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 Import MP4 to iMovie on Mac,
Posted: Apr 19 2012, 01:24 AM

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MP4 is a common file container for video and audio, and we can import MP4 into iMovie for editin in most cases. But sometimes it may not comes so smoothly, the MP4 files will gray out when you want to import MP4 to iMovie. What is the matter on earth? How to deal that problem?

According to Apple official website, we know that iMovie can import DV, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, MOV, and M4V. And MP4 files commonly defines the storage of MPEG-4 audio and scenes using the ISO Base Media File Format, this kind of MP4 can be imported into iMovie without question. But the MP4 files may also contain any number audio and video codec, and sometimes even subtitle streams included. And that kind of MP4 cannot import into iMovie on Mac.

As we know the reason why we sometimes can't import MP4 to iMovie on Mac, we should got an idea to solve that question. Actually it is very simple, we just need to convert MP4 to iMovie compatible formats. And here I advise you to use our professional Mac MP4 to iMovie Converter. It is specially designed for Mac users to deal video questions. The converting speed and high output quality will fulfill your need. Using our Mac MP4 to iMovie Converter you can set the resolution, frame rate, bit rate to possible high, and you can also trim, crop, rotate, apply your video effect to the video.

How to import mp4 into iMovie for editing on Mac?

Step 1:Import mov into MP4 to iMovie Converter
Install and run MP4 to iMovie Converter Mac, click add button or drag the MP4 file to the program directly.
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Step 2:Choose the optimized preset for iMovie like .mov
Select "iMovie" as the output format in the format list. The program has already optimized the video settings for iMovie. The output videos could looks great on iMovie.
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Step 3:Covert MP4 to iMovie
Hit the "Convert" button to make the conversion, you can import the output files to iMovie (iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08/iMovie HD).

Step 4:Import converted MP4 video to iMovie
Launch iMovie, choose Import > movies, Select the converted video files and click "Import", end.
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