In the first year of 2012, Nikon released a broadcast quality video camera- D800. In the last yesr, Nikon D600 was released. The D600 is the
smallest, least expensive full frame Nikon DSLR yet, aimed directly at enthusiast photographers. It is built around a 24MP FX format CMOS sensor and crams many of the features of the more
expensive D800 into a distinctly D7000-esque body. It features a 100% coverage viewfinder and 39-point autofocus system, nine of which are cross-type points.
Both D600 and D800 also can capture 1080p H.264 MOV video at 30, 25 or 24 frames per second and can stream uncompressed footage out over its HDMI port. To get a better video playback with family and friends, some users will import the H.264 files to iMovie 11 for further editing. Are you planning to do so? Do you know the H.264 is a high compression format, which can't be recognized well by iMovie, particularly those 1080p footages. It means that you will meet the "The file is incompatible" message when you try to import H.264 to iMovie. If you meet the trouble, what will you do?
In fact, if you know the video format of iMovie, you will know the best way to get D800/D600 HD recordings to iMovie 11. The iMovie surpports to import 1080i and 720p AVCHD and DVCPRO HD recordings from Cameras and its native format is Apple Intermediate Code(AIC). You can derectly dra and drop AIC file to imovie for further editing. So the easiest way is to transcode H.264 MOV to AIC on Mac OS X with a video convert tool.
If you have not an app to convert D800/D600 1080p file, you can use the top H.264 MOV to iMovie Converter. With the professional software, you can quickly do the H.264 MOV to AIC conversion with original video qualiy. I have been using it for a long time, and I never meet the unsurpported messages on my iMac. Then I will share the simple steps with you.
Step 1. Connect your camera to your Mac, or insert SD/Memory card into the computer. Open the app for free trial and click "file" to add H.264 MOV to it.
Tip: You can add several files. If you want to join them, you can tab the "Merge into on" box.
Step 2. Click "Format" bar and find the "iMovie/Final Cut Express" category. In the menu, you can see the best output format AIC. Please choose it for converting to.
Step 3. If necessary, you can tick “Settings” icon to set the video frame rate as 30fps, video size as 1920*1080 to get teh best output quality.
Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start transcoding D800/D600 H.264 MOV files to AIC on Mac OS X. When the process is 100%, you will hear the "ding" sound, next please click the "Complete".
Step 5. How to get the converted file? Click "Open" you will see the file in the same name. Now the converted file is compatible for iMovie, you can directly copy or transer it to iMovie for freely editing. Have a good time!