 compression format requires that mov files be transcoded into a format better suited to editing, effects, and color grading; this would usually be WMV, the best supported format for Premiere. Below is a simple guide for you.
Converting D800 MOV files to WMV for editing in Premiere
1. Download Pavtube HD Video Converter: (available for Windows or for Mac users). Get the Windows version here, and the Mac version here. It can be considered as a professional Nikon video converter which can convert D800 footages to any formats you want, such as WMV, AVI, MKV, MP4, etc.
2. Install and run the D800 to Premiere Converter.
3. Click format bar to choose the output format. For editing D800 in Premiere, you can click and choose Adobe Premiere -> WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv).
You can click “Settings” button to adjust the resolution, bitrate, codec and other parameters as you want. it’s good to keep them as original.
Edit function is convenient to use in the D800 Premiere Converter, you can trim, crop, add effect to the D800 MOV footages before conversion.
4. Click Convert button to start encoding D800 files to Adobe Premiere.
After a short conversion, you will be able to import your Nikon D800 mov files to Premiere for eiditing without problems. Just have a try!
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