How to import YouTube video into iMovie

By | July 11, 2011

If you are interest in some online YouTube videos and want to add them to your iMovie project. You may follow this guide to learn how to do that.

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 YouTube video into iMovie, you need to download and convert YouTube video to iMovie compatible format first.

It is very easy and fast to download YouTube video and convert YouTube video to iMovie using Clone2Go Video Converter for Mac.

Step 1. Download YouTube Video

Download the latest version of Video Converter for Mac, install and run it.

Import YouTube video into iMovie

Click the YouTube icon in the interface of the program. Then you can start to download and convert YouTube videos in the pop-up “Clone2Go YouTube Downloader” window.

Learn more about how to download YouTube videos on Mac

Step 2. Select output format: “MPEG-4 Movie (*.mp4)”

After the downloaded videos are imported into Video Converter for Mac, go to the “Output” panel. Click the “Profile” drop-down list to choose “MPEG-4 Movie (*.mp4)” as the output format.

Import YouTube video into iMovie

Step 3. Start converting

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

Step 4. Export the output file to iMovie

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

Import YouTube video into iMovie

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