"Does Flip Video Camcorder work with imovie, and is it good for filming movies?"
iMovie '09 works with video captured from iPhone 3GS and iPod nano (5th generation). Clips from iPhone can be accessed in iMovie after they are imported into iPhoto. Video clips from the iPod nano are imported using the "Import from Camera" selection in the File Menu. iMovie '09 works with many tapeless camcorders that record to flash memory, a hard disk drive (HDD), or DVD media. These devices use a USB 2.0 cable and include camcorders using MPEG2(standard definition), MPEG4,AVCHD, and H.264 formats. If you use the AVCHD format you will need a Mac with an Intelbased Core Duo processor or better.
And from the List of iMovie supported camcorders, iMovie can't work with Flip Mino camcorder, which recording .avi files.
To enable iMovie work with flip video camcorder under the help of Flip Video to iMovie Converter:Step 1.Connect your Mino camcorder and run the "Flip Video for Mac" application from the disk image that mounts to your Desktop. You can also download the latest Flip Video Program from the support section of the Pure Digital web site.
Step 2.Download, install and Launch Flip video to iMovie converter, import flip video into the converter, and choose a right format for iMovie
Step 3. Start to convert flip video to iMovie
Step4: After conversion, import video into iMovie. Flip Video to iMovie Converter is also a best flip video editor mac software