The Nikon 1 J2 is a stylish compact system camera featuring a 10-megapixel “CX” format sensor and the Nikon 1 lens mount. Boasting continuous shooting speeds of up to 60 frames per second at full resolution, Full HD video capture, an ultra-fast hybrid auto-focus system, Smart Photo Selector and a unique Motion Snapshot Mode, the portable Nikon J2 also offers more conventional shooting modes like Programmed Auto, Aperture and Shutter Priority, as well as Metered Manual and a new Creative Mode that provides a variety of photo effects and easier access to the camera’s key settings. Also on board is a built-in pop-up flash with a guide number of 5, a 3 inch rear display with an increased resolution of 921k-dots, and an electronic shutter.
But this MOV video format came from Nikon 1 J2 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 8/9/11. You need to convert the 1080p HD MOV footage off your Nikon 1 J2 with Mac Nikon 1 J2 MOV Converter for iMovie for Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Nikon 1 J2 MOV to a playable/compatible Mac H.264 MOV on Mac for iMovie 8/9/11 but also supports other Nikon 1 J2 cameras.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Nikon 1 J2 HD MOV files to iMovie 8/9/11 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion.
Step 1. Load Nikon 1 J2 HD MOV videos to Nikon MOV Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mov files from Nikon 1 J2 camera, run Nikon Video Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the best Mac Nikon 1 J2 to iMovie 8/9/11 MOV Converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mov videos.
Step 2. Choose HD MOV output format for iMovie 8/9/11.
Click the “Profile” option, and choose HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) or iMovie > ProRes MOV (*.mov) for converting the highly compressed Nikon 1 J2 HD MOV to compatible MOV for loading to iMovie 8/9/11. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.
Step3. Merge Nikon 1 J2 1080 H.264 MOV files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Nikon 1 J2 1080p H.264 MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Nikon 1 J2 1080 H.264 MOV to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Nikon 1 J2 MOV converter starts converting Nikon 1 J2 MOV videos to iMovie 8/9/11 MOV, and joining the files for playing/editing on iMovie.
After converting and merging the Nikon 1 J2 MOV files, just import the output files to iMovie 8/9/11 for editing still in HD.
If you are on a Windows computer with Windows XP/2003/Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Home Server, and would like to put Nikon 1 J2 videos to Windows Moive Maker,Adobe Premiere,Sony Vegas for editing, just use the Windows Nikon 1 J2 video converter.
1. The Best Nikon Video Converter for Mac also supports converting Nikon D7000, Nikon D5100, Nikon D5200, Nikon D3100, Nikon D800, Nikon 1 J2, Nikon 1 J1, Nikon 1 V1, Nikon D3200, 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, Final Cut Express 4, iMovie 8/9/11, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.