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How to convert AVI to iMovie easy

By Mina Subscribe to RSS | May 16th 2012 | Views:

Question 1: avi in imovie.

My Canon Powershot camera takes movies in .avi which does not support in imovie. I got the divx codec to play them in quicktime, but I still would like to import and edit them on iMovie.

Question 2: avi on imovie.

Is it AVI compatible with iMovie and is there free software that will allows to convert avi to .mp4 or any other format compatible with imovie?

Question 3: imovie avi import

When I try to import AVI files from my Flip Mino video camera to iMovie, it crashes and shuts down before they import... I need help. Also, even if I try to just play a file in finder, quicktime will crash. It is weird, because the files worked perfectly on my old PC. Help please!

Why import AVI to iMovie?

AVI is a popular video format with high video quality. You can download avi videos from some video websites or record with your camcorder. As mac users, you may also want to edit avi with iMovie. But you will findit is not allow to import AVI to iMovie directly.

Thus, it is necessary to know what compression formats are contained in you AVI file in order to know if it is edit/import compatible with iMovie '08/'09. If your movie plays in the QT player, then open the "Inspector" window and check the "Format:" to determine which compression formats are being used by your AVI file. For example, in the video inspector it says divx 6.0,640x 480, millions mpeg, mono, 44.100khz. This is a third-party, proprietary codec which can be converted to MOV or DV with AVI to iMovie Converter for Mac.

iOrgsoft AVI to iMovie would be your best choice to help you easily convert AVI to iMovie on Mac so as to let you import AVI to iMovie freely for unlimited video editing and sharing. With this Mac AVI to iMovie converter, importing AVI to iMovie would be simply like a piece of cake for you.

Step by step on how to convert AVI file to iMovie ?

Step 1. Download and Install AVI to iMovie Converter for Mac.

Step 2. Add AVI files from your hard disk to the software, you can add more than one file at one time.

Step 3. Convert AVI to MOV importable into iMovie.

Step 4. Import MOV to iMovie.

First start iMovie, then choose File>Import, next, choose the converted videos you want to import from your project library, finally click "Open" to import.

So you have just imported AVI files to iMovie successfully. Note that Video Converter for Mac is able to convert AVI and many other files to iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08/iMovie HD on Mac OSX, including Snow Leopard and Lion. Have fun.

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If you want to import AVI from Canon Powershot, Samsung, RCA, Panasonic, Flip Mino video camera or other source to iMovie, use Mac AVI to iMovie Converter to convert AVI to iMovie compatible format DV, MOV or MP4.

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