Purchased a red D3200 for my daughter when it was released a few months ago (I use the D300), but hadn't explored the video format much until now.
I think the camera shoots video only in .mov format and I need help on conversion of videos to a format for viewing. Thus far, I can see in playback in-camera that the files are acceptable, but it appears they need to be converted to another format for general use, mostly for PC OS.
Is there a free or inexpensive software for doing this? So far, I downloaded Freemake conversion ware, but the results I get are either choppy audio or choppy video or both as compared to what I see in the camera.
If you want to be able to stream Nikon videos to various devices on your network (Blu-ray players, DVRs, etc.), download Mezzmo (it will transcode Nikon .mov files on the fly). It is the only software I've found that will do this properly.
If you want to edit, burn CDs, DVDs, or BluRay disc for viewing on TV or PC. I use CyberLink PowerDirector 11. You can import any MOV files and many others too. You can have the finished DVD in your hand in less time than it takes to just import in AVID. It is almost much faster (and cheaper) than Premier or Vegas. Plus, there is a "make it fit" option for your disc.
As mentioned by others you can use Quicktime to view your video on a PC, but if you want to add the video to say MS Moviemaker that comes with all PC's and add stills, transitions, titles and credits, music etc you need to convert it to say DVD. Convertalite is free software that allows you to convert from and to many formats. Once .Mov is converted you can use it as a stand alone or add to Moviemaker. In the event you take video in Picture format as opposed to Landscape (yes it can be done if you dont have the wide angle lenses, yet the purists say you shouldn't,as I found out on an other website) can convert your .Mov file to landscape with DVDVideoSoft (Also free download). If speech is involved it may go out of synch slightly, but that may have been my error using both lots of software.