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How to Import DVD into Apple iMovie for Further Editing

Posted on: February 11, 2009

One of the benefits about digital video is that the videos can be shared with family and friends. iMovie is created for this purpose, just several steps, you can create your own videos and publish them on web, like YouTube, or enjoy them on iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. However, the formats which iMovie supported are very limited: 3GP,MOV and MP4. If you want to import DVD to iMovie, you need to convert DVD to iMovie compatible video first.

A DVD Ripper for Mac offers you easy way to convert DVD to MP4, DVD to AVI, DVD to 3GP etc. And also, Mac DVD ripper can rip protected DVD as well. Below step-by-step tutorial will tell you how to import DVD movie into Apple iMovie.

Step1. Import DVD Movie
Click “Load DVD” button, or “Load IFO” button to browse your computer, find the DVD folder or the VIDEO_TS folder you want to convert from your hard disc or DVD-ROM and click OK.

Choose to rip and convert DVD one or several chapters at will by ticking the check boxes before them.

Step2. Convert DVD to iMovie Video
This Mac DVD ripper allows you to select output format in the drop-down list. Just choose iMovie compatible format (.MP4 and .MOV are recommended).
After all settings done, click “START” button to start converting your DVD.

Merge into one file: If you want to join the selected titles or chapters into one file, check “merge into one file” option. Set an output directory to save the output files.

Step3. Put converted DVD into iMovie for Editing
Open iMovie and choose “File->Import Movies” to import the converted Mp4 video or drag the file into iMovie directly. And then you can edit the movie according to your needs. As shown in the picture below:

Related Links:

Convert DVD to iMovie Video Tutorial;

Things You Can Do with Your DVD on Mac

How to Capture Video from Digital Camera Using iMovie

From: Put DVD into Apple iMovie

To be continued…
This just is a slice of multimedia editing with mac computer, other parts will come soon.


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