Nikon Z9 Final Cut Pro X - How to import Nikon Z9 H.265 to FCP X

In today’s NLE market, H.265 is a widely-accepted format. Even though, videographers still encounter problems one or another while working with H.265 files. In this thread, we will demonstrate a recommended workaround to the Nikon Z9 H.265 problem in Final Cut Pro X.

Nikon Z9 H.265 files no audio in Final Cut Pro X
“Hi all, I’m having issues handling 4K H.265 footage shot with Nikon Z9 in Final Cut Pro X. Video plays fine but no audio. I am on macOS Big Sur using FCP X 10.3.4 . Can anyone help me out of this? Thanks.”

We can record 6K and 4K footage with Nikon Z9, but wen can’t edit the H.265 videos in our editing software on computer easily. How to solve the compatibility problem between Nikon Z9 H.265 video and Final Cut Pro X on Mac? I will share a quick and effective solution with you.

H.265 is used by a huge number of people supplying footage to the media industry these days. Having some interesting footage in H.265 format, either grabbed from the video-sharing websites or shared by friends who using a Mac, and would like to edit some scenes in Final Cut Pro X on Mac? The problem is that Apple Final Cut Pro X application limits the video and audio file formats it can accepts. Unfortunately, FCP X 10.3.4 and the lower versions can not open H.265 MOV and H.265 MP4 by default. In other words, you may always encounter the importing issue for editing Nikon Z9 H.265 footage on Final Cut Pro X, let alone H.265 is not a editable format. In order to take full advantage of the Nikon Z9 H.265 files on Mac without any limitation, you’d better convert it over to a Final Cut Pro X-compatible file format.

Many of us continuously look for apps to help us convert Nikon Z9 H.265 files to something that’s recognizable in Final Cut Pro X. Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac is one that can convert your Nikon Z9 files to a FCP X editable file type first, say Apple ProRes MOV, before importing for hassle-free editing.

How to convert Nikon Z9 H.265 files for editing in FCP X?

Here’s what you need: Best H.265 Video Converter – Acrok Video Converter Ultimate for Mac

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Step 1: Run Acrok Video Converter Ultimate as a professional H.65 to ProRes Converter. From the main menu, click “Add File” button to add Nikon Z9 video files from a camera, a card reader or a folder stored on your computer that contains your H.265 recordings.

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Step 2: Choose Final Cut Pro X best editing format
To import and edit H.265 files in FCP X smoothly, please follow : Format > Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) or Apple ProRes 4444 (*.mov) as output format. The ProRes codec is a good option for the Nikon Z9 files, and the file size is reasonable.

Convert H.265 to ProRes 422 MOV and ProRes 4444 MOV for FCP X

Step 3: Click “Settings” button to custom video and audio parameters on “Profile Settings” panel. (Optional)

Convert H.265 to ProRes 422 MOV and ProRes 4444 MOV for FCP X

Step 4: Click “Convert” button to start converting Nikon Z9 H.265 video to Apple ProRes MOV.

Step 5: After conversion finished, click “Open” button to get the exported ProRes MOV files for using in Final Cut Pro X with optimum performance.


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