Import/transfer/put/save DVD clips into iMovie
DVD as a compact and useful storage device has enjoyed high reputation among
common people for its portability, durability, excellent data storage, high density,
replicability and availability. Nowadays, it is rare to see family who have DVD
unreachable and untouchable within their home.
Although a good entertainment medium, there is still a short distance away from
perfection for DVD. Sometimes, DVD movies are just too long to challenge people's
patience which they think some clips of the movie may not attract their interest, can't
make sense or have nothing useful to enjoy at all.
Such is often the case with every DVD user when they only need part of DVD
clips (chapters, titles, scenes, selections etc). And sometimes they may run to some
softwares for help, such as HandBrake, DVDibble, ffmpegx, DVDBackup, Yadex etc,
some of them can only do the whole DVD ripping which is time-consuming than
compressing and re-encoding the individual VOB file, only few of them like
DVDBackup and Yadex can actually rip part of DVD, but there is still a step away
from editing these ripped DVD parts in iMovie, here, I just want to share some of the
troubles with you.
Problems for editing ripped DVD clips
These problems as to my research can be mainly (including but not limited) fell
into the following categories:
Scene 1: "I was wondering if there was anyway that I could import the video clip
that I made with the DVD player on my MacBook into iMovie to make a video with
Scene 2: "I want to use clips such films as the Matrix and Se7en, which I have
authorized DVDs of, and don't know how to get them into iMovie to work with."
Scene 3: "I am trying to combine a bunch of different clips from a TV show that I
have the DVDs of the season for. How do I get the clips into iMovie so I can edit
them and merge them together and stuff?"
Scene 4: "My coach made me a DVD of my season, and I saved the clips I want
to keep. How do I transfer into iMovie?"
Scene 5: "What is the easily way to rip the main part of a DVD on Tiger. I do this
pretty easy on PC, but how can I do these on my Mac. I have more then 400 DVDs
and really at a loss, is there someone who can give me a thread?"
Scene 6: "My wife have a burned DVD which contains one big VOB file , a
couple of smaller VOBs and some other files. She wants to import VOB into iMovie
and selectively cut out about 5 minutes worth of video and paste the pieces together. If
anyone can point toward a clear description of how to archive this I'd certainly
Scene 7: "I download my Full Metal Alchemist video to my MacBook and they
are displayed as VOB files. There are some unnecessary parts in the video I don't
need, so to reduce the space it takes up I need to cut the clips using a program, iMovie
will not import these file types. Is there a converter for Mac to get these VOB files
compatible with iMovie?"
Editing DVD clips in iMovie without any difficulty
If you want to edit your DVD clips in iMovie, no problem, I would like to offer
you one or two ways out.
Solution 1: You can try OpenShiiva, it is an open source software and actually a
converter for video and audio files both fast and simple with a single pass that can
easily convert VOB to MP4 that compatible with iMovie without any big effort. But I
don't know if it is exactly what you need. If free anyway.
Solution 2: You can also have a look at this problem Movie Converter for Mac,
this is a powerful tool that can help convert your DVD clips into any formats
supported by iMovie without any difficulty. It is specially design that can meet your
all around perfectly.
Get to know Movie Converter for Mac
Movie converter for Mac is a powerful 2-in-1 application that caters to your
requirements from two different aspects with DVD ripper and video converter
respectively. Not only, it can rip DVD contents to various different video formats like
AVI, WMV, MKV, MOV, VOB, MPG, MPEG-4 (MP4, M4V), MPEG-2, DV etc that
can be imported into iMovie directly. But also it can deal with almost all video
formats including standard video formats and high definition video formats like
AVCHD, MOD, HD AVI, HD MOV, HD WMV etc fastly and efficiently. Besides, it
can also extract audio from DVD movie or videos and save as MP3, AAC, FLAC
Mac movie converter can also be severed as an excellent editing tools. With it,
you can trim your DVD to a certain length you like from Trim, crop off unwanted
parts for your specific program needs or free your computer hard disk fro Crop, adjust
its effect like Brightness, Contrast and Saturation by Effect, or set the output
parameters for both video and audio. Besides, its built-in batch processing features
also entitle you to convert more than one files at one time simply by checking the files
you want to merge and then ticking "Merge into one file" checkbox. All these can be
realized with a few mouse clicks. Welcome to have a try.
How to import/convert DVD clips into iMovie
Step 1: Download, install and run Movie Converter for Mac
The program is for both Intel and PowerPC (Snow Leopard included). Feel free
to download, install it and run a test, a user-friendly interface pops up:
Step 2: Select the right program for your project
You can select a proper program based on your program requirements
For DVD Ripper
With it, you can easily rip, convert and import DVD clips into iMovie
For Video Converter
Want to import DVD VOB files into iMovie? This one will never let you down.
After converting, you can import the converted files to iMovie for further editing.