How to import any video files to iMovie/FCE on Mac?
Summary: If you don't know how to import all kinds of videos to iMovie/Final Cut Express, just read this article, you will get the tools and steps, follow it!
"Hi, I have just gotten a MacBookPro and plan to get an iMac. Now I would like to edit my recorded videos in iMovie/Final Cut Express, the videos are in different formats. How can i import all Kinds of Videos to iMovie/Final Cut Express? I need to do alot of homework. Do I need to convert to best codec for iMovie/Final Cut Express?"
What's the best format for use in editing all kinds of videos in iMovie and Final Cut Express? How to import all kinds of videos to iMovie or Final Cut Express for smooth editing? You may have the need to edit video in iMovie and FCE. From Apple forum we know that many common vidoe codes and formays are not a suitable editing format for iMovie and Final Cut Express, you are suggested to transocde all kinds of videos to AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec), the favorite editing codec of iMovie and Final Cut Express in advance. The Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) does not use temporal compression, so every frame can be decoded and displayed immediately without first decoding other frames. The drawback of this codec is that it requires much more bandwidth and hard drive storage space. The following are steps for you to convert all kinds of videos to AIC MOV for iMovie or Final Cut Express editing.
Step 1: Run Pavtube Video Covnerter for iMovie/FCE and video clips to it
You can click either "Add Video" button or "Add from folder" button to load source files.
If you want to combine the loaded MOV clips into one file, simply tick off the checkbox before "Merge into one file".
Step 2: Select "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as target format
In order to convert video to AIC for use in iMovie or Final Cut Express, simply hit "Format" menu and follow "iMovie and Final Cut Express" > "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)".
Step 3: Start all kinds of videos to AIC Conversion
Click the big button "Convert" to start all kinds of videos to AIC Conversion. As soon as the conversion is completed, you are able to click "Open" button to get the generated AIC MOV files for use in iMovie or Final Cut Express.
Step 4: Import converted videos to iMovie or Final Cut Express
Launch iMovie or Final Cut Express, and then choose "File > Import > Movies" to import the converted videos to iMovie or Final Cut Express for further editing.
If you want to burn your vivid videos to DVD disc or ISO files for backup or storage, you can take a try on Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac, which is a great DVD burning software, you can take this video to DVD guide for example. Now in Pavtube Christmas promotion, if you buy any converter product, you will get DVD Creator for free, and get other software at up to 40% off.
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