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Best Solution for Importing iPhoto video to iMovie

Author:admin   Date:2011-02-28

At some forums or answers platform I’ve noticed somebody asked like this: “Me and my friends made a video and want to edit it on iMovie. We have all the pictures and videos in one “event” on iPhoto but we’re having trouble getting them iMovie! Please help! Thank you!” You may get this problem. Here we'd provide you the best solution on how to transfer iPhoto videos to iMovie.

To learn the skills on how to move iPhoto video to iMovie, first we should know the reason why sometimes we have trouble in making it. Then we’d know what is iPhoto and iMovie and what features they get.

What is iPhoto and features for iPhoto
iPhoto is a powerful and easy-to-use Internet application that is specially designed for Mac OS X operating system by Apple Inc. It is part of iLife suite application which bundled with every Mac that allows users to import, organize, edit, print and share digital photos. iPhoto is used to allow importing from digital cameras, scanner, picture CDs and the Internet. Almost all digital cameras are recognized without additional software, as are many scanners. iPhoto supports most common image file formats.

Not only can iPhoto import photos, it can also import or upload videos taken or made by almost all digital cameras, camera phones or other video capturing applications. However, these imported or uploaded videos are frequently found unnecessary to be put in iMovie for editing. What's the matter?

What is iMovie and features for it?
iMovie is a simple, easy to use video editing program that comes free with the Apple operating system which allows Mac, iPod Touch 4th generation and iPhone 4 users to edit their own home movies.

Since it is originally released in 1999, it has had 9 versions for Mac OS and a version for iOS on iPhone and iPod touch. Different version has different features. Then this makes iPhoto is not compatible with some versions of iMovie. Generally, video compatibility problem is the main reason that you cannot import videos from iPhoto to iMovie.

iMovie supports multiple video formats and allows you to create projects that are tailored to your specific video format. You can use the following formats in iMovie:

  • MPEG-4 Simple Profile
  • Movie File Type
  • MPEG-2 and AVCHD
  • DV-Standard (DV, DV Widescreen)
  • HDV (High Definition Video: HDV 1080i in 25 and 30 fps, HDV 720p in 25 and 30 fps)
  • QuickTime Movie (MOV)

Videos sometimes taken by digital cameras, such as Sony camera, Cannon camera, JVC camera, Flip video camera etc are in MPEG-1, MOD, TOD formats or video that in many popular video formats such as AVI, WMV, FLV, MPG, MKV, etc. are not supported by iMovie directly. To import these kinds of iPhoto videos to iMovie directly, you will need to convert them to iMovie compatible MPEG-4 (MP4, M4V), MPEG-2, DV, HDV or MOV format.

Best Solution for importing iPhoto video to iMovie

To import iphoto videos to iMovie, you can use some application like MPEG Streamclip, or use Movie converter for Mac for quick and efficient work. Mac Movie Converter is an easy-to-use application which can convert almost all popular file formats to iMovie compatible files with just a few clicks.

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Movie converter for Mac
is a powerful, versatile application that integrates DVD ripper and converter into one interface which can convert between almost all popular files like DVD, VOB, AVI, WMV, MPG, MP4, DV, MOV, MKV, 3GP, FLV, ASF, SWF, TOD, MOD, M2TS etc with super fast conversion speed and lossless output quality. Besides, it can also extract audio tracks from DVD movies and videos and save as MP3, AAC, AC3, AIFF, AMR, M4A, WAV, WMA audio files.

Mac movie converter is also an outstanding editing tool that has been enhanced to run on both PowerPC and Intel (Snow Leopard included). With it, you can edit your iPhoto videos freely. For example, you can crop off unwanted part from the video clips by Crop, you can cut the video to a certain length to convert by Trim, or you can also apply special effect like Gray, Emboss or Old film to your iPhoto videos. Besides, you can also set the output parameters, rotate the video, split a big video file to several smaller ones, merge several video clips into a single one, and take snapshots etc. More wonderful finds can be expected if you afford one minute for a try.

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