Import/put/transfer/move iPhoto video into iMovie
iPhoto is a powerful software application that is specially designed for Mac OS X
operating system by Apple Inc. It is part of iLife suite application which bundled with
every Mac that allows uses to import, organize, edit, print and share digital photos.
iPhoto is used to allow importing from digital cameras, scanner, picture CDs and
the Internet. Almost all digital cameras are recognized without additional software, as
are many scanners. iPhoto supports most common image file formats.
Not only can iPhoto import photos, it can also import or upload videos taken or
made by almost all digital cameras, camera phones or other video capturing
applications. However, these imported or uploaded videos are frequently found it
unnecessary to be put in iMovie for editing. What's the matter?
Troubleshoot: video compatibility problem
Sometimes the videos taken by digital cameras, such as Sony camera, Cannon
camera, JVC camera, Flip video camera etc are in AVCHD, AVI, muxed MPEG-1,
MPEG-2, MOD, TOD formats which are not supported by iMovie directly. To import
iPhoto videos to iMovie directly, you will need to convert them to iMovie compatible
MPEG-4 (MP4, M4V), MPEG-2, DV, HDV or MOV format.
How to import iPhoto videos to iMovie
Way 1: Use some application called MPEG Streamclip. More than once I have
noticed people talking about this program on Yahoo Answers and other websites as
well. It is a free, open source software that is highly regarded by Apple community.
Way 2: If you want to tackle your problem in a swift and efficient way with the best
result, I suggest you try this application: Movie converter for Mac. It is an easy-to-use
application which can convert almost all popular file formats to iMovie compatible
files without any difficulty.
Get to know Movie converter for Mac
Movie converter for Mac is a powerful 2-in-1 application which packs DVD ripper
and video converter into a single interface. Not only it can rip and convert DVD
content to various file formats, it can also convert between almost all file formats like
AVI, MOV, MPEG, MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, VOB, SWF, DV, HDV, 3GP etc and HD
videos as well. Therefore, it is extremely easy to convert iPhoto videos to iMovie
compatible MPEG-4 (MP4, M4V), MPEG-2, DV, HDV, MOV files and put on
various portable devices and other applications as well. Besides, it can also extract
audio tracks from video and save as MP3, FLAC, AAC, AC3, WMV, WAV audio
Mac movie converter is also a outstanding editing tool that has been enhanced to
run on both PowerPC and Intel (Snow Leopard included). With it, you can edit your
iPhoto videos freely. For example, you can crop off unwanted part from the video
clips by Crop, by Trim, you can cut the video to a certain length to convert, or you can
also apply special effect like Gray, Emboss or Old film to your iPhoto videos.
Besides, you can also set the output parameters, rotate the video, split a big video file
to several smaller ones, merge several video clips into a single one, take snapshots
etc.And more can be expected if you afford one minute for a try.
How to import iPhoto video to iMovie
Step 1: Save your iPhoto video on the specific location on your computer hard disk
Step 2: Free download Movie converter for Mac to pop up a user friendly interface
Step 3: Select the proper application for your program
Click Video converter to pop up an interface where you can do your importing,
editing and converting, the whole process can be seen in the following picture: