Best Workflow of Importing AVI files into iMovie Easily


There is no doubt that iMovie is a great video editing tool on Mac, with which you can create your own masterpiece with fun. While, not all videos like AVI on your Mac can be imported into iMovie for editing. The following paragraphs focuses on how to convert and import to iMovie.

Q: My camera takes movies in .avi iMovie does not support iMovie. I got the divx codec to play them in QuickTime, but I still would like to import and edit them...please advise...

In fact, there are many common problems when uploading AVI files to iMovie like the above users mentioned. Since AVI is not supported by iMovie program, you can convert AVI to iMovie compatible format at first, and then edit the videos.

To change the video format, you can adopt Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to get help. It is a professional yet easy-to-use tool to help you finish the AVI to iMovie conversion on Mac. It supports transcoding all AVI as well as MKV, WMV, SWF, MP4, MOV, WebM, VOB, MPG, TiVo, XAVC(S) files to iMovie natively supported media format on Mac OS X (macOS Sierra included) with fast encoding speed and without quality loss. Moreover, to save your time, it has offered an optimized preset Apple Intermediate Codec .mov for iMovie. Here we go to the AVI to iMovie Mac task.

Download the Mac AVI to iMovie Converter:


Encode AVI videos to AIC .mov for iMovie editing

1. Load AVI files

Drag & drop AVI files to the program directly. Or go to the "File" menu, choose "Add Video" to locate the AVI files you want to add. You can add several files to do batch conversion.


2. Select the output format

You can choose iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. The output video can be imported to iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08 directly.


Tip: Furthermore, you are provided some useful edit functions cropping, trimming, adding watermark, attaching subtitles for pre-editing your video files so that you can simplify your iMovie editing.

3. Start AVI to iMovie conversion on Mac

Click the "Convert" button to start the AVI to AIC conversion. Just in a few minutes, you make it.

4. Import AVI into iMovie

After the conversion, locate the converted videos by clicking the Open button. Now you can launch iMovie and then import the output files to iMovie for editing.

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