WebM is an open, royalty-free, media file format designed for the web. The format is only for HTML 5 websites to stream videos online and few editors currently support dealing with this kind of files. iMovie in no exceptation. If you want to load downloaded WebM videos to iMovie for further editing, the first thing is to transcode the WebM file to iMovie compatible video files. Since Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) is the most compatible codec introduced by Apple which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, the common practice for WebM to iMovie workflow is, get a WebM to AIC Converter and transcode the .webm files to AIC MOV, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. For this purpose, this article will show you how to transcode WebM to AIC MOV in detail.
First of all, download and install Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac. The program is an easy-to-use yet professional app which can be used as a WebM file converter under Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, Snow Leopard 10.6, Leopard 10.5. It is free, clean and safe to install and use. With it, you can effortlessly transcode WebM to AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11/FCE, Apple ProRes MOV for Final Cut Pro X/7/6, DNxHD for Avid MC, etc. and it works well and converts flawlessly.
How to Convert WebM for Editing in iMovie smoothly
Step 1: Run the WebM to iMovie converter on your Mac, and then click the “Add” button to load the webm videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the media files to the application UI.
Step 2: Click the Format box and select “iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as output format. The output videos will keep the original quality of WebM video and works well with iMovie ’08, iMovie ’09, iMovie ’11, and iMovie HD etc.
Tip: Click the Settings icon to adjust video and audio parameters on the Profile Setting as you need to get the best quality video.
Step 3: Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the Mac iMovie AIC Converter will start transcode WebM to AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11 on Mac.
After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie, choose File > Import > Movies…, to import the converted WebM video into iMovie; prepare for editing. You will find that it’s just a piece of cake to edit WebM files in iMovie.