“I have 200+ raw mov files from a Nikon D7100 camera and want to edit these Nikon D7100 MOV in iMovie. Unfortunately, the file structure is gone and there’s no way to edit this videos? I hope not. I am only hoping at this point to convert these files to useable formats and manually sync up the audio files and the video files. What can I do?”

The MOV files Nikon D7100 outputs in encoded by H.264 high-def streams, which is different from QuickTime mov or others. Many traditional nonlinear editing programs on Mac do not support H.264 codec directly, such as iMovie, FCP, Adobe premiere and so on. To load Nikon D7100 H.264 MOV to iMovie or FCE, you need to convert them into iMovie preferred video format firstly. Besides, it’s a pity if you don’t keep the original file structure, but it’s not unfixable – come and meet this Nikon D7100 MOV Converter for Mac.

This Mac Nikon HD Video Converter is not only able to convert organized videos files, but also able to deal with various videos and audios in batch. No need to install third party plug-in, no need to fix the settings manually; just import, choose iMovie preset, and click Convert. It’s just as simple as that. The software does a good job in editing H.264 .mov files directly and easily convert Nikon D7100 H.264 footage to AIC MOV, ProRes MOV, DNxHD MOV, QuickTime MOV, AVI, WMV, MP4, MPG, etc. You can also remux, trim, cut, split, mix videos, overlays, also add 3D effect to D7100 H.264 footages. Now Mac 10.8.3 is supported, feel free to have a try!

Now get this Mac Nikon MOV to iMovie/FCE Converter installed, you can order a license directly or download a trial version here.

OK, let’s move on!

How to Convert Nikon D7100 HD footage to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE?

First of all, connect your Nikon D7100 camera to Mac with USB cable or use card reader to transfer the MOV files to Apple hard drive disk.

1. Launch Pavtube Nikon HD Video Converter for Mac, and click the “Add video” button to load individuals mov videos; or you can click “Add from folder” to load the entire folder.

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2. To get high video quality with least quality loss, you can choose “Format > iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec (*.mov)” as the best output format.

preset for nikon d7100 to iMovie Convert Nikon D7100 HD MOV to iMovie/FCE compatible codec   AIC MOV

3. Click “Settings”, you can fix the size to 1920*1080 to get better video quality; also you can fix the bitrate, frame rate as what you need.

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Step 4. Now click the big red button and wait for a while to get the fresh hot converted video.

Once finished, click “Open” button to get the generated AIC MOV files for using in iMovie or FCE without compatibility issue.

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This Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is not only capable of converting Nikon D7100 H.264 MOV footages, but also able to convert various video formats to each other. Refer to here to learn how to convert Canon, Panasonic and Sony footages for playing and editing on Windows or Mac.

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