Convert Nikon D750 .MOV video for iMovie editing

This post describes a workaround to convert Nikon D750 .mov video files for use with Apple iMovie. If you are looking for a solution to do this, you may wish to read it.

How can I convert my .MOV video files from my Nikon D750 camera for use with iMovie?
“I have a bunch of H.264 .mov recordings from my Nikon D750 camera. Now I want to transfer them to my iMac and then put them into iMovie for further editing. For a smooth workflow, I would like to convert the footage to Apple Intermediate Codec first. Is there any freeware or shareware to convert Nikon D750 H.264 .MOV video files to AIC .mov for editing in iMovie with optimum performance? Thanks for any recommendations.”
nikon d750

The Nikon D750 is more like a Nikon D610 with inbuilt Wi-Fi, a tilt screen and updated video skills. The key features of Nikon D750 include a 24.3-megapixel full-frame sensor, built-in Wi-Fi and 1080p video capture capability up to 60fps. If you are shooting with a Nikon D750, you will find like other Nikon DSLRs, the D750 records video files in H.264 QuickTime MOV recording format. If you plan on transferring Nikon D750 MOV footage to Mac for editing through iMovie, you will need to convert them to a format that is best suited for your editing program, so as to expect an optimum performance. Go to find a step-by-step guide talking about how to transcode Nikon D750 MOV to AIC for editing in iMovie.

Software requirement
Video Converter for Mac
Nikon D750 MOV Video Converter for Mac
You are able to drag all your Nikon D750 files to this program and convert then all at once. You don’t have to stay there and do one at a time.

Edit Nikon D750 Videos on Mac iMovie – how to encode Nikon D750 MOV footage to compatible files for iMovie?

To do this:
Step 1: Open up Video Converter for Mac as a Nikon D750 MOV Video Converter for Mac. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
convert Nikon D750 footage for editing on Mac

Step 2: Select output format for your editing program
To convert Nikon D750 MOV for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
convert Nikon D750 MOV for iMovie/FCE

In addition, to transcode D750 MOV files for FCP X, select ‘Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov)’ as output format under ‘Final Cut Pro’ column. The ProRes codec is also workable in its former version FCP 6 and FCP 7.
convert Nikon D750 H.264 *.mov files to ProRes
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Custom video and audio settings (optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Begin Nikon D750 H.264 MOV Conversion on Mac
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, you can click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files or ProRes MOV files for editing in iMovie or FCP X with optimum performance.

If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

Related posts
How can I import Nikon D7100 H.264 MOV clips into iMovie 11?
Import Nikon D5200 MOV to Movie Maker, Premiere, Vegas and Avid
The best way to import Nikon D7000 MOV files to iMovie and FCP X
How can I import and edit Nikon J4 60p MOV video files in iMovie?
How to import Nikon S2 H.264 MOV footage to Apple iMovie for editing?