Help: Creating Time-Lapse in Adobe Premiere 6

Logan, Pistol, Qain, or Wendell,

Didn't really see any better place to put this than here, so I apologize if there is a better spot.

My buddy and I are trying to make a time-lapse video of a computer build we did last weekend and I ended up taking all the pictures in .NEF since I wanted it to look as best as possible. My question is, does someone know either a great program for converting the RAW files to a format the Premiere will recognize without much distortion (which is what I've been getting a lot of from UFRaw) or know a work-around to get .NEF to work in Premiere?

Any and all help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance!