Import AVI to iMovie, import video into iMovie

Are you frustrated with iMovie and unable to get iMovie to import AVI files? iMovie may have problems depending on what type of codec was used to create the file within the avi container, many of which QuickTime can't handle. One way to go is to convert the file to an iMovie compatible format prior to import.

iMovie is an intuitive program that comes with all new Apple computers. With it, you can watch video clips, edit video and audio, and share videos on the web or on DVD. iMovie can import video from a wide variety of sources. You can bring video in from your digital camera over a USB or Firewire cable, import it through your Mac’s built in camera or even pull it in from a DVD that’s been converted into a .MOV file.

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tod to avi iMovie Supported Video Formats:
According to Apple, iMovie works with the following video formats:

  • Movie File Type
  • MPEG-2 and AVCHD
  • DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video)
  • QuickTime Movie(.MOV)
  • MEPG-4(.MP4)

.AVI and other video formats importing into iMovie.

Convert avi to some iMovie friendly format (e.g. MOV, MP4). You can import AVI's to iMovie, as well as other formats such as AVI, MPG, WMV, RMVB, RM, MKV, 3GP,3G2, VOB, MOD, TOD, DivX, XviD, AVCHD, M2TS, MTS, TS, TRP etc. originally not supported by iMovie using Video Converter for Mac.

Video converter for Mac does one simple thing - convert video file to iMovie workable MOV, MP4, DV format. You can easily drag Quicktime .MOV files and MPEG-4 (.mp4) files into iMovie, just bear in mind it might take a while to import them.

Video Converter for Mac will convert video and audio on your Mac, save videos for watching on your portable device, extract soundtracks from video. Moreover, it is equipped with more advanced functions and rich settings. You may split, crop, merge video, capture images, pause and resume conversion, adjust resolution, and more at will.



Key Features of Video Converter for Mac:

- Convert video and audio files between popular formats: AVI (including DivX, XviD, and other codecs), WMV, ASF, MPEG 1,2, MP4 (including H.263, H.264, and other codecs), 3GP (3GPP, 3GPP2), Flash (FLV) as well as MP3, WAV, OGG, AAC and FLAC.
- Use the ready-made presets for the popular media players: iPod, iPhone, PSP, Apple TV, Epson, BlackBerry and more.
- Fine-tune any output format settings to get exactly the results you want.
- crop cut unnecessary part like black sides in the frame.
- Clip define the exact time to have a specified video part to be converted.
- Join multiple videos and combine them into a single movie.
- Save time with our ultra high-performance video converting technology.

It's easy to import video footage from your computer into iMovie. Go to File > Import, which will open up a window allowing you to browse for your files. Select the files you want to import and click Open Or, you can always just drag and drop the video files into iMovie.

What is iMovie?

Make a movie on your Mac.

iMovie is the free video editing software that comes with all new Apple computers. If you have an older version of iMovie, you'll need to pay to upgrade to iMovie 09. iMovie 09 is an intuitive program that lets new and experienced video editors watch video clips, edit video and audio, and share videos on the web or on DVD.

Organize Import your video and organize it just like your photos.
Edit Drag and drop to start. Precisely edit with ease.
Enjoy Browse and view your video all in one place.
Add Details Choose titles, transitions, and effects.
Enhance Make home movies look like Hollywood masterpieces.
Premiere your movie online with a click or burn a DVD.

Then iMovie helps you organize your video just as you organize photos: by putting everything in one central location and grouping video clips according the date they were taken. So it’s easy to find the clips you’re looking for — whether to watch or to edit. Don’t have a camcorder? You can still use iMovie: It displays video you captured on your still camera and imported into iPhoto.