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How to Convert and Import MKV into iMovie


The users will encounter a lot of problems while trying to import MKV files to iMovie for further editing, such as an Error message shows up that the videos are not supported by iMovie or the video is gray out and only audio imported. Actually, according to Apple, iMovie (iMovie 11) only accepts MP4, M4V, MOV files. Since MKV is not supported by iMovie, in order to edit MKV videos in iMovie, you need to convert MKV videos to iMovie compatible format on Mac first before transferring the files to iMovie.

To get the work done, Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a powerful Mac MKV converter, editor and player, is highly recommended to you which offers an optimized preset Apple Intermediate Codec .mov, ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie. Besides, this program also supports other professional encoders, ProRes DNxHD, MPEG-2 etc. to ensure the best results when using Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro and more.

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How to Convert MKV files to AIC MOV for iMovie

Step 1. Load original MKV files

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


Step 2. Select the output format

You can choose iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. The output format is designed for iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08 specially.


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.

Step 3. Start MKV to iMovie conversion on Mac

Click the "Convert" button to start the MKV to AIC conversion.

Step 4. Import MKV into iMovie 11

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie,choose File > Import > Movies..., to import the converted MKV video into iMovie.

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