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Tricks for Importing/Editing DVDs in iMovie 08/09/11


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Wanna import and edit DVD movies in iMovie (iMovie 11)? Simply follow this article to convert and rip DVD to iMovie native format onm Mac OS X (Mountain Lion).


iMovie (iMovie 11) is well-known as an easy-to-use video editing and acquisition tool for Mac users. It lets you turn your videos into eye-catching movies in clicks! No wonder so many people want to import DVD to iMovie for further editing. Unluckily, when you want to copy DVD to iMovie, you'll find that the DVD files grey out. Why? That's because iMovie only supports MPEG-2, AVCHD, DV-Standard, HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie and MEPG-4 formats while DVD is not supported.

To transfer DVD movies to iMovie for editing, you'll need to convert DVD to iMovie compatible video formats first. Here the best DVD ripper Mac from Pavtube is highly recommended to help you rip videos from DVD for iMovie on Mac OS X (including Lion and Mountain Lion) in only 3 steps. After the conversion, you can edit your files in iMovie without any troubles. First, download the program and then check out the steps below to finish the conversion from DVD to iMovie native format - Apple intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov).

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How to Convert DVD movies for smoothly editing in iMovie (iMovie 11)

Step 1: Load your DVD movies

Insert the DVD disc into your DVD drive and drag the disc icon from the desktop to the program to load the DVD files. Alternatively, you can click File > Load from disc to locate and add the DVD movies you want to convert.


Step 2: Select iMovie native format and start the conversion

Click format bar to choose the format for output. For editing DVDs in iMovie on Mac, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov), it's best for iMovie editing. If you want to customize it, you can click settings to use the parameters you want. After all the settings, click the Convert button to start converting DVD to iMovie supported video format. A few minutes later, you'll get the converted videos.


Step 3: Import DVD to iMovie

Now launch iMovie and click File > Import > Movies to import the converted videos to iMovie for further editing. Just create your masterpiece with joy!