Does iMovie support Nikon D5600 60p footage?

How can I edit Nikon D5600 60p files in iMovie smoothly? If you are having issues working with D5600 60p footage in iMovie, you may wish to read this post. It displays a workaround to transcode D5600 60p video to Apple InterMediate Codec for use in iMovie with optimum performance.
nikon d5600 and imovie workflow
Nikon replaced the older Nikon D5500 with D5600. This new model is a 24.0MP Entry-Level DSLR camera with an APS-C (23.5 x 15.6 mm) sized CMOS sensor. The Nikon D5600 provides a two-shot in-camera high dynamic range function, as well as support for movie capture at up to Full HD (1,920 x 1,080-pixel) resolution with a maximum capture rate of 60 frames per second.

In case you are unable to use D5600 60p footage in iMovie fluidly, we would recommend processing ‘transcoded editing’. That means you convert the footage to an iMovie friendly format first, and then edit them in iMovie. Check a quick guide on how to convert Nikon D5600 media to AIC .mov for iMovie editing.

How to encode Nikon D5600 60p files for iMovie editing?

Here’s what you need
HD Converter for Mac
Sony a99 II XAVC S to iMovie converter

The steps:
Step 1: Open up HD Converter for Mac as a Nikon D5600 Converter for iMovie. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
importing Nikon D5600 60p files into iMovie

Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
To convert Nikon D5600 60p video files for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This codec is also suitable for use in the discontinued FCE.
importing Nikon D5600 60p files into iMovie
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 D5600 60p video files to AIC 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 for editing in iMovie with optimum performance.
If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Shut down computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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