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 may have the difficulty of playing and editing Nikon MOV video files on some players and editing software on Mac. If you want to transfer Nikon 1 J2 MOV video to Avid Media Composer edit with high quality on Mac, you can convert Nikon 1 J2 MOV files to Avid Media Composer MOV before editing.
Here is how I import Nikon 1 J2 MOV videos to Avid Media Composer by converting Nikon MOV to HD MOV on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion and PowerPC Mac.
Step 1. Load mov videos to Nikon Video Converter for Mac.
Connect Nikon 1 J2 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 from UFUSoft as the best Nikon 1 J2 to Avid video converter on Mac, and click the “Add” button to load .mov videos. You may also directly drag and drop the MOV video to application UI for importing files.
Step 2. Choose HD MOV for Avid.
Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov), and the Nikon MOV to Avid converter will transcode the Nikon Full HD 1080P files to HD MOV for Avid MC, Xpress Pro.To get high quality video, you can click the “Settings” button and make sure the original option is used for the Bit rate option.
Step 3. Convert Nikon 1 J2 MOV video to HD MOV for Avid editing software.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the Mac Nikon MOV to Avid Converter will start the conversion from Nikon 1 J2 MOV to Avid compatible MOV for Avid MC or Xpress Pro or the upgraded Media Composer 5/6.
As soon as the conversion in finished, you can import .mov videos to Avid Media Composer, Avid Xpress Pro for editing. The output HD MOV also works in Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express/ iMovie, and other non-linear editing software like Adobe Premiere on Mac OS X.
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 6/7, FCP X, Final Cut Express 4, iMovie 8/9/11, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.