MP4 might be one of the most used file formats in our multi-media life. However, you will find a painful experience to import MP4 movie files into iMovive for further editing. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue. Let’s find it out here.
iMovie says it supports MP4, but not all. Actually, this is due to the MP4 files codec: iMovie prefer MPEG-4 and H.264 codecs instead of others. So if your MP4 files are not compatible with iMovie, it’s probably because of the video codec incompatibility. On this occasion, an easy option is to convert MP4 to iMovie accepted video codecs and then transfer the result videos to iMovie.
For transcoding MP4 to iMovie, the best program I can recommend is Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. It’s an easy-to-use yet powerful high-quality video converter, player and editor. And it can handle videos in all formats, including MP4 format and make them best suitable for iMovie (iMovie 11/09/08) quickly and easily. What’s more, this app also provides some cool video editing features like cropping, cutting, merging and so on. So no doubt, this powerful MP4 to AIC video converter will bring you an extraordinary video-editing experience. If you are facing problems when editing video footages with iMovie, FCP, Avid MC, Premiere Pro, etc. non-linear editing systems, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download it from here.
So, how to convert MP4 files for editing in iMovie? Below is how.
1. Launch the MP4 to iMovie Converter, and then import MP4 clips through “Add Video” button or “Add from folder” button.
2. You can choose iMovie/FCE — > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. The output video can be imported to iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08 directly.
3. You can adjust video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video and Audio, the Codec of Video and Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc., in the Profile Settings.
4. When everything is OK, press “Convert” to start MP4 to iMovie conversion.
Once the process completes, simply click “Open” button and you can locate the result videos ready to be imported to iMovie for further editing.