If you buy a new Nikon D800 which creates .mov files, and you hope the Nikon 1080p .mov files will be able to edit in Final Cut Express 4. But you have seen some discussions find how you need to first convert the video clips to a format that FCE 4 can use because it apparently cannot process the Nikon D800 .MOV files. This article will tell you the simplest way to convert the Nikon D800 multiple clips into FCE 4 at the best possible quality.
Step by step to convert nikon d800 videos to AIC mov for use in FCE 4 sequence
1. Download and install the Nikon HD Video Converter for Mac, and add the recording .mov videos to this software from hard drive or Nikon D800 Camera by USB Cable.
2. Choose the output format for converting the .mov files to the Apple Intermediate Codec at a frame size of 1920×1080, a frame rate of 29.97, and audio set to Uncompressed Stereo 48kHz. ((“iMovie and Final Cut Express” > “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”)
3. Click “Convert” to start converting D800 mov to AIC mov for edting in FCE 4.
After fast conversion, click “open” to find the output file, then you can select and import the converted file for use in FCE 4 easily and edit the files in a 1080/30p sequence within FCE 4.