Import/put/transfer/move iPhoto video into iMovie
iPhoto is a powerful software application that is specially designed for Mac OS X operating system by Apple Inc. It is part of iLife suite application which bundled with every Mac that allows uses to import, organize, edit, print and share digital photos.
iPhoto is used to allow importing from digital cameras, scanner, picture CDs and the Internet. Almost all digital cameras are recognized without additional software, as are many scanners. iPhoto supports most common image file formats.
Not only can iPhoto import photos, it can also import or upload videos taken or made by almost all digital cameras, camera phones or other video capturing applications. However, these imported or uploaded videos are frequently found unnecessary to be put in iMovie for editing. What's the matter?
Troubleshoot: video compatibility problem
Sometimes the videos taken by digital cameras, such as Sony camera, Cannon camera, JVC camera, Flip video camera etc are in AVCHD, AVI, muxed MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MOD, TOD formats which are not supported by iMovie directly. To import iPhoto videos to iMovie directly, you will need to convert them to iMovie compatible MPEG-4 (MP4, M4V), MPEG-2, DV, HDV or MOV format.
How to import iPhoto videos to iMovie
Way 1: Use some application called MPEG Streamclip. More than once I have noticed people talking about this program on Yahoo Answers and other websites as well. It is a free, open source software that is highly regarded by Apple community.
Way 2: If you want to tackle your problem in a swift and efficient way with the best result, I suggest you try this application: Movie converter for Mac. It is an easy-to-use application which can convert almost all popular file formats to iMovie compatible files without any difficulty.
Get to know Movie converter for Mac
Movie converter for Mac is a powerful 2-in-1 application which packs DVD ripper and video converter into a single interface. Not only it can rip and convert DVD content to various file formats, it can also convert between almost all file formats like AVI, MOV, MPEG, MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, SWF, DV, HDV, 3GP etc and HD videos as well. Therefore, it is extremely easy to convert iPhoto videos to iMovie compatible MPEG-4 (MP4, M4V), MPEG-2, DV, HDV, MOV files and put on various portable devices and other applications as well. Besides, it can also extract audio tracks from video and save as MP3, FLAC, AAC, AC3, WMV, WAV audio files.
Mac movie converter is also a outstanding editing tool that has been enhanced to run on both PowerPC and Intel (Snow Leopard included). With it, you can edit your iPhoto videos freely. For example, you can crop off unwanted part from the video clips by Crop, by Trim, you can cut the video to a certain length to convert, or you can also apply special effect like Gray, Emboss or Old film to your iPhoto videos. Besides, you can also set the output parameters, rotate the video, split a big video file to several smaller ones, merge several video clips into a single one, take snapshots etc.And more can be expected if you afford one minute for a try.
How to import iPhoto video to iMovie
Step 1: Save your iPhoto video on the specific location on your computer hard disk
Step 2: Free download Movie converter for Mac to pop up a user friendly interface as follows:
Step 3: Select the proper application for your program
Click Video converter to pop up an interface where you can do your importing, editing and converting, the whole process can be seen in the following picture:
After converting, you can import the converted files to iMovie for further editing.
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