iMovie is known as one of the most popular video editing tools on Mac OS X. It's intuitive and easy to comprehend, so there is no need for you to be an expert on video editing to make a home video or create your own movie project. iMovie has greatly enriched people's digital life. However, iMovie only supports these video formats:
If the video format is included in the above list, simply import video to iMovie through File > Import. Unfortunately, many popular video formats such as AVI, WMV and FLV are not supported by iMovie. To import videos in incompatible formats to iMovie, you need to convert them to an iMovie friendly format first. The following is a step by step tutorial about how to convert WMV to MPEG-4 using iSkysoft Video Converter for Mac software. For the other formats (AVI, MPG, FLV, MKV, etc.), the converting process is generally the same. Now see how to convert video for importing to iMovie.
Import video like WMV, MTS, M2TS, AVI and more to iMovie
Step 1: Load video files to iMovie Video Converter for Mac
Launch iMovie Video Converter for Mac, and drag the video files to the program. Or if you're using a camcorder, you can plug it in the computer and the files will be displayed automatically.
Step 2: Select "iMovie" from output format list
Note: You can learn more: How to edit, crop, trim video files and capture pictures on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard, Lion included)?
Step 3: Start video to iMovie conversion on Mac OS X
Click the Convert button and let this iMovie Video Converter for Mac do the rest for you.
Step 4: Import output file to iMovie
Launch iMovie, go to File > Import movies". Select the converted MP4 video then click >import>.
That's it! Now you can edit or your videos in iMovie. Enjoy making your own movies!