How Can I Import An iPhone Video to iMovie?
It might take longer to upload the video files if you have a huge library. So, why don’t you just try to wait for a few minutes while it’s transferring or updating. If the video list still does not appear, try restarting your computer or by updating the video thumbnails in iMovie. This is because it seems to be one of the common problems that are being encountered. Problem still exists? Maybe you should download the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.
It might be able to solve your issues because if you’ve installed iMovie 9, then there’s a higher probability that you will have to convert your iPhone’s video files beforehand. Otherwise, there is this one last step that you could try, which is to upgrade your iMovie 9 and see if it’s compatible for playing back videos from your iPhone on your iMovie.
1 Import videos from iPhone (for file conversion)
Instead of directly importing your videos from the iPhone to iMovie, you’ll need to first transfer your video files onto your desktop. As mentioned above, if you have a huge library, it will certainly take a while before you can see it on your list.
Once it appears on your library, simply drag-and-drop the video onto the video converter’s screen. Otherwise, just insert it from the movie’s folder.
If all you need is a video file conversion so that it can be imported from the iPhone to iMovie, then please skip the 2nd step.
2 Instant preview of edits after importing video from iPhone (this is optional)
After importing video from your iPhone, you can choose to either edit it with iMovie later on after the conversion or you can do it straight away with the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate.
Honestly, why bother swapping through different software or program if there’s the ULTIMATE one that could do it all for you? Still, the choice is yours to make. For more details on how to edit your video files, please click HERE.
3 Convert imported videos from iPhone to iMovie
If you are used to editing your video files with iMovie and all you need is to convert the files so that it’s compatible for importing your iPhone video to iMovie, then click on the Convert button (at the bottom of the right-hand corner of the screen).
There will be a pop-up message on the screen once the file’s conversion has completed. Just double-click on the message to retrieve your converted files.