A camera or camcorder is really a nice helper to capture every moment and detail. To recall the wonderful moments recorded by Nikon 1 J5 on a super cool media player QuickTime, you’d better transfer your Nikon 1 J5 4K videos to it first. How to play Nikon 1 J5 4K videos on QuickTime even on Yosemite will be simply discussed here.
The Nikon 1 J5 is an extremely portable compact and lightweight camera. As other Nikon mirrorless cameras, it can record Full HD videos. In addition, the Nikon 1 J5 supports recording of 4K movies at 3,840*2,160 resolution. However, the H.264 encoded MOV file format from Nikon 1 J5 is beyond the compatibility of QuickTime. What’s more, QuickTime is not able to handle Nikon 1 J5 4K videos. Besides media player, you have no idea and incompatible issues in editing Nikon 1 J5 4K videos in FCP and other non-linear editing system.
Let’s take a clear look at the videography and photography two aspects to see the parameters this new camera Nikon 1 J5 owned:
Photography features: Minimum shutter speed: 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed: 1/16000 sec
Exposure modes: Program Auto, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, Manual, Scene Auto Selector
Scene modes: Portrait, Night Portrait, Close-up, Auto
Built-in flash: Use
Videography features: Resolutions: 4K (15p), 1920 x 1080 (60p, 30p), 1280 x 720 (120p/60p/30p)
Format: MPEG-4, H.264
Videography notes: Slow motion: 1280 x 720 (120 fps), 800 x 296 (400 fps), 400 x 144 (1200 fps)
Since this H.264/MPEG-4 is a highly compression codec, which is very convenient for transferring, but for playback on QuickTime on Mac. It may not as smoothly as it should. So is there any easy way to play Nikon 1 J5 4K videos on QuickTime without any choppy or blur? To solve the problem, you need to convert Nikon 1 J5 4K videos to QuickTime using QuickTime MOV as primary delivery format with third-party software Pavtube Video Converter for Mac, which really do an excellent job on the field of maintaining the HD quality. After the conversion, you can barely see the differences between the converted files and the original ones.
How to import Nikon 1 J5 4K videos to QuickTime for playing?
Step 1: Run the program you just set up. You can hit “Add video” button to import the 4K videos from Nikon 1 J5 camcorder or hard drive to the converter. If you want to load several 4K videos at one time, you can click “Add from folder”. Dragging and dropping files to the main interface is also available.
Step 2: Click on “Format” bar and select output format from the drop-down list. To play Nikon 1 J5 4K videos on QuickTime beautifully, you’d better choose “Common Video>>MOV-QuickTime (*.mov)” as best output format.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button to customize the output video and audio settings by yourself. But if you are not good at it, you’d better use the default parameters, they will ensure you a good balance between file size and image quality basically. You can change the resolution, bit rate, frame rate as you need.
Step 4: After all have been settled, back to the main UI and then click this “Convert” button to start your conversion.
Conclusion: If you forget to set the file location, just click “Open output folder” to locate them in the default place. Now you can enjoy the smoothly and vivid Nikon 1 J5 4K videos on QuickTime on Mac, even for the Yosemite.
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