Import 60p/50p MOV files from a Nikon D5300 to iMovie/FCE

Summary: What to do if iMovie refused opening Nikon D5300 60p/50p MOV files as import? In our experience, you will need to convert Nikon D5300 files to AIC .mov, iMovie and FCE’s favorite editing codec in advance. This post displays the detailed steps required to do D5300 MOV to Apple InterMedia Codec conversion.

iMovie doesn’t recognize D5300 60p video files, any way to fix this?
“Hi, there, can anybody help please? I have some 1080-60p MOV video clips shot with my brand new Nikon D5300 digital camera. I’m trying to edit my D5300 60p files with iMovie, but iMovie doesn’t seem to recognize them. I have a few experiences with video editing, and the Nikon D5300 digital video clips are totally new to me. Does anyone know what I can possibly do??? Thanks.”
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According to our research, the easiest way to make iMovie/FCE open D5300 50p/60p files is, transcoding D5300 MOV files to AIC MOV, the best suited editing codec for iMovie/FCE using third party converter utility like Video Converter for Mac.

About Video Converter for Mac
Working well as a Nikon D5300 Video Converter for Mac, it is capable of converting Nikon MOV files for editing in FCP X, iMovie, FCE, Avid, Premiere Pro, etc. and viewing on popular devices like iPad, iPhone, Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S6, Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro and more. More than handling MOV footage, it is also able to recognize AVCHD MTS, M2TS, MXF, MKV, AVI, MP4, MPEG, VOB, FLV and other video formats as input.

As a Nikon Video Converter for Mac, the Video Converter for Mac works with a wide variety of Nikon cameras, including
Nikon Compact Digital Cameras: COOLPIX P340, P600, P7800, A, P520, P330, AW110, S31, S01, AW120, S32, S800c, S02, COOPIX P530, COOPIX L830, COOPIX L820, etc.
Nikon DSLR Cameras: Nikon D5300, D5200, D5100, D3300, D800, D800E, D610, D600, D300S, D7100, D7000, D4S, Nikon Df, D4, D3X, D90, etc.
Nikon 1 Cameras: Nikon 1 V3, Nikon 1 J1, 1 J2, 1 J3,  1 S1, etc.
Film Cameras: Nikon F6, Nikon FM10, etc.

Download a demo of Video Converter for Mac
Nikon D5300 Video Converter for Mac

How to convert 60p/50p MOV files from a Nikon D5300 to AIC .mov for use in iMovie and FCE beautifully?

Follow these steps:
Step 1: Open up Video Converter for Mac as a Nikon D5300 Video Converter for iMovie/FCE. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load your source media.
convert Nikon D5300 files to AIC .mov

Step 2: From ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
make iMovie/FCE open D5300 50p/60p files
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 D5300 MOV to iMovie/FCE AIC conversion
When ready, click ‘Convert’ to start format conversion. Once the conversion process is complete, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated AIC MOV files for editing with iMovie’11/9/8 or Final Cut Express.

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

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