iMovie could be probably very familiar to all of us particular for those Mac users. iMovie is such one free and wonderful video editing program that could always bring us unexpected surprise. Sometimes you just happen to have some videos on your computer and you’re eager to convert video for iMovie for further editing. Then you should convert them to the video/audio files that iMovie supports. Below is the article that would introduce the most effective way to convert and import video to iMovie for Mac users.

Part 1.Why sometimes can’t import video to iMovie?

When we speak of iMovie, we usually consider iMovie as such one useful video editing application for the Mac and iOS(like iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini and iPod Touch). It is worth while to note that iMovie could have been a macOS-only program involved with the iLife suite of Mac applications.

You could import video and photo files from a hard drive to iMovie easily. iMovie enables you to create your own favorite photos and video clips by customizing the settings like adding titles, themes, music, effects and so on. More to the point, the video file format that iMovie supports could be MPEG-4, MPEG-2, QuickTime Movie files (.mov), AVCHD and DV&HDV. That’s to say, you’re unable to import many other video/audio files to iMovie directly except the supported formats. And that is why sometimes we should convert videos to the MP4 or MOV that iMovie could play freely.

Part 2.Convert video to iMovie with Leawo Video Converter for Mac

(1) Introduce to Leawo Video Converter for Mac

With every effort, Leawo has achieved great success for decades, which paved the way for its leading position in video conversion application industry. Leawo Video Converter for Mac could be thought as one all-in-one video converting software application. Leawo Video Converter for Mac supports the fast conversion between a wide variety of video and audio files. With the powerful software, you are able to export the output videos/audios to different kinds of portable devices like iOS devices, Android devices and Microsoft Windows devices directly.

(2) Guide to convert videos to iMovie with Leawo Video Converter for Mac step by step

Here we would like to give a brief introduction of the tutorial on how to import videos to iMovie with Leawo Video Converter for Mac. First of all, you may need to download Leawo Video Converter for Mac free trial and open the application smoothly. By the way, it also has the Windows version – Leawo Video Converter. You can try if needed. The download buttons are listed below.


Step 1: Load video files

The powerful program could offer varied ways for you to add your desired video files to the program. You could click the “Add Video” button to choose the video files into the interface, or directly drag and drop them into this program. Now all of the added video files could be viewed on the processing panel clearly.


Step 2: Choose output profile

As you move the mouse around and click on the big green “Convert” button and then click the “Change” option to switch to the “Profile” setting panel. Here you could be able to choose MP4 video file under “Common Video” sub-tab under the “Format” tab. The step is specially designed for you to set the exported profile.


Step 3: Set output directory

Once the output format has been selected, you may need to click the arrow next to the “Profile” icon and come back to the main interface. Here you may also need to click the “Convert” button again to activate the output location setting panel. The pop-up window could be such one place where you could browse and set the final output directory under the “Save to” icon.


Step 4: Start to convert video for iMovie

After all of the necessary settings are finished, it’s turn to start the conversion process. You just need to click the “Convert” button at the bottom of the output directory setting panel. The software could be able to start converting automatically and would finish the conversion job within several minutes.


Once done, your desired videos will be converted to the format supported by iMovie. In this case, you are able to import your favorite videos to iMovie so that you can edit them freely.

Thus, to sum up the points which we have just indicated. Leawo Video Converter for Mac could be such one powerful program for you to convert video for iMovie with its easy-to-use interface and effective functions. The trouble of importing videos to iMovie could be fought out once for all by using the useful program, even for the new-users. There are, no doubt, many more functions you will discover, but the fast converting function will catch your eye and dazzle you. The heart movement is inferior to move. Just go to its official website and download Leawo Video Converter for Mac to give it a try!