Nowadays, iMovie is becoming more and more popular to people, and it is good at editing videos on Mac OS X. But after editing videos, it may meet some difficult situation to share the videos with friends and it cannot be import to iMovie. That’s because the videos they try to import are incompatible with the video editing software. These video files require conversion before importing.
One of the best solutions is to convert video to iMovie-compatible video formats before importing, with an excellent video converter. Video Converter MacĀ makes your videos more compatible with iMoive, so you can smoothly import video to iMovie to edit. For the other formats (AVI, MPG, FLV, MKV, etc.), the converting process is generally the same. Now see how to convert video for importing to iMovie.

Step 1. Import videos you want to convert

To import videos to this Video to iMovie Converter, go to “File”>”Import”>”Add Video Files” from the main menu to browse and load your wanted videos. Alternatively, you can directly drag the target videos to this app for video conversion.

Step 2. Select a proper format for iMovie

Hit the Format button, and then choose “Apple Software”>”iMovie” option. The optimized output format is fully compatible with iMovie of any version.


Step 3. Convert video to iMovie in Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included)

Just click the “Start” button to convert video to iMovie in Mac OS X. The process will last a while, which mainly depends on the size of all imported files and the performance of the Mac. When the conversion is over, you can import the output files to iMovie for creating your own masterpiece without any problem.

Note: is it hard to find the output files after conversion? You can customize output directory by yourself. Go to “Video Converter”>”Preferences”>”General” or “Convert” from the main menu to do the job.

More tips:

iMovie ’08, iMovie ’09 and iMovie ’11 works with most Mini DV tape-based camcorders (DV and HDV formats), and many Tapeless Camcorder (MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and AVCHD), part QuickTime MOV and others.