How to import AVI to iMovie for editing
"I imported an AVI video file to iMovie, and it goes through the copying process, but nothing showed up on screen. Somebody suggest I should convert AVI to iMovie compatible format, but I don't know how. Does anyone have any idea? "
iMovie is indeed an amazing editing tool which helps you to improve your digital entertainment greatly. You can take your movies further, such as edit color and audio, fix shaky video, which may gives you the controls you need to smooth out the rough parts. But all this is not for AVI movies. You are unfortunately unable to import AVI to iMovie for the enhancement. So to do something with these files, you have to convert AVI to iMovie compatible format like MOV, MP4 or M4V etc.
This article is a step by step guide showing you how to convert AVI to iMovie format in Mac. It uses a professional yet easy-to-use Video converter (Mac and Windows version supplied, and here takes the AVI to iMovie converter for Mac for example, including Mountain Lion.) to make your conversion easier, the application supplies an optimized preset for iMovie so that you needn't set the figures including resolution, frame rate etc. by yourself:
Step 1. Add AVI to the AVI to iMovie Mac application
To locate your AVI files into the program, you can directly drag & drop your AVI videos into the Video converter Mac or head to "File" then choose "Load Media Files" to do so. Since Batch conversion is supported, you can add several videos to do the AVI to iMovie conversions. Moreover, you can merge them into one file by switching on the "Merge" switch under the bottom of the main interface.
Step 2. Select iMovie preset
The AVI to iMovie converter has default setting for iMovie, so you can go to the format list and choose iMovie as your output format under "Editing" section.
3. Start to convert AVI to iMovie in Mac OS X
Click the Convert button and you then needn't do other things for the rest of AVI to iMovie conversion will be finished automatically by the smart application. The Mac Video converter works well in Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion running in MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iMac.
To convert AVI to iMovie in Windows:
- 1. Download Video Converter and run it
- 2. Import AVI to the converter
- 3. Choose iMovie as the output format—this Windows AVI to iMovie converter also has preset for iMovie.
- 4. Click start button and the rest of the AVI to iMovie conversion would be accomplished automatically.
Have a nice experience!