Error Importing Nikon D750 MOV clips to Windows Movie Maker

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).

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Can I use MOV files in Windows Movie Maker

I have some MOV file that I really want to import MOV into Windows Movie Maker for editing, but it keeps rejecting it. Since MOV is not a compatible format for Movie Maker, a good solution is to convert MOV to a more editing-friendly format, such a Windows Movie Maker’s WMV.

For transcoding MOV files including Canon/Nikon MOV to Windows Movie Maker, the best program I can recommend is Brorsoft Video Converter. It’s an easy-to-use yet powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor. And it can handle videos in all formats, including MOV format and make them best suitable for Windows Movie Maker quickly and easily. What’s more, this app also provides some cool video editing features like cropping, cutting, merging and so on. So no doubt, this powerful Windows Movie Maker video converter will bring you an extraordinary video-editing experience. If you are facing problems when editing video footages with Windows Movie Maker, Avid MC, Vegas Pro, Premiere Pro, Pinnacle etc. non-linear editing systems, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it from here.

How to Convert MOV to Windows Movie Maker

1. Import MOV files

Run the MOV to Windows Movie Maker Coverer; click the Add button to load MOV files to the program from your computer. You can also directly drag the video files into the program directly

2. Select the output format

Hit the Format box and select HD Video –>WMV HD(*.wmv) on the dropdown menu as output format. Besides, you can also choose Divx HD(*.avi) as output if you have not installed the .wmv codec.

Tip: If you like, adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.

3. Start conversion

Simply click the Convert button to start converting MOV video to Windows Movie Maker friendly video formats.

Within several minutes, the conversion would be finished and you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the “Open” button. And then you can import the converted files to Windows Movie Make for editing via its “Import video” option.