Nikon D600 Digital Camera body features a full-frame 24.3MP FX-format CMOS sensor in a compact form-factor. That means the D600 is both slimmer than a traditional HDSLR and more budget-friendly. And with a full-sized sensor also comes a powerful engine; the EXPEED 3 processing system enables features such as 5.5 fps continuous shooting at full resolution. Also, compact as it may be, the D600 still fits in a 3.2″ LCD monitor. Nikon D600 shoots 1080p HD videos with selectable frame rates of 30p, 25p or 24p and MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression. Bend time with 720p HD at 60p, 50p or 30p for ultra-smooth video playback of fast moving subjects, or create slow-motion footage during post processing. The Nikon D600 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 D600 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 D600 with Mac Nikon D600 MOV Converter for iMovie for Snow Leopard. It does not only convert Nikon D600 MOV to a playable/compatible Mac H.264 MOV on Mac for iMovie 8/9/11 but also supports other Nikon D600 cameras.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Nikon D600 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 D600 HD MOV videos to Nikon MOV Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mov files from Nikon D600 camera, run Nikon Video Converter for Mac from UFUSoft as the best Mac Nikon D600 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 D600 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 D600 1080 H.264 MOV files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Nikon D600 1080p H.264 MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Nikon D600 1080 H.264 MOV to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Nikon D600 MOV converter starts converting Nikon D600 MOV videos to iMovie 8/9/11 MOV, and joining the files for playing/editing on iMovie.
After converting and merging the Nikon D600 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 D600 videos to Windows Moive Maker,Adobe Premiere,Sony Vegas for editing, just use the Windows Nikon D600 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 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.