Nikon D5300 is an upper entry-level DSLR that improves on the D5200 by removing the optical low-pass filter (OLPF) from its 24MP CMOS sensor, and featuring true 60p HD video capability, and a slightly larger 3.2in side-articulated 1.0M-dot tilt/swivel LCD. The D5300 features a 39-point AF system, based around the same Multi-Cam 4800DX AF sensor that is used in the D7100, and the same 2016-pixel RGB metering sensor. The D5300 is Nikon’s first DSLR to feature built-in Wi-Fi and GPS. The Nikon D5300 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 D5300 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 Mac with iMovie 8/9/11. You need to convert the 1080p HD MOV footage off your Nikon D5300 with Mac Nikon D5300 MOV Converter for iMovie for Mavericks/Mountain Lion. It does not only convert Nikon D5300 MOV to a playable/compatible Mac H.264 MOV on Mac for iMovie 8/9/11 but also supports other Nikon D5300 cameras.
Here is the step-by-step guide for you to import and convert Nikon D5300 HD MOV files to iMovie 8/9/11 on iMac/MacBook Pro with Mac OS X like Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks.
Step 1. Load Nikon D5300 HD MOV videos to aPubsoft Video Converter for Mac.
After transferring .mov files from Nikon D5300 camera, run aPubsoft Nikon Video Converter for Mac as the best Mac Nikon D5300 to iMovie 8/9/11 MOV Converter, and click the “Add” button to load .mov videos.
Step 2. Choose HD MOV output format for iMovie 8/9/11.
Click the “Profile” option, and choose HD Video > HD MOV Video (*.mov) or iMovie > Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec MOV (*.mov) for converting the highly compressed Nikon D5300 HD MOV to compatible MOV for loading to iMovie 8/9/11. With this option, the output video will be kept as high definition 1920×1080.
Step3. Merge Nikon D5300 1080 H.264 MOV files. (Optional)
Select the files in the filelist and click Merge, and the Nikon D5300 1080p H.264 MOV converter will join and combine the video clips into a single file as output.
Step4. Convert Nikon D5300 1080 H.264 MOV to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac
Click the convert button under the preview window, the Mac Nikon D5300 MOV converter starts converting Nikon D5300 MOV videos to iMovie 8/9/11 MOV, and joining the files for playing/editing on iMovie.
After converting and merging the Nikon D5300 MOV files, just import the output files to iMovie 8/9/11 for editing still in HD.
If you are on a Windows computer with Windows XP/2003/Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Blue, Windows Home Server, and would like to put Nikon D5300 videos to Windows Moive Maker, Adobe Premiere, Sony Vegas for editing, just use the Windows Nikon D5300 video converter.
1. The Best aPubsoft Nikon Video Converter for Mac also supports converting Nikon D7100, Nikon D7000, Nikon D5100, Nikon D5200, Nikon D5300, Nikon D3100, Nikon D800, Nikon 1 J2, Nikon 1 J1, Nikon 1 V1, Nikon D3200, Nikon D3S, Nikon D3X, Nikon D610, Nikon D600, Nikon D4, Nikon D300S, Nikon D4, Nikon D3X, Nikon D90, Nikon 1 V2, etc MOV videos to ProRes MOV, H.264 MOV, MPG, DV, AVI, etc on Mac for Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express 4, iMovie 8/9/11, Avid, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc.