iMovie Impoort AVI- How to Convert/Import AVI to iMovie on Mac
Many video cameras in the market output videos in AVI format, so there is necessary to know some information about AVI. Audio Video Interleaved (AVI) is a very common video format, it often compressed with different codecs like DivX, Xvid and 3IVx. For that reason two AVI videos may look the same outside but different inside, and that brought us lots of problems when import AVI to iMovie for editing.
When you trying to import AVI to iMovie for editing, you may come across one of the problems below: cannot import video to iMovie, nothing shows up on screen, get no sound or no image after transfer AVI video to iMovie, etc. That is really painful and boring, but the problem is not so hard to beat down, there is something we can do to deal with it. And next I will tell you how to import AVI to iMovie on Mac.
The reason why problems mentioned above occurred is iMovie only reads AVI that both the video and audio compressed using the codec iMovie can recognize. As we know the reason, the problem is not hard to deal with, all you need to do is downloading AVI to IMovie Converter for Mac from our website and converting AVI to iMovie friendly video format like MOV, MP4 or M4V, after that you can freely transfer your video to iMovie for editing.
Our Mac AVI to iMovie Converter is compatible with Mac OS X including Snow Leopard and Lion. Fast convert speed and without visual quality loss is our converter's prominent feature. And on the other side AVI to iMovie Converter on Mac also has the function of simple video editing, just like extracting music from video to MP3, cropping unwanted image, splitting a video into several parts, merging several video into one,etc.
Step 1: Import avi video into Avi to iMovie Converter
Install and run AVI to iMovie Converter Mac, click add button or drag the video file to the program directly.
Step 2: Choose the optimized preset for iMovie like .mov
Select "iMovie" as the output format in the format list. The program has already optimized the video settings for iMovie. The output videos could looks great on iMovie.
Step 3: Covert avi to iMovie
Hit the "Convert" button to make the conversion, you can import the output files to iMovie (iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08/iMovie HD).
Step 4: Import converted avi video to iMovie
Launch iMovie, choose Import > movies, Select the converted video files and click "Import", end.
QuickTime is a very popular video player, it's easy to use and yet powerful. But it doesn't accept MXF files, but now there are so many video files adopt MXF format, so if you happen to have some MXF videos, the problem comes soon. You must convert MXF files to other video format like MOV which is compatible with QuickTime, then you can enjoy MXF files with QuickTime.
Unfortunately, the Panasonic AG-HPX300 takes MXF as its output format, so QuickTime can't play videos shot by Panasonic HPX300 cannot. The AG-HPX300 brings true master-quality HD recording within your reach, and it is the first affordable full 10bit, 4:2:2 professional HD camcorder. As we can't give up Panasonic AG-HPX300 and QuickTime, we must find out some other way to solve that problem. And the best way is converting Panasonic MXF files to QuickTime .MOV, that is also the easiest way.
The Panasonic AG-HPX300 MXF to QuickTime .MOV Converter for Mac is a very good choice, it is a professional video converter, performed very good on converting MXF file to other formats especially converting Panasonic AG-HPX300 MXF files to QuickTime .MOV on Mac. The Panasonic AG-HPX MXF to QuickTime .MOV Convert is easy to use and yet very powerful. Containing the original Panasonic MXF files' quality during convert process is one of its prominent features, another important feature of Panasonic AG-HPX300 MXF to QuickTime .MOV Converter for Mac is the fast converting speed.
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iMovie Project to DVD Question: "Is there any way to burn a movie from iMovie without using iDVD? The only reason I wouldn't want to use iDVD is because I don't want a DVD menu. I just want the movie. Is there an option on iDVD to burn just the movie without choosing a 'Theme'? Thank you!" asked by jasmine on discussions.apple.com.
20% off Transfer MTS/MXF/MOV/MP4/XAVC to play on Surface (Pro) 2
Description: The best tool to let you watch/playback Canon Panasonic Sony MTS, MXF, MOV, and XAVC footage on Surface 2, Surface Pro 2 with perfect video settings.
Did you shoot many Thanksgiving videos with Canon/Panasonic/Sony camera? Do you have problems putting these MTS/MXF/MOV/XAVC video on Surface (Pro) 2 for playback? Why can’t we share Canon/Panasonic videos to Surface (Pro) 2 directly?
According to the official data from Microsoft, Surface (Pro) 2 support videos in MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.264/H.263 natively. Obviously, most Canon/Panasonic/Sony footages in MTS/MXF/MOV/XAVC and some MP4 files encoded with special codec are not Surface (Pro) 2 friendly. If you want to transfer MTS/MXF/MOV/XAVC files to Surface (Pro) 2, the best way is to convert them to H.264 MP4 as the best video format and codec for Surface (Pro) 2 for playback.
In this article, we will introduce how to convert Canon/Panasonic/Sony MTS/MXF/MOV/XAVC files to Surface (Pro) 2.
Pavtube Camcorder to Surface Converter, an all-in-one video converting program to help you transcode Canon, Panasonic, Sony and Nikon footages to various video formats for Surface (Pro) 2, iDevices, Android and other Windows tablets. (Mac version is available here: Camcorder to Surface Converter for Mac)
Tutorials: How to put Canon/Panasonic/Sony MTS/MXF/MOV/XAVC videos on Surface (Pro) 2
Step 1. Run this Camcorder to Surface Converter; add videos.
Click the top left two "+" icons to import your single video files or the entire folder. Or you can drag and drop the videos directly.
Step 2. Choose target video format.
Click the drop-down list and choose "Windows>Microsoft Surface Windows RT/Pro H.264 MP4 Video (*.mp4)" as the best preset for Surface (Pro) 2.
Step 3. Edit source video or adjust output file settings (Optional).
Tips: About interlaced/progressive
Most of you may choose to record videos in interlaced (like 1080/60i, 1080/50i); videos playback in camera are flawless. But if you transfer to other device like computer or a full-size tablet, the small waves inside this interlaced video would be enlarged and finally affect the video playback.
In order to get smooth videos, you are suggested to click the pencil-like "Edit" icon on the top and switch to "Effect" tab, check "Deinterlacing". You can also trim/crop/edit audio/subtitles there.
And if you are not satisfied with the default video specs, click "Settings" to adjust target file settings. You are allowed to change video size, bitrate, frame rate and audio specs accordingly.