“How do i import .wmv files into iMovie on a MacBook Air? A friend gave me an external hard drive with numerous .wmv files on it and I am supposed to create some mini videos using iMovie with them. I cannot import them at the moment (showing up as dim) and assume that they need to be copied / converted into a different format? I have no idea how to do this. Thanks for your help.”
WMV is a very popular video format developed by Microsoft. However, for Mac users, it’s a little bit head-scratching to edit WMV files with iMovie because its compatibility with Mac system is not very satisfying. In order for iMovie to import WMV files, you may have to convert WMV to iMovie compatible formats.
The article would show you how to change WMV to iMovie editing-friendly format step by step with a professional Video Converter for Mac (Yosemite 10.10 and Mavericks 10.9 compatible) from Brorsoft, buy running it, there’s no need to set the codec yourself: the program has an optimized preset for iMovie (iMovie’11 included). You can convert any video file to iMovie format without losing orginal video quality. Here we go to the WMV to iMovie Mac task.
How to convert and import WMV files to iMovie
Step 1: After downloading, install and run this WMV to iMovie converter for Mac, and then drag and drop WMV files to the program directly. Alternatively, you can click “Add Files” or “Add Folder” to load WMV files you want. If you want to save yourself time, you can add several files to do batch conversion.
Step 2: Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)”. For your convenience, the app has already preset the video settings for you. The output video can be imported to iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08/iMovie HD.
Step 3: Finally, hit the big Convert button on bottom of the main windows and the conversion from WMV to iMovie AIC MOV will begin immediately.
Tips & Tricks:
1. Adjust audio and video settings (optional)
The Mac WMV to iMovie Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding WMV to AIC MOV. Click “Settings” button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.
2. Basic video editing (optional)
This Mac video converter has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, adding effects etc. so you can touch up the video with basic video editing functions.