iMovie shows you a simple and effective way to enjoy, store and share home video. It allows to import video footages to the Mac by either FireWire or USB port. With iMovie, you can edit photos and video clips, add titles, music and effects, etc.
However, some of you may have encountered a common problem-the video format can't be recognized by iMovie. In fact, iMovie can only have flawless compatibility with QuickTime movie, MPEG4, MPEG-2, DV, HDV and some AVCHD clips. So if your source file is WMV, MKV or FLV file format, you are not likely to make it editable in iMovie 08, 09, even iMovie 11. To import the unsupported video file format(s) to iMovie, you may need to convert video to iMovie compatible file format with Doremisoft iMovie Video Converter for Mac. Now read the guide on how to convert video for importing to iMovie.
Install and launch the iMovie Video Converter for Mac. Then click "Add File" to import the unsupported file(s) into the program.
Note: You can convert almost any video file format like MTS, M2TS, AVI, WMV, FLV, VOB, MP4, MPG, MOD, TOD, etc to iMovie.
Click the "Profile" menu bar and choose "iMovie" ->"iMovie H.264 (*.mp4)", "iMovie MPEG-4 (*.mp4)" or "iMovie ProRes(*.mov)". Each of them is optimized file format for iMovie.
Hit "START" to run the video conversion for iMovie.
When the conversion is done, you can access to the converted MP4 video by default. Then, import the generated MP4 file into iMovie: run iMovie, go to "File">"Import movies". Now, free download Mac Video Converter for iMovie and get hassle-free experience in editing any video in iMovie.