Nikon D7100 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 D7100 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 D7100 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 D7100 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 D7100 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 D7100 video converter on Mac, and click the “Add” button to load .mov videos. Continue reading