How to Convert AVI Files to iMovie
What is the best video editing software for Mac? Probably a lot of people will recommend iMovie. In Wikipedia, it says, “the user can edit the photos and video clips and add titles, music, and effects, including basic color correction and video enhancement tools and transitions such as fades and slides.” And after searching from Internet, it seems that iMovie is compatible with the video codecs such as, DV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, so AVI is not included? FLV? WMV?
So what if we wanted to convert those popular but incompatible format files to iMovie for further edit? Here is a “How to” article about this issue. Of course a video converter always in need, and as the powerful Any Video Converter Ultimate for Mac for example.
Step 1: Add Videos
After launch the program, click Add Video/DVD to load the file.
Step 2: Choose iMovie Format for AVI file
In Profile, you may can the predefined setting for iMovie. Click Profile > Apple Software Specific Format > Apple Software iMovie MPEG-4 Movie
For more advanced users, you could set parameters, and save the configuration for the next time iMovie conversion uses.
Click Profile Setting button, will popup the below window, and click Profile > Apple Software Specific Format > Apple Software iMovie MPEG-4 Movie to choose the iMovie format, and then set parameters like Video Size, Video Bitrate, Video Framerate, Audio Bitrate, Audio Channel, etc.
Step 3: Convert
Click the Convert Now button to convert AVI files to iMovie format.
Not only AVI files could be encoded, WMV, RMVB, MKV, FLV, ASF, MPG .etc are all supported. After the conversion, you can import the encoded video to iMovie for further edition.
How about a try, NOW?