The Nikon D5200 is an upper entry-level DSLR that improves on the D5100 by offering a 24MP CMOS sensor, 1080i60 or 1080i50 movie capability, a side-articulated 921K dot 3.0″ tilt/swivel LCD and new processing filters. Interestingly, the D5200 is equipped with a significantly upgraded AF system, based around the same Multi-Cam 4800DX AF sensor that is used in the D7000, and the same 2016-pixel RGB metering sensor. The D5200 is also compatible with Nikon’s optional WU-1a WiFi module. And with the Advance Movie Mode, you can capture 1080i HD video in as well as high-resolution stills at the same time.
But this MOV video format came from Nikon D5200 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 D5200 with Mac Nikon D5200 MOV Converter for iMovie for Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Nikon D5200 MOV to a playable/compatible Mac H.264 MOV on Mac for iMovie 8/9/11 but also supports other Nikon D5200 cameras.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Nikon D5200 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 D5200 HD MOV videos to Nikon MOV Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mov files from Nikon D5200 camera, run Nikon Video Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the best Mac Nikon D5200 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 D5200 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 D5200 1080 H.264 MOV files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Nikon D5200 1080p H.264 MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Nikon D5200 1080 H.264 MOV to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Nikon D5200 MOV converter starts converting Nikon D5200 MOV videos to iMovie 8/9/11 MOV, and joining the files for playing/editing on iMovie.
After converting and merging the Nikon D5200 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 D5200 videos to Windows Moive Maker,Adobe Premiere,Sony Vegas for editing, just use the Windows Nikon D5200 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.