The article explains why and how to get iMovie or FCE to recognize Nikon D7000 1080p mov video files so that you can import and edit Nikon D7000 MOV clips in iMovie/FCE smoothly.

Meet the new Nikon D7000, a camera ready to go wherever your photography or cinematography takes you. Experience stunning images with sharp resolution and smooth tonal gradation, thanks to the 16-megapixel DX-format CMOS image sensor and a powerful EXPEED 2 image processing engine. For those who want to shoot both stills and movies, the D7000′s D-Movie capabilities now include Full HD 1080p capture with full-time autofocus and manual exposure.

nikon d7000 Converting Nikon D7000 1080p MOV files to Edit in iMovie/FCE Smoothly

The D7000 is ready to shoot indoors and out, and if you have got the Nikon D7000 camera and often use it to shoot 1080P video, you may have the need to edit Nikon D7000 h.264 mov footages in iMovie/FCE on Mac, but you will encounter some editing problems with D7000 full hd videos, like importing slowly, and couldn’t edit videos smoothly as iMovie/FCE doesn’t support h.264 footages well.

As far as I am concerned, it will be the best choice to convert Nikon H.264 MOV to iMovie/FCE best native supported video format – AIC codec .MOV, then you can edit Nikon D7000 1080p mov video well in iMovie/FCE on Mac.

Check out Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, a top Nikon H.264 MOV to AIC Converter. With it, you will get out of trouble effortlessly in editing Nikoin MOV files in iMovie iMovie 08/09/’11. With it, you not only can easily transcode H.264 to Apple InterMediate Codec. you can also encode Nikon/Canon/Panasonic/Sony/JVC camera or camcorder videos to Apple ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro, etc on Mac OS X.

Now free download it here and follow the steps below to convert Nikon D7000 MOV to iMovie/FCE on Mac.

1. Transfer h.264 encoded .mov files from Nikon D7000 camera to your Mac HDD via USB cable. Install and run the top Nikon H.264 MOV Converter for Mac , click “Add video” to load the Nikon D7000 recorded MOV video or directly drag the files to this Mac HD Video Converter.

mov converter for imovie Converting Nikon D7000 1080p MOV files to Edit in iMovie/FCE Smoothly

Tips: If you have multiple MOV clips, you can select the “Merge into one file” box to merge your multiple MOV files into one file.

2. Click “Format” bar and choose “iMovie/Final Cut Express -> Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (.mov)” as export format. This is iMovie/FCE preferred video format.

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3. Click the “Settings” button and customize proper video/audio parameters if necessary. Video size, bitrate and frame rate are flexible and can be adjusted as you like. E.g. Set video size to 1920*1080 when you feel like to keep 1080p as the source file features. (Optional)

4. Click “Convert” button and transform Nikon D7000 H.264 MOV to AIC MOV for using in iMovie/FCE on Mac.

Once the conversion is finished, you can click “Open” button to get the output files effortlessly. Now you have got it right and them import the AIC .mov to iMovie/FCE for editing.

Launch the iMovie or Final Cut Express, choose from File menu > Import > Files…

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