How to Import DVD Movie into Apple iMovie

By | July 18, 2011

If you are fond of some video clip from a DVD movie and want to edit it in Apple iMovie project, you got the right place! The following tutorial will share with you how to convert DVD to iMovie friendly video format and import DVD into iMovie for editing.

Video formats accepted by iMovie include MPEG-2 and AVCHD, DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie, MEPG-4. In order to import DVD movie into iMovie, you need to convert DVD to iMovie compatible format first. It is very easy and fast to convert DVD to iMovie format using Clone2Go DVD Ripper for Mac.

Step 1. Add DVD Movie

Download the latest version of DVD Ripper for Mac, install and run it.

Click the “Open DVD” button to import your DVD movie. Or you can click the “File ->Open DVD Disc/Folder” in the top menu of Clone2Go DVD Ripper for Mac to add the DVD movie.

Convert DVD to iMovie

Step 2. Select Output Format: “MPEG-4 Movie (*mp4)”

After the DVD is imported, go to the “Output” panel. Click the “Profile” drop-down list to choose “MPEG-4 Movie (*mp4)” as the output format.

Convert DVD to iMovie

Step 3. Start Converting

When all settings are done, click the “Convert Now” button to start convert DVD to iMovie format.

Step 4. Export Output File to iMovie

Launch iMovie, go to “File > Import > Movies…”. Select the converted MP4 video then click “Import”.

Add DVD to iMovie

That’s it! Now you can edit your videos in iMovie. Enjoy making your own movies!

Import DVD into iMovie

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