The Nikon D5200 uses H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding to compress footage and stores recordings in MOV file format. Unfortunately, the H.264 MOV is not a suitable file type for editing use, and it is not well supported by editing programs like Windows Movie Maker, Premiere, Sony Vegas and Avid. If you attempt to edit D5200 MOV files, you will need to process format shifting before you start.
The Nikon D5200 is capable of creating High-quality Full HD (1080p) videos with virtually no choppiness. Unlike the Nikon D5100, the D5200 features more flexible frame rates to take user’s vision to video, including 60i and 50i as well as 30p, 25p and 24p. This makes it possible for users to capture smoother footage of moving subjects and create slow motion movies. The Nikon D5200 uses H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding to compress footage and stores recordings in MOV file format.
To be able to create your own movies from D5200 MOV files, you may want to do basic editing and transitions using Windows Movie Maker and iMovie (if you have a Mac computer). To perform more advanced editing, i.e. key frames, advanced transitions, effects, more flexibility, you may want to try Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Avid MC, and Final Cut Pro (if you are on a Mac). Unfortunately, the H.264 MOV is not a suitable file type for editing use, and it is not well supported by editing programs like Windows Movie Maker, Premiere, Sony Vegas and Avid. If you attempt to edit D5200 MOV files, you will need to process format shifting before you start. To convert Nikon D5200 MOV files, we would recommend HD Video Converter. It comes in Windows version and Mac version, featuring great ability to transcode Nikon D5200 h.264 MOV videos to various file types for using in iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, Avid MC, Final Cut Pro X, FCP 7, Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, etc. Plus, it also outputs files for playback on portable devices like iPad Air, Galaxy Note Pro, Kindle Fire HD, iPhone 5 and the new-come iPhone 6.
Guide: convert Nikon D5200 MOV to Windows Movie Maker, Premiere, Sony Vegas and Avid editable format
Follow these steps:
Step 1: Run HD Video Converter as a Nikon D5200 Converter, click ‘Add File’ icon to load D5200 MOV footage. You can load directly from your D5200 camera, or load from a card reader or from an achieved folder that contains your source media.
Step 2：Choose output format for Windows Movie Maker, Premiere, Sony Vegas and Avid. From ‘Format’ bar, choose proper format as target depending on what editing program you are going to edit with.
For instance, if you try to convert Nikon D5200 MOV to Avid, you may select ‘Avid Media Composer’ > “Avid DNxHD 1080p (*.mov)’ as output format.
If you try to transcode D5200 MOV to Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas, you may choose ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ > ‘MPEG-2 (*.mpg)’ as output format.
If you intend to encode D5200 MOV to Windows Movie Maker, you may select ‘Adobe Premiere/Sony Vegas’ > ‘WMV (VC-1) (*.wmv)’ as output format.
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: Advanced settings (for advanced users)
If you are a advanced user, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profile Settings’ window to custom video and audio settings like video codec, bit rate, frame rate, audio codec, bit rate, sample rate and audio channel.
Step 4: When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start converting Nikon D5200 H.64 MOV to a format that is compatible with your NLE application.
Step 5: When the conversion process finished, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated files.
Tips: The Nikon D5200 Converter is capable of processing batch conversion, so you can input loads of your MOV clips into it to do format conversion at a time. If you don’t want to wait for the entire format shifting process, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.