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 will not playback or edit smoothly the highly compressed MOV on your Mac with FCE/iMovie. You need to convert the 1080p HD MOV footage off your Nikon D5500 with Mac Nikon D5500 MOV Converter for FCE/iMovie for Mac. It does not only convert Nikon D5500 MOV to a playable/compatible Mac H.264 MOV on Mac for Final Cut Express or iMovie but also supports other Nikon D5500 cameras.
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 the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Nikon D5500 HD MOV files to FCE,iMovie 8/9/11 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion ,Mountain Lion,Mavericks and Yosemite.
Step 1. Load Nikon D5500 HD MOV videos to Nikon MOV Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mov files from Nikon D5500 camera, run Nikon Video Converter for Mac from UFUWare as the best Mac Nikon D5500 to FCE/iMovie MOV Converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mov videos.
Step 2. Choose HD MOV output format for FCE/iMovie.
Click the “Profile” option, and choose HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) or iMovie > iMovie AIC MOV (*.mov) for converting the highly compressed Nikon D5500 HD MOV to compatible MOV for loading to FCE/iMovie. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.
Step3. Merge Nikon D5500 1080 H.264 MOV files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Nikon D5500 1080p H.264 MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Nikon D5500 1080 H.264 MOV to Final Cut Express or iMovie on Mac
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Nikon D5500 MOV converter starts converting Nikon D5500 MOV videos to FCE/iMovie MOV, and joining the files for playing/editing on FCE/iMovie.
After converting and merging the Nikon D5500 MOV files, just import the output files to Final Cut Express and iMovie for editing still in HD.
If you are on a Windows computer with Windows XP/2003/Vista, Windows 7,Windows 8/8.1 Windows Home Server, and would like to put Nikon D5500 videos to Windows Moive Maker,Adobe Premiere,Sony Vegas for editing, just use the Windows Nikon D5500 video converter.