Import Nikon D810 60p H.264 MOV to Windows Movie Maker

Summary: Will Windows Movie Maker accept Nikon D810 H.264 MOV 60p files? If you are planning to preorder a new Nikon D810 full-frame camera, and going to create your own masterpiece from D810 footage in Windows Movie Maker, you may ask this question. To be able to edit Nikon D810 H.264 footage in WMM smoothly, this post may be worthy of reading.

User Question, “Hi, all, I have been waiting for a relatively long time for the release of Nikon D810. The main reason I choose the D810 is that it will bring better image quality and improved video capabilities. I’m used to editing my camera footage within Windows Movie Maker on my PC. So just a quick question to throw out there, will Windows Movie Maker accept Nikon D810 H.264 MOV files natively? If not, is format conversion inevitable? If so which program should I use? My concerns are as few quality losses as possible. Anyone have any ideas? Many thanks.”
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In addition to the 30p and more cinematic 24p that the earlier cameras support, the new released Nikon D810 ups the 1920 x 1080 full HD video frame rate to 60p/60 fps, which most non-linear editing apps cannot handle well, so is Windows Movie Maker. The D810 stores video files in H.264 compressed MOV recording format. The H.264 is a highly compressed codec which is good for capture and delivery, but not quite suitable for editing. Due to 60p and H.264 issues, you may have troubles while importing D810 60p footage to Windows Movie Maker directly. But there’s workaround to resolve the import issue – using third party converter program to transcode D810 60p H.264 to WMV for smooth editing within Windows Movie Maker. If you concerns are ease of use and invisible quality loss, we would recommend Video Converter, which works great as a Nikon D810 Video Converter.

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I can’t seem to get Windows Movie Maker to accept my Nikon D810, what to do?

As we mentioned above, to be able to edit Nikon D810 footage in Windows Movie Maker, you will need to convert D810 MOV to WMV before editing. To do format conversion, please follow these steps:

Step 1: Run Video Converter as a professional Nikon D810 Video Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to import Nikon D810 H.264 MOV media.

Step 2: Select output format for Windows Movie Maker
From the format bar, choose ‘General Video’ > ‘WMV – Windows Media Video (*.wmv) as target format or choose ‘HD Video’ > ‘HD WMV Video (*.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: Convert Nikon D810 60p H.264 MOV files to WMV for Windows Movie Maker
When ready, click ‘Convert’ button to start transcoding D810 MOV to WMV for WMM.

As soon as the conversion finished, click ‘Open Folder’ button to get the generated WMV files for editing with Windows Movie Maker.

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