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What's iMovie Video Format? How to Convert to iMovie Supported Video Format

iMovie is a great video editing tool on Mac of course. With it, you can create your own masterpiece, enhance your party video by adding transitions, fixing shaky video and so on. But not all videos on your Mac can be imported into iMovie for editing, which must have been noticed by you. iMovie has formats limitation, i.e, you can only edit video in iMovie compatible formats. So what are video formats supported by iMovie? Here you can find the list:

  • DV, DV Widescreen
  • HDV 1080i (25 and 30 fps)
  • HDV 720p (25 and 30 fps)
  • MPEG 4 Simple Profile
  • And most of QuickTime supported formats like MOV, M4V

So if your video are in AVI or your movies are in DVDs, you have to convert your video or DVD to iMovie video format first. The following paragraphs focuses on how to convert video and DVD to iMovie with the help of an intuitive video converting tool – iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac . This Mac program enables you to convert DVD and convert video to iMovie with 3 simple steps. To simplify your conversion, it even provides preset for iMovie:

  • imovie format converter
  • imovie format converter
1

Import source video files

Launch the iMovie Video Converter, then add videos to it: you can directly drag & drop your files to the program, or head to File > Load Media Files. It's able to convert several video at a time, that's to say, this iMovie video converter supports batch conversions.

video format for iMovie

2

Choose the output format: iMovie

This Mac iMedia Converter directly provides you an optimized preset for iMovie which you can choose to simplify the conversion. Open the output format and select it from Apple Software. Additionally to video converting feature, the Mac Converter also has editing feature you can use to improve your video files. Some of these editing functions provided are included in iMovie but much simpler than iMovie's.  

iMovie video format

3

Start to convert video to iMovie

Down to the bottom of the main interface, click the Convert button and let the Mac iMedia Converter finish the rest automatically. 

 

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