How to import DVD into iMovie 09
In January 2009, the seventh version of iMovie series, iMovie 09 was released by
Apple in response to the flooding complaints and criticism about the simplicity and
incapability of iMovie 08 which seems to be released without the main editing
features employed by the previous versions.
iMovie 09, as an updated and improved version will definitely silence the hot voice
It combines the faster, simpler and more straightforward interface of iMovie 08 with
the main features of the previous versions returned,. Moreover, it offers more bettered,
more advanced features including the basic video effects (Black&White and Sepia to
more interesting Vignette and Aged film), video stabilization as well as globetrotting
map animation functions. Two of the most impressive features have been introduced
by iMovie 09, that is picture-in-picture and greenscreening. Besides, compared with
iMovie 08, it has also improved editing (with Precision Editor and Clip Trimmer),
improved camcorder support and full iDVD support. Other enhancements include
dynamic themes, fast and slow motion, new titles, transition and effects.
Hard nuts to crack when editing DVD in iMovie 09
iMovie is without doubt a convenient and ideal editing tool for Mac users to edit
their own homemade DVD movies which come with ever Mac freely. However, there
are still hard nuts to crack when they do the actual DVD editing in iMovie.Here, I
want to share one or two with you with my personal advice supplied.
Nut 1: "I am sure it is possible to import DVD footage to iMovie without buying
third party software but does anyone know how?
I have a few DVDs of my kids from about 5 years ago and I want to convert them to
iMovie and then put them on my Apple TV".
Nut 2: "I am fairly new to working with iMovie 09 (and iMovie in general), and
was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction on how to import a
movie clip from a DVD into iMovie 09. Any help would be much appreciated".
Big stone to crack the nuts
The two situations mentioned above are just the common problems encountered
when editing DVD in iMovie, it could be possibly happens to your friends, your
colleague, your family or even yourself. What I am going to talk would be helpful, I
hope, can help you out if you would kindly finish reading the rest part.
Actually, as to my knowledge, there is a open free-source program that can help you
do your job. It can rip DVD video into a MPEG file format that can be supported by
iMovie, this program can be download via the Internet, hope it can successfully get
your job done.
Another way around, if the process is too complex or with no satisfactory result out,
you may as well try this DVD ripper for Mac, just a few bucks and clicks will greatly
simplify your tedious work, meanwhile the output video quality can be well
maintained without any quality loss.
Just follow to have a review of this Mac DVD ripper
Review: DVD Ripper for Mac
DVD ripper for Mac is a professional application specially designed for Mac user
who want to rip DVD content, convert and edit into iMovie. It can help you rip and
convert your DVD into MPEG 4 (MP4, M4V), MPEG-2, MOV, DV, HDV, WMK,
MKV, MOV, VOB, 3GP AVI etc that compatible with iMovie 09 and the other general
iMovies as well with best output quality and least conversion speed. Besides, it can
also extract audio from DVD video and export as MP3, FLAC, AAC, WAV, WMA
Mac DVD ripper can also be served as a versatile editing tools. Its built-in editing
functions allows you to edit your DVD according to your preference. Such as, you can
trim the DVD video to a certain length at your selection, crop off unwanted parts from
the DVD clip, set video Brightness, Contrast and Saturation. Besides, you can also set
the corresponding output parameters for video and audio depending on your specific
program requirement, merge several clips into one for smoothing conversion. And the
whole conversion process can be seen in the preview window.
Guidance to use DVD ripper for Mac at a glance
Step 1: Load files
Click Load DVD from DVD hard drive or load IFO files supposed DVD has already
been copied to your computer.
Step 2: Select output format and path
Click the drop-down menu of Profile to select the proper output format, and then click
Browse to designate the output path.
Step 3: Edit files
There are three editing options on the top of the panel: Trim, Effect and Crop. You can
do the corresponding editing according to your needs.
Step 4: Convert files
In order to help you get more clear information, here, I also offer an intuitive and
easy-to-follow guide shown on a picture list below: