Best Way to Convert Nikon 1 J3 MOV to H.264 MOV for Avid Media Composer Editing on Mac
Nikon 1 J3 is a compact, CX-format interchangeable lens digital camera with a 14.2 MP CMOS image sensor. It features a 3.0″ LCD display, can snap photos while recording movies in Full HD (1080p), 15 FPS continuous burst shooting, RAW file recording, Best Moment Capture, Motion Snapshot, Smart Photo Selector and superb low-light performance. Includes the 1 NIKKOR VR II 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens and 1 NIKKOR VR II 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6 Lens. The Nikon 1 J3 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 1 J3 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 1 J3 MOV video to Avid Media Composer edit with high quality on Mac, you can convert Nikon 1 J3 MOV files to Avid Media Composer MOV before editing.
Here is how I import Nikon 1 J3 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 and PowerPC Mac.
Step 1. Load mov videos to Nikon Video Converter for Mac.
Connect Nikon 1 J3 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 Firstarsoft as the best Nikon 1 J3 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 for Avid.
Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video > H.264 HD Video(*.mov), and the Nikon MOV to Avid converter will transcode the Nikon Full HD 1080P files to HD 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 1 J3 MOV video to HD 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 1 J3 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.