A first for Nikon DSLR cameras, the Nikon D5500 incorporates a touchscreen LCD monitor, giving you greater camera control. It features a 24.2 megapixel sensor and an EXPEED 4 image processor that provide high-resolution images and Full HD 1080p video with notable low-light sensitivity up to ISO 25600 and up to 5 fps. The optical low-pass filter is omitted from the sensor, allowing for additional sharpness in both photos and videos. The D5500 has a 39-point autofocus system with nine cross-type sensors and a 2,016-pixel RGB sensor for precise exposure metering in a wide variety of lighting conditions. Full HD videos can be shot at multiple frame rates up to 60 fps, with full-time continuous auto focusing capabilities. The D5500 has selectable audio frequency ranges – Wide and Voice. It also has a built-in intervalometer to record up to 9,999 consecutive exposures at variable intervals. The Nikon D5500 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 D5500 is a long GOP format that is highly compressed, it is not a good editing format.
But this MOV video format came from Nikon D5500 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 D5500 MOV video to Avid Media Composer edit with high quality on Mac, you can convert Nikon D5500 MOV files to Avid Media Composer MOV before editing.
Supported OS:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5
Here is how I import Nikon D5500 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,Mavericks,Yosemite and PowerPC Mac.
Step 1. Load mov videos to Nikon HD Video Converter for Mac.
Connect Nikon D5500 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 UFUWare as the best Nikon D5500 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 or Avid DNxHD (*.mov) for Avid.
Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov)or Avid DNxHD (*.mov), and the Nikon MOV to Avid converter will transcode the Nikon Full HD 1080P files to HD MOV or Avid DNxHD (*.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 D5500 MOV video to HD MOV or Avid DNxHD (*.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 D5500 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 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 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.