Import 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
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 it? "
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 appreciate it. "
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 Convener 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 Convener for video and
Import DVD clips into iMovie
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 program 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 requirements perfectly.
Get to know Movie Converter for MacMovie 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 audio files.
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.