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Best Solution to Nikon COOLPIX AW130 to Adobe Premiere Pro importing issues

April 26, 2016

Have got a Nikon COOLPIX AW130 and want to import/edit the AW130 MOV footages in Adobe Premiere Pro without issue; check out the guide to learn how to convert Nikon AW130 H.264 MOV to Adobe Premiere Pro compatible MPEG-2 video format.

The Nikon COOLPIX AW130 is a rugged waterproof compact with a 16 Megapixel sensor and a 5x stabilised optical zoom. It's waterproof to a depth of 30 meters, shock proof to 2.1 meters, dust-proof and can operate in temperatures down to -10C.

Movie File Format:
MOV (Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC, Audio: LPCM stereo)

Well, Nikon DSLR uses the sophisticated H.264 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, but not ideal for editing. The H.264 compression format should be transcoded into a format better suited to editing; this would usually be MPEG-2, which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6.

So, the best method is to convert Nikon MOV H.264 to MPEG-2 before loading to Premiere Pro. For this purpose, this article mainly shows you how to transcode Nikon footage to MPG for Premiere Pro in details.



First of all, free download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a top Mac Nikon H.264 MOV Converter. It supports transcoding all Nikon 1080p MOV files to Apple ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6, FCP 7; MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer; AIC .mov for iMovie, Final Cut Express and more. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time. If you work Nikon MOV footage on Windows, please get Video Converter. Now go through the article to check out the solution.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

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Tutorial: Convert Nikon Coolpix AW130 H.264 to MPEG-2 for editing in Adobe Premiere

Step 1. Add H.264 files

Install the H.264 to Adobe Premiere converter program and run it. Drag the H.264 files from Nikon AW130 to the software. Or you can also click "Add" button on the top of the main interface to import video to the program. It supports batch conversion and joining multiple video clips into one file.



Step 2. Choose output format

This video converter offers optimized format preset for Adobe Premiere. Just click "Format" menu firstly and then follow "Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas" to set MPG, MOV or WMV format.



Tip: If the default settings do not fit you requirement, you can click "Settings" icon to and enter "Profile Settings" panel to adjust video size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate and audio channels.

Step 3: Start conversion

After all necessary settings, click the Arrow icon under the preview window, and the program will start converting Nikon AW130 H.264 MOV to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro instantly.

Once the conversion is finished, you can import your transcoded Nikon COOLPIX AW130 H.264 files into Premiere Pro CC, CS6, CS5, CS4 for editing at your will.

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