The Nikon D5 is the first Nikon DSLR capable of capturing 4K UHD video (3840×2160 at 30p), letting users create stunning ultra-high definition video with beautiful clarity and color. Multimedia content creators can also use the D5 to create 4K time-lapse videos in-camera using the Time-lapse Movie function, and can create 8-megapixel still images from frame grabs. A great addition to any production environment, the D5 includes all of the most popular pro-level features of the Nikon D5, including Full HD 1080p video at a variety of frame rates, uncompressed HDMI out, simultaneous live view and headphone/microphone connections.

Well, it is good for us to take high quality images and record vivid 4K and Full HD videos. The Nikon D5 cam encodes 4K footage with H.264 codec and save the files in MOV container format. However, I usually saw the camcorder users encounter importing issues when attempting to edit Nikon 4K MOV footage with iMovie and Final Cut Express like import it slowly, and couldn’t edit videos smoothly. The H.264 codec is a final delivery codec; it is not one you want to use for editing in iMovie/FCE. To solve the problem, the easy workaround is convert Nikon D5 H.264 MOV 4K videos to AIC MOV, a more editing-friendly format for iMovie and Final Cut Express.

UFUWare HD Video Converter for Mac is a professional tool that can deal with most kind of MOV videos regardless of the AIC codec for iMovie/FCE editing without quality loss. Plus, with the built-in video editor, you can also choose to trim, crop, add watermark, subtitles to your original videos. For Windows users, please turn to UFUWare HD Video Converter.

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Convert Nikon D5 H.264 MOV 4K videos to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE editing

1. Install and launch the UFUWare HD Video Converter as the top Nikon D5 to iMovie/FCE Converter. Click the “Add File” button to import the H.264 MOV 4K shootings captured by Nikon D5 DSLR camera. You can load directly from a camera or from a card reader, or from a folder on your HDD that contains your media data.

Nikon D5 to iMovie/FCE Converter

2. Click “Profile” bar to get the drop-down menu, and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format. The AIC MOV is the best compatbile format for iMovie and Final Cut Express.

Convert Nikon D5 H.264 MOV 4K videos to AIC MOV

3. Click the “Settings” button, the “Profile Setting” window pops up,on which you are allowed to custom video and audio parameters like bit rate,frame rate,resolution,sample rate,and audio channels according to your needs and optimize the output file quality.

Customize output videos and audio parameters

4. Click “Convert” button to Convert Nikon D5 H.264 MOV 4K videos to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE on Mac.

With this Nikon D5 4K MOV to AIC Converter, you can easily convert Nikon D5 H.264 4K MOV video files to iMovie/FCE native codec, and then you can import the converted AIC .mov files to iMovie 8/9/11 and Final Cut Express for editing on Mac smoothly, Just have a try!