Have you ever tried to import a downloaded YouTube FLV video to iMovie but only found that the videos are grayed out and can't be imported? The reason is that iMovie doesn't support FLV format. By converting YouTube FLV videos to iMovie friendly formats like MOV and MP4, you can edit FLV with your favorite iMovie (iMovie '11 included).
This article will show you how to import online and offline YouTube videos to iMovie for editing.
- Part 1: How to Convert Onlinel YouTube videos to iMovie
- Part 2: How to Convert Local YouTube videos to iMovie
A good way to get YouTube video into iMovie is using the all-in-one YouTube video downloader and converter. I humbly recommend Wondershare AllMyTube for Mac, which automatically detects and helps you download YouTube to FLV format effortlessly. With it, you can not only convert YouTube to iMovie format, but also all other popular video formats and mobile devices. Now see how to download YouTube video and import to iMovie by only using AllMyTube for Mac.
Step 1: Download YouTube to FLV in 3 ways:
a) Click the download icon on the top right corner of the video.
b) Copy the url of the YouTube video and go to the "Downloading" window, Click the Paste URL button.
c) Directly drag and drop the URL to the Downloading window of the program.
Step 2: Convert the YouTube files
Check the video files in the Downloaded library and click Convert button on the right.Select MOV or MP4 as the output format in the popped up window. Click OK. Your YouTube video will then be converted to an iMovie-friendly format in a short time.
Step 3: Import YouTube videos to iMovie
Find where the converted YouTube files are stored and open iMovie, select File > Import > Movies to import the files.
Tip: AllMyTube for Mac, like a YouTube converter, also supports to convert existing YouTube video to all popular video formats including iMovie format.
Supposed that you have got YouTube video offline to your computer, what you need is a video convert to transform YouTube FLV video to iMovie compatible format. My suggestion is Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate which is easy to use yet fast enough by using on-edge decoding and encoding technology. Below is the detailed steps to convert YouTube to iMovie format.
Step 1: Open the program and choose the "File" > "Load Media Files" menu to browse the video/audio files you want to convert to iMovie format.
Step 2: Drag and drop files from the computer to this app. If necessary, double click to preview the selected video.
Step 3: Click the format icon at the bottom of this app to pup up the format list and select "iMovie" from the "Editing" category.
Step 4: Simply click "Convert" button at the bottom to convert YouTube to iMovie format.
Step 5: Run iMovie, from the File menu, choose Import > Movies.
Step 6: In the open dialog, navigate to the folder where the converted YouTube videos are saved.
Step 7: Select the video files and click "Import".
Download YouTube to iMovie Tips:
1. You could also download YouTube video to FLV format with Video Converter Ultimate simply by giving the video address. Wondershare Free YouTube Downloader is the dedicated tool to get YouTube video offline.
2. By the editing button, you can trim, crop, rotate, adjust and watermark your files.
Done. Now you can choose your favorite method to convert online or offline YouTube video to edit with iMovie (iMovie '11 included).