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How to Import Nikon D5200 H.264 MOV Files to iMovie

Nikon D5200 is an excellent camcorder, it records Full HD videos in H.264 MOV format, the videos it captures are good but not so easy to edit, new users always encounter importing the D5200 MOV files to iMovie issue, let's see a typical asked question:

"I shot some video clip with my Nikon D5200 camcorder, the files are good and I want to edit them in iMovie for sharing. But it seems that iMovie does not accept the D5200 files, what is the problem? I know iMovie accept MOV, but why not Nikon D5200 MOV? How can I import Nikon D5200 H.264 MOV files to iMovie?"

It is a frequently asked question. iMovie does accept MOV, but the MOV is compressed with ProRes or AIC(Apple Intermediate Codec), H.264 codec is not friendly to iMovie, so iMovie cannot open the Nikon D5200 MOV files, neither the Nikon D7000, D600, etc. To edit Nikon D5200 MOV in iMovie, you have to convert H.264 MOV to ProRes MOV or AIC MOV first. To perform the conversion, I recommend iOrgsoft Video Converter for Mac to help you. It can perfectly convert H.264 MOV to iMovie ProRes MOV without quality loss. It is easy to use due to the user-friendly interface, and the converting speed is fast enough to ensure you get the output files soon.

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Add Nikon D5200 files to the Converter

After you have installed and run the Nikon D5200 MOV to iMovie Converter, hit "Add files" button to import the MOV videos you want to convert to the program; or directly drag and drop the files to the app for convenience.

add MOV video


Select output format

Apple ProRes MOV is preset for iMovie in this Converter, so, you just need to go to the iMovie column to set output format. If you need to import Nikon D5200 H.264 MOV to FCP, you just need to go to Final Cut Pro column instead.

set output format path


Convert D5200 MOV to iMovie

At last, when all necessary setting is finished, click "Convert" button to transcode Nikon D5200 H.264 MOV to Prores MOV for editing. When the conversion is completed, you can import the files to iMovie to edit then.

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