When I record video with my Nikon D3100, it records in .MOV file type. I've looked and there's no way of changing this :(. Windows movie maker does not accept .MOV as a file to edit in the program because it is quicktime. I got my new computer in 2 days which runs Windows 7. And the Windows 7 Windows Movie Maker also can not accept .MOV files. So how can I edit the video taken from my Camera? I've tried using a freeware converter but it messed up the quality
Nikon D3100 is one of the top 10 Best Selling & Top Rated Digital SLR Cameras 2011 on Amazon, which record full 1080p HD videos in MOV format. Successor to the popular D3000, it is built around a 14.2 CMOS sensor and a 3 inch LCD, captures beautiful pictures and amazing Full HD 1080p movies with sound and full-time autofocus. But the MOV video format came from Nikon D3100 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 editing software like: Adobe Premiere , Sony Vegas , Windows Moive Maker, even Windows 7 Windows Live Movie Maker, etc.
Windows Movie Maker only supports a few videos formats like ASF, WMV, MPG, AVI, MP2, no support for the Nikon D3100 MOV format. Aunsoft Video Converter comes as the perfect partner for putting Nikon D3100 MOV videos to Windows Movie Maker and Windows Live Movie Maker for editing or burning directly. Aunsoft Video Converter would convert Nikon D3100 to WMV, and merge 1080p video for editing.
Follow the steps below, and you can bring the HD videos from Nikon D3100 to Windows Movie Maker (WMM) for editing.
Step 1. Load Nikon D3100 1080p MOV videos to Aunsoft Video Converter for Windows.
Transfer the .mov files from Nikon D3100 to Windows computer hard drive via USB cable, run Aunsoft VideoConverter as the Nikon D3100 MOV to WMV converter, and click the “Add” button to load 1080p .mov videos.
Step 2. Choose HD WMV output format.
Click the “Format” option, and choose HD Video > WMV HD Video (*.wmv) as output format. The Nikon D3100 MOV converter will convert 1080p MOV to 1080p HD WMV with WMV3 as video codec. This MOV Converter will export wmv videos with original video resolution, and make the HD videos stable on Windows Movie Maker.
Step 3. Edit loaded Nikon D3100 MOV files. (Optional)
Click the button of “Editor” on the menu bar and the editor interface will come out with several editing options.They allow you to crop unwanted parts, trim video length and add some special effects, like aged film, replace audio and add your own watermark to the video.
Step 4. Convert Nikon D3100 MOV to WMV3 for WMM.
Click the convert button under the preview window, and the conversion from Nikon D3100 1080p MOV to 1080p WMV3 will start immediately. After the conversion, you may import the output HD videos to Window Movie Maker and mix the slides, pictures to create your home movies.
After creating home movies in WMM, you can share the movies in Windows Media Center, watch movies on TV or even burn the videos to DVD in Windows DVD Maker. Just enjoy the creation with Nikon D3100.