Nikon D610 recording 1080 60i/30p MOV video format 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 Final Cut Express 4 . When you connect Nikon D610 MOV to iMac, the Apple computer does not recognize the MOV files. And when you try to import the Nikon MOV movies to FCP,FCE, Final Cut may shut down immediately or pop up error message. So how can you backup the movies on Mac and edit Nikon MOV on Mac Final Cut Express any time you want?
After googling the workflow for playing Nikon D610 MOV videos on Mac, you will find Nikon HD Video Converter for Mac is the recommended Mac Nikon to FCE video converter, which converts Nikon MOV to Mac compatible MOV for Final Cut Express/FCE 4 with Apple MOV Codec. With the Mac Nikon video converter, it is also easy to merge and combine video clips into a single file for continuous playback.
If you face problem importing or editing Nikon D610 Full HD 1080p mov videos in Final Cut Express /FCE 4, the following steps would help to some extend.
Step 1. Load mov videos to Nikon Video Converter for Mac.
Connect Nikon D610 to Apple iMac with the in-box USB cable, copy and transfer the 1080p .mov files to the Apple hard drive disk. Run Nikon Video Converter for Mac as the best Nikon D610 video converter on Mac, and click the “Add” button to load .mov videos.
Step 2. Choose Apple AIC codec for Final Cut Express.
Click the “Format” option and choose QuickTime Movie Format > Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) as output format with high quality for Final Cut Express 4. The Mac Nikon Video converter will convert Nikon D610 Full HD MOV to HD MOV with H.264 as video codec.Click the “Settings” button and choose 1920*1080 as output video size.
Step 3. Edit video size as original. (Optional)
You can choose the clip on list and click the Properties button to view the source video resolution. 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.
Tick the checkbox for “Merge into one file”, and the Mac Nikon D610 to MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step 4. Convert Nikon D610 MOV videos to Apple AIC codec or HD MOV for FCE.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Nikon D610 to FCE MOV converter will start converting Nikon D610 MOV to Apple MOV for edit on Final Cut Express.
When the conversion is done, just import the output videos to FCE to enjoy fast editing without rendering in video or audio.