The following step by step AVI to iMovie tutorial is going to show you how to convert AVI to iMovie format and import AVI into iMovie using AVI to iMovie Converter.
Add AVI Files
Download the latest version of AVI to iMovie Converter, install and run it.
Click the "Add Files" button to import the video clips stored on your Macintosh HD. Then you can get the video information in the manager panel.
Select output format: "MPEG-4 Movie (*.mp4)"
Video formats accepted by iMovie include MPEG-2 and AVCHD, DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie, MEPG-4.
After the video files are imported, go to the "Output" panel. Click the "Profile" drop-down list to choose the format that best fits your needs. Here, just choose "Customized MP4 Movie (*.mp4)".
Start to convert
After all the necessary settings, just click the "Convert Now" button to start converting AVI to iMovie on your Mac machine.
Export the output file to iMovie
Launch iMovie, go to "File > Import > Movies...". Select the converted MP4 video then click "Import".
Below are a few Tips and Tricks while using AVI to iMovie Converter to convert AVI to iMovie format.
Tips 1. Trim video file
Sometimes, you may want only part of the video file. This AVI to iMovie Converter can help you trim the video file in two methods:
Method 1: Specify the "Start Time" and "Stop Time" under the manager panel within the accuracy of second.
Method 2: Trim the video while previewing it. In the "Preview" window, you can play the movie. Here, you can click the "Trim Begin" and "Trim End" buttons to get the certain part of the video while playing it back.
Tips 2. Customize Profile
You may not be satisfied with the profile provided to you. In this case, you can click the "Customize..." button next to "Profile" box to customize a profile. In the following "Profile Settings" Window, you can adjust Video Size, Frame Rate, Encoder, Bitrate; Audio Sample Rate, Channels, Encoder, Bitrate, etc to meet your specific needs.