Apple iMovie and FCP (Final Cut Pro) are ultra-powerful video editors based on Mac OS that allow users to edit video clips in a professional way. Generally speaking, Mac users would like to use either iMovie or FCP to edit their favorite videos for the great hands-on experience. As the popularity of PVR (Personal Video Recorder) among many Mac users as well as the majority people worldwide for the reason that PVR can record and replay TV shows in high definition, Mac users sometimes want to edit PVR on Mac video editor, say iMovie and FCP like what they did before. However, things are different this time, because neither iMovie nor FCP can recognize .pvr videos, let alone editing them.
You may have already searched the Internet for a thousand times for the solution for this PVR headache, either for the newest PVR plugins for iMovie or FCP or for directly for a Mac PVR editor. If so, you must have found that by now there's not such a PVR plugin and not a so-called PVR video editor as well. What else can you do? How can a Mac user edit PVR on iMoive or FCP on Mac?
Well, the solution is very simple! That is to convert PVR to MOV--the best-fit video format for Mac, for iMovie and for FCP. The Mac Video Converter used in this tutorial is the very PVR video converter that can help you convert PVR videos for editing on iMovie/FCP. You can download this converter for free and try to use it following the guide below to get the conversion done.
Tips: Windows version is also available here, so if you want to edit PVR on Windows Movie Maker or play it on Windows Media Player, you can use this Video Converter (Windows version) to convert PVR to AVI or WMV video format. See also in Video Converter.
First of all, you have to copy the PVR videos to your Mac beforehand. Thereafter, launch the converter and click "Add Files" to select the PVR videos to the Mac PVR to MOV converter.
Move to the menu bar of "Convert To" and click it, and then choose the output format from the drop-down list as "Final Cut Pro"-->"Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) (*.mov)". For editing on iMovie, choose "iMovie"-->"iMovie ProRes (*.mov)".
Simply click the big blue "Start" button and leave the smart PVR converter to finish the rest for you. Just a moment, the conversion will be finished, and then you can easily import the converted videos to Mac and edit PVR on iMovie or FCP.