How to Convert A QuickTime Movie to iMovie?
Video files need to be QuickTime compatible for iMovie or else the files won’t be imported, transferred, copied or moved. The most commonly encountered problem is video files playback issues. There are a few tips as to how you could give it a quick check on whether the compression format of the video is QuickTime supported.
First of all, double-check if you’re using iMovie ’08 because it does not support or play any QuickTime files and did you drag-n-drop the video files? If yes, try to upload the files again by opening the folder that contains the video files. If it doesn’t work, you can try to install the previous version of iMovie and play the video files on it.
Still not working for you? Perhaps you’ll like to try out the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate for Mac.
It supports an exhaustive list of conversion formats and takes less time to convert your video files because you can do it in batches. In order to convert QuickTime video files to iMovie, simply follow the steps below:
1 Getting files ready
Drag-and-drop your videos files or upload it from the containing folder on your desktop.
2 Convert the files
Select Movie which is under the Editing category and click on the Convert button on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
A pop-up message will appear once the conversion has been completed. You can click straight onto message to retrieve the converted files from the containing folders. There you go, your videos are now ready to be played or edited on iMovie!
But wouldn’t you prefer a more direct method to edit your video files instead of using two separate software? Why not consider editing your video files with the Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate as well since you’re converting your QuickTime videos with it?
3 Editing the files
The Video Converter Ultimate is equipped with some basic editing features that might be able to fulfill your needs, such as trimming to adjusting, adding effects, watermarks and also subtitles to your videos. I’ve added in several more screenshots just to give you an overview of the editing features that’s available.
Trim: Just trim the video on the timeline directly or type in the exact start and end time.
Adjust: You can crop the video however you want it to be as well as re-set the aspect ratio.
Subtitle: With the ease of a click, it is very easy to upload the subtitle for your video.
Watermark: If you prefer to have text watermark, just type into the text box or else upload an image watermark from your own file.
Effect: Besides adding effects, there’s additional setting that you could fine-tune such as volume; brightness; contrast and saturation level.