- 3. iMovie Import
- 3.1 iMovie formats
- 3.2 iMovie Converter
- 3.3 AVI to iMovie
- 3.4 WMV to iMovie
- 3.5 MTS/M2TS to iMovie
- 3.6 MPG/MPEG to iMovie
- 3.7 MP4 to iMovie
- 3.8 YouTube to iMovie
- 3.9 M4V to iMovie
- 3.10 AVCHD to iMovie
- 3.11 MOV to iMovie
- 3.12 JVC MOD to iMovie
- 3.13 QuickTime to iMovie
- 3.14 Camera to iMovie
- 3.15 3GP to iMovie
- 3.16 H.264 to iMovie
- 3.17 MKV to iMovie
- 3.18 ASF to iMovie
- 3.19 DIVX to iMovie
- 3.20 XVID to iMovie
- 3.21 VOB to iMovie
- 3.22 BDMV to iMovie
- 3.23 iMovie MP4 to DVD
- 4. iMovie Export
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. After converting AVI to iMovie supported format, you can freely play or edit AVI files on iMovie at will.
Import AVI after Converting to iMovie Compatible Format
So, here's an easy solution to convert AVI to iMovie supported format by using iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe, 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.
Key Features of iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe
- Convert AVI videos to various video editor supported formats, such as MP4, FLV, MOV, etc.
- Edit AVI videos before converting them.
- Burn MP4 videos to DVD whenever you want.
- Download videos from online websites, including YouTube, Vimeo, Vevo, Dailymotion, AOL, Metacafe, Break, and so on.
- Perfectly compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 or later.
Just a few clicks to Convert and Transfer AVI to iMovie
Step 1. Import AVI files to the Mac Converter
Download iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe 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 program 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
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!
Video Tutorial: How to Import AVI to iMovie on Mac OS X El Capitan
Optional: Online AVI to iMovie Converter
If you don't want to install a computer program, you can also try online video converter to convert your AVI videos to iMovie supported format. Try it below:
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.