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Old Mar 10, 2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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Video not importing/visible from SD card

Hi All,

First post on this site...

I've recorded some video on a Nikon D7000 DSLR and noticed but can't see or import it from my SD card to my MacBook Pro.

No idea what to do next , so I've tried to summarise what I'm experiencing below in the hope someone has a work-around:

- Video doesn't appear to upload with the photos to iPhoto and is not visible through iPhoto (photos transfer as normal but video is nowhere to be seen)
- Tried copy pasting all card contents to finder, still only JPEG files are visible
- Tried accessing through iMovie (file > import > movies ) and receive the error message "Nothing to Import"**
- I can view the video on my camera display without any issue

Any help from more knowledgeable types would be very much appreciated. I now realise that none of the (relatively small amount of) video I have shot since getting my mac a few years ago appears is in evidence, so I may have lost the lot

Has anyone experienced this issue? Any workarounds. I've seen threads re: video import issues but not seem to match what I'm encountering.

Thanks very much in advance for your suggestions.


**Incidentally, iMovie also froze 3 or 4 times when I clicked yes on a dialogue box asking me if I wanted to assign thumbnails to existing videos (when I clicked no to this it eventually opened but no joy)
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 01:01 PM   #2
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In what format did you record your video? According to the specs that camera can record in MOV format. Is that what you used?
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 02:03 PM   #3
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Thanks very much for replying.

I just checked back on the camera and it is in .MOV format.

Since the original post I tried downloading Nikon's software package ViewNX2, and the file doesn't show up in that either (just JPEGs again).

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Old Mar 10, 2013, 03:24 PM   #4
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Why don't you just take a look at the DCIM directory with Finder and copy the MOV files manually to your desktop computer? Then, you can already import those videos into iMovie.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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Hi Menneisyys2,

Thanks for the suggestion as I'm quite puzzled.

As mentioned in earlier post, I've tried copy pasting all card contents to finder, but only JPEGs showed up.

To flesh that out a bit, I clicked on the directory in Finder (both for SD card directly and later after copying its contents, on the HD). I also searched for the file name without extension but nothing came up.

I'm a very non-technical user of both devices so if there's a trick beyond clicking on the directory it should be in, I'd love to hear about it!
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 06:40 PM   #6
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The D7000 has two SD card slots.

No offense meant, but is there any chance that you have 2 SD cards installed and that the D7000 is set to record video to the card you haven't taken out of the D7000 because you didn't realize it was in there?

The fact that you can play the video on the camera seems conclusive evidence that the file's in there somewhere.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 10:52 PM   #7
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I have a 2012 Macbook Pro and a D7000, and just last week, I shot video and stills on it, then took the SD card out of the Nikon and into the side of the Macbook Pro, and all files transferred normally.

I second the belief that you've got movie files going to a second card in the camera. If you go to the menu, select Shooting Menu> Movie settings> Destination, see if you don't have them going to slot 2.
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Old Mar 11, 2013, 06:35 AM   #8
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wonderspark & monokakata... thank you!

It appears you're both right. I have tried with the second memory card and the videos are hidden there. Evidently it has to do with settings on the camera.

(and no offence taken monokakata - a simple oversight on my part was the best outcome I could hope for)

Thanks again!
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