3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 8, 2014 10:38 PM by emmalucky Branched to a new discussion.
Osfer Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

When my Nikon D3100 is plugged in I can't select it from the drop-down in Import From Camera, which shows only my built-in iSight.


But even when I import the 1080p24 .mov files, either via Aperture, Image Capture, or by directly copying off the SD card, I can't select those .mov files through Import Movie either. The .mov files are greyed out. Other .mov files, or after I've converted the Nikon footage with to .m4v with Permute, are selectable, and I can import those.


This is really doing my head in since I've read reports from others on this forum who seem to have no problem importing their footage.


Any ideas what I could be doing wrong?

iMovie '11, Mac OS X (10.6.7)
  • 1. Re: iMovie '11 won't import footage from my Nikon D3100
    kpurcell Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same problem. Here is what I did as a workaround. I copied the videos from my card to my computer and opened them using QuickTime. The from the file menu I exported them in at 1080p and then imported them into iMovie and it worked fine. Still at 1080p as I shot them. Silly to have to take this extra step. Maybe Apple will fix this in an update. I could swear I have been able to import my videos from the Nikon in the past.

  • 2. Re: iMovie '11 won't import footage from my Nikon D3100
    Neil and his macbook Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Videos from my D3100 are imported into iPhoto along with photos. Those videos are then available (without any further conversion being necessary) in iMovie > Event Library > iPhoto Videos. I import via a card reader and not by plugging the camera in.


    Videos from my Panasonic TZ7 on the other hand don't get imported into iPhoto but are instead available for import via iMovie > Import From > Dropdown. Strange.


    In my case I would actually prefer all videos to be imported via iMovie as I prefer the way it creates Events for each import.

  • 3. Re: iMovie '11 won't import footage from my Nikon D3100
    emmalucky Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    I found a similar blog on Google which may be helpful to you.