How to Import Footage from DVD to iMovie
Once you have tried to import DVD to iMovie for further editing, you'll find that the DVD files grey out. Why? That's because iMovie can't support DVD format. If you want to add DVD to iMovie, you'll need to convert DVD files to iMovie compatible video format first and then import the converted files to iMovie.
Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac can be of great help in this task. It will help you convert DVD video to iMovie highly compatible Apple InterMediate Codec .mov without losing any video quality on Mac OS X (Mavericks included). Besides, this software can even convert DVD to any other formats like MP4, AVI, VOB, FLV, M4V, WMV, etc for different use. Click the Download button below to get the program and check out the easy steps to convert and import DVD to iMovie without any troubles.
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How to convert DVD to iMovie supported video format
STEP 1. Load DVD movies
Insert the DVD disc into your Mac's DVD drive and click Import DVD icon to load the DVD movies. Or simply drag the DVD disc icon on the desktop to the program. Loaded DVD movies can be previewed in the right preview window and you're free to take snapshots of your favorite DVD movies. In addition, you can select the subtitle and audio track as you like.
STEP 2. Select output format
Next, choose an output format for iMovie. Click the Format icon to open the format list. Then select iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov), as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for iMovie.
Tip: If you want to customize the profile, you can click settings to use the parameters you want.
STEP 3. Start conversion
When all the settings are fine, click the Convert button to start converting your DVD movies to optimized AIC .mov video files for iMovie. When then conversion completes, click the Open button to get the ripped video files. Launch iMovie and click File > Import > Movies to import the converted videos to iMovie for further editing. Just create your masterpiece with joy!