Nikon 1 J3 is a compact, CX-format interchangeable lens digital camera with a 14.2 MP CMOS image sensor. It features a 3.0″ LCD display, can snap photos while recording movies in Full HD (1080p), 15 FPS continuous burst shooting, RAW file recording, Best Moment Capture, Motion Snapshot, Smart Photo Selector and superb low-light performance. Includes the 1 NIKKOR VR II 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens and 1 NIKKOR VR II 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens. The Nikon 1 J3 captures stills in JPEG and RAW and video in the MOV format, with H.264/MPEG-4 compression.
But this MOV video format came from Nikon 1 J3 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 1 J3 with Mac Nikon 1 J3 MOV Converter for FCE for Lion. It does not only convert Nikon 1 J3 MOV to a playable/compatible Mac H.264 MOV on Mac for Final Cut Express 4 but also supports other Nikon 1 J3 cameras.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Nikon 1 J3 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 1 J3 HD MOV videos to Nikon MOV Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mov files from Nikon 1 J3 camera, run Nikon Video Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the best Mac Nikon 1 J3 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 1 J3 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 1 J3 1080 H.264 MOV files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Nikon 1 J3 1080p H.264 MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Nikon 1 J3 1080 H.264 MOV to Final Cut Express 4 on Mac
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Nikon 1 J3 MOV converter starts converting Nikon 1 J3 MOV videos to Final Cut Express 4 MOV, and joining the files for playing/editing on FCE.
After converting and merging the Nikon 1 J3 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 1 J3 videos to Windows Moive Maker,Adobe Premiere,Sony Vegas for editing, just use the Windows Nikon 1 J3 video converter.
1. The Best Nikon Video Converter for Mac also supports converting Nikon D7100, Nikon D7000, Nikon D5100, Nikon D5200, Nikon D3100, Nikon D800, Nikon D600, Nikon 1 J2, Nikon 1 J3, Nikon 1 V1, Nikon D3200, Nikon D3S, Nikon 1 J1, 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.