Nikon D5100 delivers exceptionally high-quality movie performance due to its full 1080p HD capability while the latest in Full-time autofocus takes the guess work out of tracking your subjects while in motion. The D5100 incorporates an amazing array of special effects for use when taking still pictures or recording D-Movie Full HD movies.
But this MOV video format came from Nikon D5100 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 FCE 4. You need to convert the 1080p HD MOV footage off your Nikon D5100 with Mac Nikon D5100 MOV Converter for FCE for Lion. It does not only convert Nikon D5100 MOV to a playable/compatible Mac H.264 MOV on Mac for Final Cut Express 4 but also supports other Nikon D5100 cameras.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Nikon D5100 HD MOV files to Final Cut Express 4 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion and Mountain Lion.
Step 1. Load Nikon D5100 HD MOV videos to Nikon MOV Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mov files from Nikon D5100 camera, run Nikon Video Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the best Mac Nikon D5100 to Final Cut Express 4 MOV Converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mov videos.
Step 2. Choose HD MOV output format for Final Cut Express 4.
Click the “Profile” option, and choose HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) or iMovie > iMovie MOV (*.mov) for converting the highly compressed Nikon D5100 HD MOV to compatible MOV for loading to Final Cut Express 4. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.
Step3. Merge Nikon D5100 1080 H.264 MOV files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Nikon D5100 1080p H.264 MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Nikon D5100 1080 H.264 MOV to Final Cut Express 4 on Mac
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Nikon D5100 MOV converter starts converting Nikon D5100 MOV videos to Final Cut Express 4 MOV, and joining the files for playing/editing on FCE.
After converting and merging the Nikon D5100 MOV files, just import the output files to Final Cut Express 4 for editing still in HD.
If you are on a Windows computer with Windows XP/2003/Vista, Windows 7, Windows Home Server, and would like to put Nikon D5100 videos to Windows Moive Maker,Adobe Premiere,Sony Vegas for editing, just use the Windows Nikon D5100 video converter.
1. The Best Nikon Video Converter for Mac also supports converting Nikon D7000, Nikon D5100, Nikon D5200, Nikon D3100, Nikon D800, Nikon D600, Nikon 1 J1, Nikon 1 V1, Nikon 1 J2, Nikon D3S, Nikon D600, Nikon D4, Nikon 1 V2, MOV videos to ProRes MOV, H.264 MOV, MPG, DV, AVI, etc on Mac for Final Cut Pro 6/7, Final Cut Pro X, iMovie 8/9/11, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.