Summary: Along with Brorsoft's MOV Converter for Mac, you can easily convert and import Nikon 1 J1/V1 MOV footage into Final Cut Pro (X), iMovie and FCE for further editing on Mac (OS X 10.9 Mavericks included).
Nikon has created an entirely new system, which is spearheaded by two cameras - the Nikon 1 J1 and 1 V1. The J1 is the entry-level model, and the V1 is aimed at a slightly more advanced user, but both cameras are intended essentially for beginners upgrading from compact cameras or cameraphones, and who find the size and complexity of a DSLR intimidating. The V1 and J1's standout features are their autofocus and continuous shooting abilities.
Nikon 1 J1/V1 record .mov video file- MOV video format is the DSLR standard and is highly compressed. Nikon MOV footage utilizes H.264 codec which is perfect for viewing but not supported by most None-Linear Systems Final Cut Pro, iMovie or Final Cut Express on Mac.
To edit Nikon MOV footages in FCP, iMovie, FCE on Mac, you need make the recordings editable before taking to the program, then the incompatible error won’t happen any more.
Here you can download and apply Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to achieve the goal in a fast way. It is a top Mac Canon h.264 MOV Converter for Final Cut Pro, iMovie, FCE to transcode MOV to Apple ProRes 422, Apple InterMediate Codec .mov on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included). And there is no need to worry about the quality loss.
Guide: How to convert Nikon 1 J1/V1 MOV footage into iMovie, FCP, FCE
STEP 1: You need to download, install and run the smart Nikon MOV Converter Mac and transfer your MOV recordings to the program from the Nikon 1 J1 or V1.
STEP 2: Click on the “Format”bar and choose a best editable format.
Select Final Cut Pro > Apple ProRes 422 (*.mov) as the output format for Final Cut Pro.
For iMovie/FCE, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).
PS: You also can click “Settings” to set video frame rate, video size and Video Bitrate as you want.
STEP 3: As soon as all things are finished, please click “Convert” button to start the Nikon 1 J1/V1 MOV conversion on Mac OS X.
Once the conversion is 100% completed, you can smoothly copy the converted files to FCP/iMovie/FCE.
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Source:How to Upload Nikon 1 J1/V1 MOV to Mac FCP/iMovie/FCE