Nikon D7000 features 16.2MP DX-Format CMOS sensor that works together with Nikon’s EXPEED 2 image processor, 1080p HD video with full time autofocus, 6FPS burst shooting, a 39-Point AF System, autofocus fine tuning, a 3″ LCD display and pentaprism optical view finder, and dual SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card slots. The Nikon D7000 captures stills in JPEG and RAW and video in the MOV format, with H.264/MPEG-4 compression. But this MOV video format came from Nikon D7000 is a long GOP format that is highly compressed, it is not a good editing format.
So you will not playback or edit smoothly the highly compressed MOV on your Mac with FCP 6/7 or FCP X. You need to convert the 1080p HD MOV footage off your Nikon D7000 with Mac Nikon D7000 MOV Converter for FCP 6/7 or FCP X for Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Nikon D7000 MOV to a playable/compatible Mac H.264 MOV, Apple ProRes 422 MOV on Mac for Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X but also supports other Nikon D7000 cameras.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Nikon D7000 HD MOV files to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion.
Step 1. Load Nikon D7000 HD MOV videos to Nikon MOV Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mov files from Nikon D7000 camera, run Nikon Video Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the best Mac Nikon D7000 to Final Cut MOV Converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mov videos.
Step 2. Choose HD MOV or ProRes 422 MOV output format for Final Cut Pro 6/7/X.
Click the “Profile” option, and choose HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) or Final Cut Pro > ProRes 422 MOV (*.mov) for converting the highly compressed Nikon D7000 HD MOV to compatible MOV for loading to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.
Step3. Merge Nikon D7000 1080p H.264 MOV files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Nikon D7000 1080p H.264 MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Nikon D7000 1080p H.264 MOV to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X on Mac
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Nikon D7000 MOV converter starts converting Nikon D7000 MOV videos to Final Cut Pro 6/7/X MOV, and joining the files for playing/editing on FCP 6/7 or FCP X.
After converting and merging the Nikon D7000 MOV files, just import the output files to Final Cut Pro 6/7 or Final Cut Pro X for editing still in HD.
If you are on a Windows computer with Windows XP/2003/Vista, Windows 7, Windows Home Server, and would like to put Nikon D7000 videos to Windows Moive Maker,Adobe Premiere,Sony Vegas for editing, just use the Windows Nikon D7000 video converter.
1. The Best Nikon Video Converter for Mac also supports converting Nikon D7000, Nikon D5100, Nikon D3100, Nikon D800, Nikon 1 J2, Nikon 1 J1, Nikon 1 V1, Nikon D3200, Nikon D3S, Nikon D600, Nikon D4, Nikon 1 V2, MOV videos to ProRes MOV, H.264 MOV, MPG, DV, AVI, etc on Mac for Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Express 4, iMovie 8/9/11, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.