Posted: 15 May 2012 at 3:06am
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Are you still feeling frustrated that the AVI files can't be recognized by iMovie? Or try to figure out why some AVI files can be imported into iMovie, however, others are disable to do that. Read the article, you can find the answer and get the effective way out.
The reason for some AVI files can't be compatible with iMovie:
Go back to read the details about the iMovie acceptable codecs, you will know that both audio and video from AVI compressed by one codec can be supported by iMovie. If your AVI files can't be recognized, it's because the AVI codec can't be accepted by iMovie. When it happens, how to tackle it? The first way, you can render to some free codec programs, such as MPEG Streamclip. It can convert the avi files, either to DV, which iMovie uses, or to Quicktime, using the Apple Intermediate Codec compression option.
Brief introduction to MPEG Streamclip:
MPEG Streamclip is a freeware video editor/converter for MPEG-1/MPEG-2, and transport streams. It is created and written entirely by Squared 5 in Italy.
If you want to hunt for the easier solution or prefer some time-saving software, the easy-to-use and intuitive AVI to iMovie Converter should be your best choice. Compared with the MPEG Streamclip, its most attractive feature is no need to have codec knowledge. Only barely mouse clicks can be enough to do all the job.
The AVI to iMovie Converter can help you convert AVI video to iMovie supported videos like MOV or DV with optimized settings while keeping the video quality. More than that, it can accept even HD video editing in iMovie, like MTS, M2TS, H.264 video clips. If you just want to listen to music from movie, you can effortlessly extract audio from the source video.
Step by Step guide on how to edit AVI files into iMovie:
Download the AVI to iMovie Converter on your Mac (Mac Mountain, Lion OSX included)
iMovie ( iMovie HD, iMovie 07, iMovie 08, iMovie 09, iMovie 11) installed
Step 1: Add AVI files
Click "Add Files" to load AVI files from your Mac into the AVI to iMovie Converter. You can preview the videos in the right pane.
Step 2: Select iMovie as output format
You can select "iMovie" from the drop-down list of "iMovie" under the menu of "Profile" and choose a destination folder for saving output files.
Step 3: Hit "START" to convert AVI to iMovie DV or MOV
Click on the START button on the lower part of the application window to start the conversion of AVI to iMovie. The "Open output folder when conversion finished" option is ticked by default, so you can get to the converted files right after the conversion. If you are converting a lot of files at a time and you don't want to wait around your computer, you can just tick the "Shut down computer after conversion" option.
In addition, the AVI to iMovie Converter can be a great assistant, if you try to import AVI to Final Cut Pro for editing.
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