Summary: In this guide, you can know the easy method to import Nikon MOV files from D5100, D5200 to Windows Movie Maker for editing, playing flawlessly.
Two outstanding DSLR cameras from Nikon: D5100, D5200 are very popular among professional photographers or the amateurs. It supports full HD H.264 MOV video recording. However, users find it’s difficult to import Nikon MOV clips to Windows Movie Maker or other NLE system. Here I share with you a simple guide on how to get Nikon D5100/5200 video to Windows Movie Maker in full compatibitlity without any playback or editing issues.
As you know, Nikon footage is highly compressed with H.264 codec, which is unacceptable by various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including Windows Movie Maker as well as Avid Media Composer(5/5.5/6/6.5/7), Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas, Adobe Premiere Pro(CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6CC)... In order to import the MOV files from Nikon D5100/D5200 to Movie Maker for editing, the easy workaround is to transcode Nikon MOV videos to Windows Movie Maker compatible video formats. Along with some help from a top H.264 MOV Converter, it can be done.
First of all, downloading the App- Brorsoft Video Converter
Overall, the program is a professional yet easy-to-use Nikon MOV Converter. It not only can convert Nikon D5100, D5200 MOV to Windows Movie Maker editable format(.wmv) with the best output quality, but also provide simple video editing functions for you. What’s more, this video converter can transcode videos from HD cameras or camcorders (like Nikon, JVC, Panasonic, Sony and Cannon) for editing in Windows Movie Maker, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro, etc. Just download it and follow the tutorial below to get Windows Movie Maker and Nikon MOV clips to work beautifully.
Converting Nikon MOV to Windows Movie Maker:
Step 1. Launch the Nikon MOV Converter. Drag and drop .mov clips to file list. The converter works with all MOV shootings taken with Nikon or Canon DSLR series.
Step 2. Hit the Format box and select HD Video -->WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.
Tip: Adjust video resolution, bit rate, frame rate, etc.
Click "Settings" button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 3. Click the convert button under the preview window; the MOV converter will start converting Nikon footage to Windows Movie Maker immediately. Soon after the conversion is finished, just click “Open” button to get the generated files for edit in Windows Movie Maker perfectly.
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