Having problems importing FLV files into iMovie 11/09/08 for further editing? Find an easy solution here.
Most embed videos on websites are FLV format for the reason that FLV can store large-size video with relatively small file size. To make downloaded Flash videos more stylish,you might have tried to open them in iMovie, but only to find that they just grey out. The reason is that FLV is not compatible with iMovie. To import FLV files to iMovie for smooth editing, you need to adjust FLV to iMovie-friendly format first. This article would show you how to convert FLV to iMovie on Mac step by step.
To accomplish the conversion task, you’re recommended to use Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which can help you transocde FLV to iMovie supported video format without any quality loss in a few clicks. An iMovie preset is included for easy access. See how below about converting FLV files to iMovie format on Mac OS X (Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion included).
How to convert FLV clips to iMovie on Mac
Step 1. Load Flash video FLV files
Install and launch Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, then drag the FLV files where you store them to the program directly.
Tip: This Flash converter supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time. Meanwhile, if you wanna combine multiple FLV clips into a single file, you can check the “Merge into one file” box.
Step 2. Select the output format
You can choose directly “iMovie/FCE” > “Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” as the output format. The setting also works for iMovie ’08, iMovie ’09, iMovie ’11, and iMovie HD etc. Moreover, the Mac program has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, adding effects etc.
Step 3. Start FLV to iMovie conversion
After everything is OK, hit the arrow-like Convert button to start the conversion process.
After the FLV to iMovie Mac conversion, you can freely use your FLV files on iMovie ’08, iMovie ’09, iMovie ’11, iMovie HD etc
How to import videos to iMovie:
1. In iMovie, Choose “File” > “Import” > “Movies”
2. Drag media file directly to the left zone in the iMovie main interface
If you have some old iMovie projects, and want to involve the converted files into it, just go to “project library” and find your target one, and then also follow the two steps.