- 2. iMovie Alternative
- 2.1 iMovie for PC
- 2.2 iMovie for Android
- 2.3 iMovie for iPhone
- 2.4 iMovie for iPad
- 2.5 iMovie vs Final Cut Pro
- 3. iMovie Tutorial
- 3.1 Rotate Video in iMovie
- 3.2 iMovie Flip Video
- 3.3 iMovie Crop
- 3.4 iMovie Background Music
- 3.5 iMovie Slow Motion
- 3.6 Green Screen iMovie
- 3.7 Split Screen iMovie
- 3.8 iMovie Stop Motion
- 3.9 iMovie Add Text
- 3.10 iMovie Screen Capture
- 3.11 iMovie Fade In
- 3.12 iMovie Freeze Frame
- 3.13 iMovie Timeline
- 3.14 iMovie Voice Over
- 3.15 iMovie Transitions
- 3.16 iMovie Time Lapse
- 3.17 iMovie Stabilization
- 3.18 iMovie Subtitles
- 3.19 Make a Movie on iMovie
- 4. iMovie Troubleshooting
- 4.1 iMovie Update
- 4.2 iMovie Keeps Crashing
- 4.3 iMovie Error 50
- 4.4 iMovie Not Responding
- 4.5 iMovie Problems
- 5. iMovie Import
- 5.1 iMovie Converter
- 5.2 iMovie Formats
- 5.3 AVI to iMovie
- 5.4 M4V to iMovie
- 5.5 MTS to iMovie
- 5.6 MPG/MPEG to iMovie
- 6. iMovie Export
- 7. iMovie Resources
Have problems importing AVI video to iMovie for editing? This tutorial will show you what're the reasons and what's the simple solution to fix the problem. 2 parts are included:
Part 1: Common Problems when Importing AVI files to iMovie
iMovie only reads AVI that both the audio and the video were compressed by using a codec that iMovie can recognize. If your AVI video files are not imported, it's because of the codec used to create the AVI file is not supported by iMovie, even if you have Perian installed, which only allows you to play AVI in QuickTime. If you want to edit AVI in iMovie, the easy option would be converting the AVI files to an iMovie compatible format, like MOV, MP4, or M4V.
Q: I imported an AVI file to iMovie, and it goes through the copying process, but nothing showes up on screen.
Q: AVI played just fine in QuickTime, but they "grey out" in the import window, so I couldn't import to iMovie.
Q: I can import my AVI clips into iMovie, but when I play them, there's an image but no sound.
Q: My AVI plays smoothly in QuickTime, but in iMovie, I get audio but no picture.
Part 2: The Simple Solution: Convert AVI to an iMovie-Compatible Format
So, here's an easy solution to convert AVI to iMovie supported format by using iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac, which support all regular format, including but not limited to iMovie, AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, MPG, Final Cut Pro, iDVD, etc. After AVI files are converted, you can import to iMovie without any hassle.
You can do it on All major Mac OS X operating systems, like Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, and Snow Leopard.
Just a few clicks to Convert and Transfer AVI to iMovie
Step 1. Import AVI files to the Mac Converter
Download iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac and install in your Mac. Launch it when installation complete. Two options provided to get started: drag & drop AVI files to the Mac app directly, or you can go to the "File" menu, choose "Load Media Files" to locate the AVI files you want to add.
Batch conversion is available here, so you are allowed to import several files at one time.
Step 2. Choose the optimized preset for iMovie
Select "iMovie" as the output format in the format list. The program has already optimized the video settings for iMovie. The output videos will keep the original quality of AVI video.
Step 3. Start AVI to iMovie conversion
Hit the "Convert" button and this Video Converter for Mac will convert your AVI rapidly. After the conversion, you can import the output files to iMovie (the latest iMovie' 11 supported).
Step 4. Import converted file to iMovie (Mavericks and Mountain Lion supported)
Launch iMovie, from the File menu, choose Import > Movies, navigate to the folder that output AVI videos are saved. Select the files and click "Import".
Bingo! You did it! With this AVI format to iMovie Video Converter for Mac, you can now import any AVI on your Mac or from your video camera to iMovie, easily and rapidly. All AVI videos can be edited with your favorite iMovie now! Actually, with iSkysoft Video Converter, you can play AVI files almost anywhere!