File MOV iMovie-How to Convert QuickTime MOV to AIC(*.mov) for importing to iMovie

At one time or another, most of us have occasional problems with importing QuickTime movies to iMovie. That’s because your QuickTime movie s encoded with codecs that iMovie can’t recognize. So, how to quickly and easily import quicktime mov video to imovie for editing? Read following guide then you will find the best answer.

iMovie only supports the MOV whose video codec is MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264 or AIC. So if your MOV files are not accepted by iMovie, it's probably because of the video codec incompatibility. Since Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) is the most compatible codec introduced by Apple which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, the common practice for MOV to iMovie workflow is, get a MOV to AIC Converter and transcode .mov files to AIC MOV, which will save you both time and trouble. For this purpose, this article will show you how to convert MOV to AIC MOV in detail.

First of all, download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.

Download best MOV to iMovie Converter:

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

The program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a MOV video converter under Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode MOV to AIC for iMovie 08/09/11/FCE, ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6, DNxHD for Avid MC, etc. and it works well and converts flawlessly. Download it and learn the step-by-step guide.

How to Convert MOV for Editing in iMovie(iMovie 11)

Step 1. Import MOV files

Install and run the MOV to iMovie Converter app. Click "Add video" button to load the MOV movies you want to convert for iMovie. Or simply drag your videos to the left item bar for converting. Batch conversion is supported so you can add many files at a time to save the conversion time.

Step 2. Choose iMovie preferred format

Click the Format box and select "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as output format.

Step 3. Convert and import MOV to iMovie

OK, now let's go to the last step: click the Convert button to start converting the added QuickTime video to AIC .mov for iMovie. The conversion will finish soon if your videos are not too large. After the conversion, start iMovie and click File > Import > Movies to import the converted video files to iMovie. And then just enjoy yourself in home movie making.

Additional Tips:

This MOV to iMovie Converter not only can help you convert .mov to iMovie, but also enables anyone with MOV as well as MPG, VOB, MKV, MP4 files to use in any non-linear editor like Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, FCE, Avid Media Composer, etc as long as transcode MOV to a recognizable format.

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