How to import Nikon S9900 video to iMovie?

If you are having issues importing Nikon S9900 video to iMovie, you may wish to read this post. It shows how to transcode Nikon S9900 recordings to Apple InterMediate Codec for editing in iMovie smoothly.
issues importing Nikon S9900 video to iMovie
The Nikon S9900 is a well-endowed travel zoom camera – it’s fun to be able to take such a versatile camera pretty much anywhere. The 30x zoom and macro capabilities make it flexible, and the size makes it portable. Features like the tilting touchscreen and wi-fi make it an enjoyable camera to use. Images are sharper than most compacts. The S9900 also offers Full HD video recording using the H.264 format at 30 frames per second, though 60i interlaced video frame rate is also available. In PAL mode, 50i and 25p are available. 720p HD and standard definition VGA video are offered at 30p (25p), as well as High Speed modes up to 120p at VGA and down to 12.5p at Full HD. The S9900 also includes a new Time Lapse Movie mode that allows for the in-camera creation of timelapse videos.

For a fast and fluid Nikon S9900 workflow in iMovie, users sometimes need to convert S9900 video to iMovie preferred AIC .mov format first. This requires third party software like HD Converter for Mac. The tutorial below will walk you through how to convert Nikon S9900 video to AIC .mov for iMovie editing.

How to encode Nikon S9900 video for iMovie editing?

Here’s what you need
HD Converter for Mac
transcode Nikon S9900 recordings to Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie

The steps:
1. Start up HD Converter for Mac as a professional Nikon S9900 Video Converter for iMovie, and then click ‘Add File’ button to import your source files.
Nikon S9900 workflow in iMovie

Step 2: Select AIC .mov as output format for iMovie
To convert Nikon S9900 video for iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, choose ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column.
convert Nikon S9900 video to AIC .mov for 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 S9900 video 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.
Tips:If you don’t want to wait for the entire conversion process, you can tick off ‘Shutdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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