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How to Convert and Import MOV files to iMovie on Mac

You may be confused: iMovie announced to support MOV videos, but why we can't import MOV to iMovie for further editing? Well, that's because iMovie only supports the MOV whose video codec is MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 or AIC. So if your MOV files are not accepted by iMovie, it's probably because of the video codec incompatibility as MOV can contain various video codecs. To get these MOV videos accepted by iMovie (iMovie 11), you'll have to convert MOV to iMovie friendly video format with a video conversion tool.

Here Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac is highly recommended as the best MOV to iMovie converter. The all-in-one app helps you encode MOV files to iMovie compatible videos with ultra-fast conversion speed and lossless video quality so that you can add the video to iMovie for editing. It provides the video preset for iMovie so you don't need to worry about the compatibility. In addition, this wonderful tool also lets you convert AVI, WMV, MKV, FLV, MP4, MPEG, etc. even DVD/Blu-ray to iMovie for your choice. Just download it and follow the steps to get your work done.

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How to convert MOV format to iMovie supported MP4

Step 1. Import MOV files

Install and run the MOV to iMovie Converter app. Click "Add video" button to load the MOV movies you want to convert for iMovie. Or simply drag your videos to the left item bar for converting. Batch conversion is supported so you can add many files at a time to save the conversion time.


Step 2. Choose iMovie preferred format

Click the Format box and select "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as output format.


Step 3. Convert and import MOV to iMovie

OK, now let's go to the last step: click the Convert button to start converting the added QuickTime video to AIC .mov for iMovie. The conversion will finish soon if your videos are not too large. After the conversion, start iMovie and click File > Import > Movies to import the converted video files to iMovie. And then just enjoy yourself in home movie making.

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