Import YouTube Videos to iMovie (iMovie 11 included)
As you know. YouTube is a very popular video sharing site. You may have many interesting videos that make everyone laugh or some other kinds videos saved on your computer. If you want to make these videos more stylish, you might have tried to open them in iMovie, but only to find that they just gray out. The reason is that YouTube videos are often in FLV format, and they can't be recognized by iMovie. This tutorial mainly tells you how to download and import YouTube videos to iMovie (iMovie 11 included)in two easy ways.
The first Easy Way: Convert YouTube FLV videos to iMovie.
If you've already downloaded YouTube FLV files to your Mac. You just need to play those videos with VLC player. In order to import YouTube videos to iMovie, you need to convert it to a format that can be recognized by iMovie. And you can try this YouTube to iMovie Video Converter for Mac, which lets you convert YouTube clips to iMovie supported formats professionally and easily.
Step 1: Add YouTube clips to the app by dragging and dropping. Or go to "File" menu, choose "Add Video Files" to find the YouTube videos and add them into it.
Step 2: Choose "iMovie" as the output format. You can get the clips by using the "Split" function when you want to import a specific YouTube clip to iMovie.
Step 3: Then start conversion by pressing the "Convert" button. And this FLV to iMovie Converter will do the rest thing for you.
Step 4: Run iMovie, go to "File menu", select Import > movies, find the output YouTube files are saved. Choose the files and press "Import".
The Second Way: Download and import YouTube videos to iMovie on Mac
With this powerful iTube Studio for Mac, YouTube videos can be automatically detected and convert it to iMovie supported format directly.
Step 1: Run your browser and visit the website of YouTube. When you play a video, you will see a Download button appearing at the top left corner of the video. Press the button and then a YouTube download wizard will download videos for you.
Step 2: Press Downloaded button and to see the downloaded videos on the right. Hit the Convert button and a format choosing window will show up.
Step 3: Choose iMovie as the output format
After the window shows up, select iMovie from Apple Software category. Pree OK to start converting YouTube videos to iMovie supported format.
Step 4: Open iMovie, go to "File" menu, select Import > movies, find where output videos are saved. choose the videos and press "Import".
Then your work is done! Just downlod iTube Studio for Mac and have a try! Then you're able to import those videos to iMovie to create your own masterpiece!