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How do I import M4V to iMovie for editing on Lion OSX?

By Zola Perry Subscribe to RSS | May 22nd 2012 | Views:
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M4V is a file container format with MPEG-4 file extension, used and downloaded from Apple iTunes store. It is very similar to .mp4 file, however, the M4V file may be copy-protected with Apple's FairPlay DRM copyright protection. To play protected M4V file, you should firstly authorized with the account. When comes to the unprotected M4V, you can try to rename the file extension to .mp4, before editing in iMovie.

iMovie is an useful and powerful tool for Mac users. You can bring video into iMovie from a variety of sources and devices so as to organize, catalog and edit the video, then share your movies with friends and family on the web, Mac or portable devices easily. However, you can not edit all the videos in iMovie. Today you can use a multiple of video devices to shoot video and get even more from web, which are in various formats. Although iMovie works with the emerging generation of video recording devices, there are some formats that are not supported.

However, if you find the renamed MP4 still can't be recognized by iMovie, you may have to render to a third party software-M4V to iMovie Converter, which can help you to convert compatible MOV or DV, etc. Then you can transfer the output .mov or .dv files into iMovie for further editing. Moreover, it can convert versatile video or audio file formats, but also allows you to set video codec, bit rarte, frame rate, resolution, audio codec, sampling rate, channels, etc.

After download the on your Mac, you can go on the specific steps to finish the conversion. If you are also the FCP user, you can use it edit M4V in Final Cut Pro as well.

Step 1. Add M4V video files to the application

Click "Add files" button into the M4V to iMovie Converter.

Step 2. Directly choose "iMovie" as the output format

Select profile drop-down list to choose ".mp4" as the output format.

Step 3. Start M4V to iMovie converting

When all settings are done, click the "convert" button to start convert M4V video to iMovie.

Finally, when the conversion is done, you can open the iMovie application, go go to "file > import movies" to import M4V video into iMovie directly. Plus, if you are also a FCP owner, the M4V Converter for Mac software can also be your great assistance, for it can convert M4V to optimally-supported file formats with Final Cut pro. Now, it is your time to download the Mac M4V to iMovie Converter on your Mac and have fun with it.

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M4V to iMovie Converter allows you to convert M4V to iMovie acceptable MOV, DV, etc. Also, you can edit M4V in Final Cut Pro with the software.

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