I’m making a movie and I need to get some YouTube clips into iMovie for further editing. I’ve tried downloading Real Player, MPEG streamclip, QuickTime, and nothing seems to work. I’ve googled it a million times and finally quite get a clear, detailed, step-by-step answer. If you are also planning to import YouTube videos to iMovie, just read on to learn the tutorial I share below.
What you need to do is convert the file format from.flv (flash video) that YouTube operates in to the iMovie file format of .mov. Now there are countless converters out there, both online and downloadable software. Everyone seems to have their own favorite. I’m using Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Except HD output quality, this video converter app is able to ensure the conversion speed. With the converter, you’ll easily convert YouTube Flash video to iMovie and import Youtube into iMovie(iMovie 08, iMovie 09, iMovie 11). This YouTube to iMovie converter can also help you convert any other video to iMovie on Mac, like avi, wmv, flv, mkv, mpg, mts, 3gp, vob, etc to iMovie on OS X. Very simple and easy interface. I have used the program for two years now. I like its stability and its ease of use. Download the program and follow the step-by-step guide.
Easy Steps to Convert YouTube to iMovie with High Quality
1. Add YouTube video files
Launch this YouTube to iMovie converter by clicking “add” button to import youtube video. To save your time, you can import youtube videos in a batch. Of course, you could also import other videos to it.
2. Select iMovie video as output profile
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.
Tip: Furthermore, you are provided some useful edit functions cropping, trimming, adding watermark, attaching subtitles for pre-editing your video files so that you can simplify your iMovie editing.
3. Start YouTube to iMovie conversion on Mac
Then start conversion by pressing the Convert button. And this FLV to iMovie Converter will do the rest thing for you.
4. Add import YouTube files into iMovie
After the conversion, locate the converted videos by clicking the Open button. Now you can launch iMovie and then import the output files to iMovie for movie making.