The arrival of the 24MP D7100 comes two-and-a-half years after the announcement of its predecessor the D7000, and it’s a pretty serious upgrade. Nikon D7100 24.1MP DX format CMOS sensor, with no OLPF breathtaking Full 1080p HD 60i/30p video H.264/MPEG-4 MOV Movies, and this MOV video format came from Nikon D7100 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 iMovie 8/9 . You need to convert the 1080p HD MOV footage off your Nikon D7100 with Mac Nikon D7100 MOV Converter for Snow Leopard. It also supports other Nikon Full HD cameras.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Nikon D7100 HD MOV files to iMovie 8, iMovie 9 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard.
Step 1. Load Nikon D7100 HD MOV videos to Nikon D7100 Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mov files from Nikon D7100 camera, run Nikon D7100 Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Nikon D7100 to iMovie Converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mov videos.
Step 2. Choose H.264 MOV output format.
Click the “Format” option and choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mp4) as output format, and the Mac Nikon D7100 MOV Converter will transcode 1080p MOV videos to Quicktime MOV with H.264 as video codec.
Step 3. Merge Nikon HD Files. (Optional)
Tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and the Mac Nikon D7100 to MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Nikon D7100 1080P H.264 MOV to iMovie on Mac
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Nikon D7100 MOV converter starts converting Nikon D7100 MOV videos to H.264 MOV, and joining the files for playing/editing on Mac.
After converting and merging the Nikon D7100 MOV files, just import the output files to iMovie 8/9 and iMovie 11.The output videos are compatible with Final Cut Studio/Pro, Final Cut Express (FCE) 4 for editing,to import the HD videos on Mac without compatibility issue.
You also can choose Quicktime Movie Format – Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) output format.Click the “Format” option and navigate the mouse cursor to Quicktime Movie Format > Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) as output format.