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Topics: Dealing with Nikon 1 V1 1080p HD MOV and FCP (X), FCE, iMovie, Avid Media Composer compatible problems on Mac

Nikon 1 V1 Pursue and Express Life’s Moments

Nikon 1 V1 for your pursuit to express every moment of life. Your photography sparks conversations—the Nikon 1 V1 helps you interpret all. Set your creative freedom free with an imaging system designed for today and tomorrow. Nikon 1 for sharing the very incredible world that is yours.

Type: Advanced Camera with Interchangeable Lenses

Sensor Size 13.2mm x 8.8mm

Image Sensor Type: CMOS

Dust-reduction system: Image sensor cleaning

Viewfinder: Color LCD viewfinder, 0.47 inches(1.2cm) TFT LCD approx 1.44m dot with diopter adjustment function

Lens Aperture: electronically controlled .

Eye Sensor: Camera switches to viewfinder display when it detects that viewfinder is in use

Shutter type: Electronically-controlled vertical-travel focal plane mechanical shutter; electronic shutter


More about Nikon 1 V1 Product information, please click here.

Question: How to import Nikon 1 V1 1080p HD MOV in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie on Mac?
“Many Nikon users use Nikon 1 V1 to record 1080p HD footages, but many of them have problems when they want to import Nikon 1 V1 1080p HD MOV in Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Express, iMovie, Avid Media Composer for editing on Mac (include Mac OS X Leopard 10.5, Snow Leopard 10.6, Lion 10.7, Mountain Lion 10.8), Nikon 1J1 H.264 MOV video doesn’t seem compatible. What’s the reason? Any solutions?”

Answer: convert Nikon 1 V1 1080p HD MOV to Mac Editing Sofeware compatible format with Mac Nikon MOV Converter.

Nikon 1 V1 Work with both high resolution photos and Full HD (1080p) movies to bring even more creative expression to life. Elevate production with the addition of varied frame rates in 30/60/400/1200 fps. And this MOV video format came from Nikon 1 V1 is a long GOP format that is highly compressed, it is not a good editing format. So you will not playback or edit smoothly the highly compressed MOV on your Mac with FCP 6/7, FCP X, FCE, iMovie, Avid Media Composer. You need to convert the 1080p HD MOV footage to ProRes/AIC MOV with Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, It support Mac OS X Leopard (10.5), Snow Leopard (10.6), Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8).

Step 1. Download, install and run Pavtube Mac Nikon MOV Converter.

Step 2. Load MOV files from Nikon 1 V1 camera to Mac Nikon MOV Converter.

Connect Nikon 1 V1 to Apple iMac with the in-box USB cable, copy and transfer the 1080p .mov files to the Apple hard drive disk. Run Nikon MOV Converter for Mac as the best Nikon 1 V1 MOV to ProRes/AIC Converter on Mac, and click the “Add” button to load .mov videos.

Step 2. Setting the best video format.

* For Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Pro X

Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to “Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as output format”. The Mac Nikon 1 V1 MOV to FCP Converter will convert MOV to Apple ProRes 422 MOV with high quality.

Tip: You may notice that there are also other options like Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422 (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), DVCPRO HD 1080p30, HDV, etc.

* For iMovie and Final Cut Express

Click the “Format”, choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as best output codec for loading Nikon 1 V1 1080p MOV to iMovie and FCE on Mac.

* For Avid Media Composer

Click the “Format”, choose “Avid Media Composer > Avid DNxHD (*.mov)” as best output format for importing Nikon 1 V1 1080p MOV to Avid MC on Mac.

Step 3. Edit video size as original. (Optional)

To get the original video size, just click the “Settings” button and choose the right option like 1920*1080 from the video size drop-down box.With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition1920×1080. If necessary, you can aslo customize Video size, Bitrate and Frame Rate. Or set “original” in video bitrate drop-down list to keep best quality. You may skip this step as well as default format works well with FCP (x), FCE or iMovie too.

Step 4. Merge Nikon 1 V1 MOV files. (optional)
Tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and the Mac Nikon 1 V1 1080p MOV converter will join and merge several mov clips into a single file as output.

Step 5. Click the “” button under the preview window, you can start convert Nikon 1 V1 1080p HD MOV on Mac for editing:

For FCP or FCP X users: Convert Nikon 1 V1 1080p HD MOV to ProRes 422 MOV;

For iMovie or FCE users: Transcode 1080p MOV to AIC MOV;

For Avid Media Composer users: Convert 1080p HD MOV to DNxHD MOV.

When the conversion is done, just import the output videos to FCP, FCP X, FCE, iMovie, Avid Media Composer to enjoy fast editing without rendering in video or audio.

If you are Nikon 1 J1 users, you can refer to “Hot Topics: Handle Nikon 1 J1 H.264 MOV and FCP, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, FCE Compatibility problems“.

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1 comment

  1. Adrian

    Hi, I am using a Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Version 9. Cost to me was $40.00 at Walmart. You need to look at the boxes of different ofrfes and see what files they import and export. Now remember these files take up more hard drive and I have to place on DVD’s to keep space open. You may have a excellent record chipset, my laptop stumbled with HD at first. After using Sony the rendered record was straightforwardly watched with no jumping or jello. I will need an upgraded computer some day also now.

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