“Hi, there. I have just purchased a Nikon D3500 last month, which is a super-compact mirrorless camera according to Nikon. I’ve been using it to film a lot over the last 2 weeks and now I want to import D3500 footage to iMovie to do some basic editing, but it seems that iMovie can not open the D3500 Full HD footage at all. Why? Can anyone help me out please? MacBook Pro. Thor Maillet”
The Nikon D3500 is the latest version of Nikon’s entry-level DSLR. It’s effectively an update to the evergreen Nikon D3400, a starter DSLR that’s been a long-term favourite. Given the trend towards 4K video in the last year or so, especially in rival mirrorless cameras, it’s a little disappointing to see only Full HD capture on the D3500. 12.9-ounce (365-gram) camera body weight, Native ISO range of 100-25,600; 5 frames per second continuous shooting, Easy to use, etc. As an amateur photographer, this camera is a good choice.
You got some MOV video files shot by the Nikon D3500 camera, and you want to import these MOV video files to iMovie for personal editing. But to be disappointing, you can’t import 1,920×1,080 / 60 fps videos to iMovie directly because the iMovie can not support H.264/MPEG-4 files well. If you want to import Nikon D3500 MOV footage into iMovie, for further editing, you need to convert Nikon D3500 MOV files to iMovie supported file like Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) MOV. The Apple Intermediate Codec is a high-quality 8-bit 4:2:0 video codec used mainly as a less processor-intensive way of working with long-GOP MPEG-2 footage such as HDV. It is recommended for use with all HD workflows in iMovie, Final Cut Express and until Final Cut Pro version 5.
Nikon D3500 MOV Converter for iMovie
Acrok HD Video Converter for Mac is the best application for you to convert/import Nikon D3500 video to iMovie best editing codec. Nikon D3500 to iMovie Converter is the best H.264/MPEG-4 to AIC Converter. With the help of the powerful Nikon D3500 Video Converter, you can convert Nikon D3500 recordings to AIC MOV easily and quickly for personal editing and then share with your families.
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Tip: If you like playing your recordings on portable devices or HDTV, this Nikon D3500 video converter can help you convert MOV footage to common video format for your devices. For editing Nikon D3500 video in Premiere Pro, Windows Movie Maker, Sony Vegas Pro, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, After Effects… you can use same way to convert MOV recordings to your editing software compatible videos via the best Nikon D3500 to iMovie converter.
Steps to Convert Nikon D3500 MOV to AIC codec for using in iMovie
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Run the top Nikon Video Converter, and load Nikon D3500 1080P MOV files to the powerful Mac H.264/MPEG-4 to AIC Converter. You can click either "Add files" button or "Add folder" button to load source files. If you like, you can drag your Nikon D3500 footage into this program.
Choose output format
Click the "Format" bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express > iMovie AIC (*.mov)" as iMovie compatible codec for editing Nikon D3500 files in iMovie smoothly.
Edit Nikon D3500 video (optional)
To edit your Nikon D3500 recordings, click the "Edit" button to open the video editor window. And then you can trim the video, crop video size, deinterlace, add some special video effects, add watermarks, attatch subtitles even Add 3D effects.
Start converting videos
Click the "Convert" button under the preview window, and the program will start to convert Nikon D3500 MOV to AIC MOV format on Mac OS X. After conversion, click "Open" button to locate the converted video files. Run iMovie, you can import and edit the Nikon D3500 footage on Mac freely.