How to Open Nikon MOV files in Windows Movie Maker
Nikon cameras are very excellent in the market, as the biggest competitor to Canon (DSLR). It's wonderful to use a Nikon DSLR to take photos and record HD videos when you travel. As a Nikon user, you may usually encounter some importing issues when attempting to edit Nikon MOV in Windows Movie Maker. Let's see a frequently asked question on this.
I have some video clips from Nikon(D800) with a file extension .MOV. When I open windows movie maker and click "import" I browse to my file and select one of the video clips and try to import it. I get a message that says "cannot import as movie maker does not recognize the codec".
As you see, many folks are talking about how to import Nikon MOV files(from D810, D800,D7100, D3100, D3200, D4, D90, D5100, D7000, Nikon D750, etc.) into Windows Movie Maker for editing without problems. Well, although Movie Maker can support MOV, the highly compressed H.264 encoded .mov is not ideal for editing yet. If you're getting caught by the editing issues of Nikon MOV footage, we definitely recommend you a solution- converting Nikon H.264 MOV to WMV with Brorsoft Video Converter - a great Nikon MOV Converter.
Why choose this video converter software? Basically, it does a good job in converting H.264 .mov files to .wmv formats for Windows Movie Maker editing in sync with original quality. What's more, it also supports transcoding all Nikon H.264 mov footages to DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Premiere Pro and Vegas Pro, etc video editing programs. Download the program and you can follow the steps below.
Download Nikon MOV Converter:
Transcode Nikon MOV files to Windows Movie Maker for smooth editing
Step 1. Load H.264 .mov footage
Launch the Nikon MOV to WMM Converter and then click the "Add" button to load .mov videos.
Step 2. Set WMV as output format for editing
Hit the Format box and select HD Video -->WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.
Step 3. Adjust video, audio settings to optimize output file quality
Click "Settings" button, then you will be able to adjust audio and video parameters on the popup window to customize the output file quality, these adjustable parameters include codec name, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel. To maintain original HD quality, you may set "original" in the fields of "Size", "Bitrate" and "Frame rate". To downsize the Nikon .mov files, just set a smaller bitrate.
Step 4. Click "Convert" button to start conversion
After these steps above, click convert button to start converting Nikon 1080p MOV to WMV for Windows Movie Maker with best quality, and then you can edit Nikon footage in Windows Movie Maker as you want with no codec problems.