I have been trying to import my MOV files from Nikon D750 into Windows Movie Maker program and I constantly receive the following error message.
“The file .MOV cannot be imported because the codec required to play the file is not installed on your computer. If you have already tried to download and install the codec, close and restart Windows Movie Maker, and then try to import the file again.”
I scoured online, some guys gave me the hints: I need to install MOV codec; I need to download QuickTime. I did, but that did not fix the problem. Another common practice is to convert the Nikon .MOV file to a format that is supported by Windows Movie Maker. I tried the way, it worked. The whole process is simple and fast. Now I will share a way to import Nikon D750 MOV to Windows Movie Maker. Anyone here have the Nikon MOV to Windows Movie Maker editing issues, read on to get something you want.
Convert/Import Nikon D750 videos to Movie Maker for smoothly editing
First download and install Brorsoft Video Converter – a great Nikon MOV Converter. It is highly recommended to transcode Nikon MOV to Windows Movie Maker native format – WMV or AVI. In fact, no matter what version of the NLE apps you are applying, and what Windows system you are working on, this video converter will assist you to import Nikon, Canon, JVC, Panasonic camcorders files to Windows Movie Maker as well as Adobe Premiere Pro, Pinnacle Studio, Sony Vegas Pro, etc for editing smoothly. Follow its step-by-step instruction below to learn how to convert Nikon D750 MOV to .wmv for Windows Movie Maker.
1-> Install and launch Nikon Video Converter, and then click “Add” button to browse to Nikon MOV footage either from cam HDD or SD card or drag the footage from your D750 camera to the program.
2-> Click on the dropdown menu of “Format”, and then follow HD Video –>WMV HD(*.wmv) as the output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx (*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.
Tip: Customize the video Settings. You can click “Settings” button to adjust output parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc.
3-> Click “Convert” to start encoding Nikon D750 MOV to WMV for Windows Movie Maker. After conversion just click the “Open” button to locate converted Nikon D750 footage for Movie Maker post-production.
Additional Tips: Besides Windows Movie Maker, this Nikon MOV to Movie Maker Converter can also encode MOV footage to Pinnacle Studio, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Sony Vegas Pro, etc NLEs on Windows(Windows 8 included).