Summary: If you have Nikon D800/D7100/D7000 .MOV files and want to import to Premiere Pro like CC7/CS6/CS5 on iMac/Mac OS X, you can follow this article to find the Codec to import DSLR MOV file to Premiere Pro accepted formats.
As the hottest DSLR cameras in the market, the Nikon D800, D7100, D3100, D3200, D4, D90, D5100, D7000 are all top camcorders to take high quality images and record full HD videos. Now, there are rumors that Nikon is preparing to launch a new D9300 camera in 2014, which also cause a lot of attention. However, Premiere Pro won't import and open the mov files from Nikon DSLR.
I searched the what format is ideal and what software is recommented to convert Nikon MOV to Adobe Premiere Pro on Google, I found that with incorrect conversion tool, it may cause no sound or audio out of sync after DSLR MOV to Premiere conversion. So I give a shot of Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac, a superb Nikon DSLR MOV to Adobe Preimere Converter, allowing you easily transcode Nikon DSLR 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.
Convert/Import Nikon H.264 to Premiere Pro CC for smoothly editing on iMac/Mac OS X (10.9.3 Mavericks supported)
For Window users, you can turn to Windows version - Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate
Step 1: Load Nikon footage to the software
Install and launch Nikon DSLR MOV Converter for Mac, and then click "Add" button to browse to Nikon H.264 MOV video either from cam HDD or SD card or drag the footage from your camera to the program.
Step 2: Select output format
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 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 converting Nikon MOV to MPEG-2
Finally hit the Convert button; it will convert Nikon DLSR .mov to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro on Mac immediately.
When the conversion process bar shows in 100%, you can get the converted videos from output folder easily for easier editing in Premier Pro CC7/CS6/CS5.