Summary: Want to edit downloaded YouTube videos in iMovie? Here you'll find the easiest way to import YouTube videos to iMovie (iMovie 11) on Mac
Many of us have uploaded our video to the YouTube in order to sharing with others, but there are also someone who want to import YouTube FLV to iMovie for editing, but failed. Have you ever tried to import a downloaded YouTube FLV video to iMovie but only found that the videos are grayed out and can't be imported? The basic reason is that iMovie doesn't support FLV format. In this article, I will share a quick solution with you.
As we know, iMovie supported video formats are DV, HDV, AVCHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, Motion JPEG/A. That means if you wanna edit YouTube .flv video with iMovie, the first thing you should do is to convert YouTube FLV to iMovie natively supported format i.e. Apple InterMediate Codec. The following passage guides you how to convert YouTube video to AIC encoded MOV file for iMovie.
First, you need to download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a top YouTube Converter. It supports not only encoding all YouTube flv files to AIC so that you can easily import them to iMovie for smoothly editing, but also supports transcoding all popular video files like AVI, MKV, MP4, MPG, VOB, etc to iMovie, Final Cut Pro 6/7 or FCP X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and etc. NLEs. This will help you import the file correctly and saving the rendering time.
The Steps: How to Convert and import YouTube files to iMovie
STEP 1: Import downloaded YouTube Videos
Install the YouTube to iMovie Converter, then run it. Click on “Add”, and browse your files; select all the .FLV files you wanna convert. If you want to combine all the files together for easy importing to iMovie, please tick the box "Merge into one" on the main interface.
STEP 2: Choose a target format
Hit the Format bar to select iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov).
STEP 3: Advanced video/audio settings
Click the Settings icon and adjust the video and parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc.
STEP 4: Start YouTube video to iMovie conversion on Mac
Click the Convert button to start encoding YouTube FLV to AIC for iMovie immediately on Mac OS X.
This conversion process will finish soon. Afterwards, click the "Open" button to locate the output files and import to iMovie program. In this way, you can easily transfer and edit your YouTube .flv files in iMovie smoothly.
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