How to import mkv to iMovie with MKV to iMovie Converter?

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How to import mkv to iMovie with MKV to iMovie Converter?

Postby flipconverter » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:13 am

Import mkv to imovie is not an easy task for most of the mac users. Once you had a favorite mkv video files and you wana edit mkv with imovie, so that you can make it to be a custom build mkv file. But you will be failed to import mkv to imovie.

What's up, why can't you import mkv to imovie, what should you do? The answer is the iMovie just support MPEG2, DV, HDV, QuickTime Movie and MPEG4 format files, but not the mkv, so when you wana import mkv to imovie, you need to convert mkv to imovie first.

MKV to iMovie Converter is the best partner for you to convert mkv to imovie, then import mkv to imovie and edit it by yourselves. With the best imovie import mkv converter's help, just need several simple steps you will solve the diffcult problems that convert mkv to imovie support format like mp4, and then import mkv to imovie.

Not only convert/import mkv to imovie with the MKV to iMovie Converter, but also can convert/import much more different format files such as avi, 3gp, 3g2, mp4, flv, mkv, tod, mod, mts, m2ts, tr, ts, trp, wmv, asf, m4v, ect. Import mkv to imovie is just so easy now!

How to import mkv into imovie with MKV to iMovie Converter?

Step 1: Add mkv video files
Free download, install and run Mac Video Converter, then click "Add File" button to select your desired format that need to be converted from the "file type" list in the pop-up window.
Step 2: Choose output format: "MPEG-4 Movie (*.mp4)"
Seletc the right profile that can be supported by iMovie, such as .mp4,etc.
Step 3: Convert
When you get ready to convert the added videos on Mac, Click the "Convert" button to start conversion.
Step 4: Importing convertion video files to imovie
Launch iMovie, go to "file > import movies". Select the converted MP4 video then click "import".
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Re: How to import mkv to iMovie with MKV to iMovie Converter

Postby vivian68 » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:09 am

Remux/Repack Canon 1080i h.264 M2TS to MKV container without recoding

"Can any MTS/M2TS Converter repack (remux) Canon 1080i 50 Hz h.264 M2TS-container file to h.264 MKV-container (or MP4-container) file with no recoding (no conversation) – saving the original video stream? The M2TS file format is a real pain. It is touted as HDTV Friendly, but in fact my HDTV will play just about any video file format (directly from an SDHC memory card) except M2TS!! I've tried a few MTS/M2TS Converter software, all of them take long time (some files even hours) to convert Canon M2TS, and export MKV video with image loss! I want fast packing and the original quality. Anyone know a best app to remux Canon M2TS to MKV? If possible, I'd like to join some M2TS clips as well…."


You surely want to convert camera video files with no image loss. Then, what you should do is "rewrap" files with Pavtube Media Magician. AVCHD MTS and M2TS files can simply be remixed using this app. I've remuxed tons of 1080p60 Sony MTS files just fine to MKV. And here's a short guide of how I did.

Guide: Repack h.264 M2TS to MKV container without recoding

1. Import M2TS from Canon Camera or local archive.

Connect the Canon camera with your PC and run Pavtube Media Magician. This camcorder companion tool will detect your camera automatically and ask "Camcorder is connected. Are you ready to launch wizard now?"Click "Yes"to confirm. In the mean time, you are allowed to backup MTS footage directly from camera to local computer. Also, you can import Canon 1080i h.264 M2TS from local archive as well.


2. Drag and drop Canon M2TS video to timeline for organizing/merging/joining.

In timeline you can remove unwanted .M2TS clips, trim out unwanted frames from specific clip by frame-accurate, and put them into the right order for merging M2TS file while remuxing M2TS to MKV.


3. Set lossless remux mode for exporting M2TS video

Choose "Output"in the main interface.

Then switch to "Lossless"> "original"or "Lossless"> "MKV"so as to set Media Magician to remux M2TS to MKV without encoding.


4. Remux M2TS videos to MKV with no conversion

Finally press the "+"sign to add the task and click the triangle sign to begin repacking MTS/M2TS/TOD/MOD to MKV with no recoding/recomprssion.

If you're working on Mac, download Media Magician for Mac instead. There's another good feature for Mac users – when you have pain importing MTS/M2TS/TOD/MOD/MXF video to iMovie or Final Cut Pro, you can use the app to export Apple Intermediate Codec or Apple ProRes 422 video for natural editing.

Find more related guides in Pavtube Canon Column and MTS column:

Import MTS files to Final Cut Pro

Make MXF Files from Canon XF Compatible with iMovie

Changing MTS to DNxHD MOV for Avid Media Composer

Join MTS for streaming to DLNA-compliant Players

If you want to MTS shootings to Standard DVD disc or ISO files or folder files for backup or watching, you can try Pavtube DVD Creator for Mac, which can burn HD videos to DVD easily.

PS. If you have any problem, pls contact with to get more information. You also can leave a message on Pavtube Community or Pavtube Facebook, we will answer your questions as soon as possilble.
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Re: How to import mkv to iMovie with MKV to iMovie Converter

Postby vivian68 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 11:09 am

Edit MTS/M2T/TS/MXF/MOV/AVI/MKV/WMV/FLV/VOB video and Blu-ray/DVD in FCP/FCE/iMovie/Avid on Mac (with subtitles)

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Part I- How to convert MTS/M2T/TS/MXF/MOV/AVI/MKV/WMV/FLV/VOB video for editing

Summer holiday has already begun, more and more cameras and camcorders coming into the market, you may have bought a camera or camcorder to record the exciting moment when going traveling. Nowadays, nearly all cameras and camcorders support HD video recording, most high-end cameras and camcorders can record full HD 1080P video, that's wonderful.

But, different cameras and camcorders record different format files, cameras and camcorders often record formats include AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, TS, MOV, MXF, TOD, MOD, etc. And you may have some AVI, MKV, WMV, FLV, VOB videos storing on your computer, these HD video formats are not easy to use, for example, we can't import AVCHD MTS/M2T/TS/MXF/MOV/AVI/MKV/WMV/FLV/VOB files to FCP (X), Premiere and other editing software, nor we can play them on iPad 2/3 or Android Tablet and other portable devices.

The best way is to convert AVCHD MTS/M2T/TS/MXF/MOV/AVI/MKV/WMV/FLV/VOB files to editing software and Mobile devices supported formats, like convert MTS/M2T/TS/MXF/MOV/AVI/MKV/WMV/FLV/VOB to ProRes 422 for FCP X, or convert MTS/M2TS to WMV for Premiere, or just convert AVCHD MTS/M2TS files to MP4 for playback or upload to YouTube and Vimeo.

Software Requirement:

Pavtube HD Video Converter (Windows or Mac) is mainly to convert Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sony, Panasonic camera or camcorder recorded HD videos to FCP, FCP X, iMovie, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, iPhoto 8/9/11, CyberLink PowerDirector, Sony Vegas, Pinnacle Studio, Windows Movie Maker, etc.

Simple guide to convert AVCHD MTS/M2T/TS/MXF/MOV/AVI/MKV/WMV/FLV/VOB and other HD Videos on Mac.

Here is the main interface of the HD Video Converter for Mac.


1.Download and install best HD Video Converter for Mac. This best HD Video Converter will help you convert any HD files, besides it supports rich formats for output.

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2.Import the MTS/M2T/TS/MXF/MOV/AVI/MKV/WMV/FLV/VOB files to the HD Video Converter for Mac.

3.Click Format column to choose the output format as you want.

For example,

Editing in FCP you can choose Apple prores 422 codec MOV format;

For editing in imovie, you can choose apple intermediate codec (AIC) MOV format;

For editing in Avid, you can pick DNxHD codec MOV format, etc.


4.You can click settings button to customize the output parameters.

5.You can do easy editing to the HD video before conversion, like Trim, Crop, add watermark, etc.

(Optional) – Click "Settings" to choose output video codec, size, frame rate, bit rate all according to your needs.

Note: If you wanna add external subtitles(like *.srt, *.ass and *.ssa) in video, only click "Edit", choose "Subtitle" > "Enable", you need download a subtitle file, then click "Browse" to load it.


Learn Top 5 Subtitle Download Sites to Download Subtitles you need here.

6.Click convert button to start.

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac will help you convert MTS/M2T/TS/MXF/MOV/AVI/MKV/WMV/FLV/VOB HD files with the best quality and less time. The Windows process is as the same.

Tips: How to import video any editing software guide:

Video to FCP7 | FCP X

How to import Media Files to Premiere Pro on Mac

How to load video files or projects to iMovie 8/9/11 on Mac?

Adding media files to Avid Media Composer

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Part II- How to transcode Blu-ray/DVD video for editing on Win/Mac

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Related guides:

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Blu-ray to FCP Converter
Convert a dvd for FCP(X) editing
Work with DVDs in iMovie


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