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How to Rip a Blu-ray Using in iMovie - Convert Blu-ray to AIC MOV Format

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Q1: How do you import video from a Blu-ray into iMovie 11?

I have an hour nd 25 minute Blu-ray project that I thought I had backed up on the hard drive. My mistake. The question is how do a import the video project from the Blu-ray back into iMovie?

Q2:What's the best way to import Blu-ray into iMovie 11?

My Mom got a new Mac for birthday and I'm trying to help her import a bunch of Blu-rays with home movies transferred from VHS into iMovie 11. I was able to use Handbrake to rip it to an MP4 and import that into iMovie but I'm curious if there's a more efficient way that would be easier to explain to my mom.


Google turns up several results suggest me using Disk Utility to copy the Blu-ray into a .dmg file which iMovie would recognize as a camera it could import from, but that doesn't seem to work with the current version.

Q3: Still can't import the converted Blu-ray files in MP4 format to iMovie, why?

i am using Handbrake 1.0.0 to rip my Blu-ray collection to MP4 format for imovie editing, why iMovie still can not recognize the converted Blu-ray files in MP4 format, is there anyway to convert Blu-ray to AIC MOV directly?

Well, iMovie prefers MPEG-4 and H.264 codecs instead of others while MP4 can contain various video codecs. So if you MP4 files are not accepted by iMovie, it's probably because of the video codec incompatibility.

Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) is the the most compatible codec introduced by Apple which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie, the easy option to get iMovie accept Blu-ray is to convert Blu-ray to AIC encoded MOV. This will help you import the file correctly and saving lots of time.

To convert Blu-ray to AIC MOV, Blu-ray Ripper for Mac is an easy-to-use yet professional app to achieve your goal smoothly.

It is free, clean and safe to install and use. And only with barely several mouse clicks, you can get the whole job done. Besides Blu-ray Discs, it can also transcode DVD Discs, ISO , IFO, BUP, Video_TS files to iMovie most compatible AIC.mov without any quality loss.What's more, it can also help you rip and convert Blu-ray discs to any popular video formats such as MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, FLV, MKV etc. High speed and excellent conversion quality let you enjoy your favorite Blu-ray/DVD movies wherever and whenever you want.

For Windows users, Blu-ray Ripper is the choice.



Best Solution to Solve iMovie Won't Import Blu-ray Collections

Step 1. Load Blu-ray movies

Place the disc from the BD drive. Launch the Blu ray to iMovie converter; click disc button to import Blu-ray movies into the program. Loaded Blu-ray movies can be previewed in the right preview window. DVD discs, ISO and IFO files are also supported.



Step 2. Select the output format

You can choose iMovie/FCE -- > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. The output video can be imported to iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08 directly.



Step 3. Start Blu-ray to iMovie conversion on Mac

Click the "Convert" button to start the Blu-ray to AIC conversion. Just in a few minutes, you make it.

Step 4. Import Blu-ray into iMovie 11

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie. In iMovie, go to the File menu, choose Import > Movies, and then navigate to the folder that your output files are saved. Select the files and click "Import". You're done.

Additional Tips:

1. The powerful Mac Blu-ray Converter is designed with some useful editing features, including adding text/image/video watermark, cropping imported clips, replacing audio tracks, etc. In addtion, it can also change Blu-ray/DVD to ProRes 422 for Final Cut Pro, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere and other Mac editing software.

2. If you not only wanna convert Blu-ray/DVD videos, but also intend to convert HD Videos such as MKV, WMV, MOV, M4V, AVI movies to iMovie, the all-in-one tool, Brorsoft’s Video Converter Ultimate (or iMedia Converter for Mac) will be your first and best choice. It is a yet professional all-in-one Blu-ray Ripper, DVD Ripper and HD Video Converter, which comparatively has better output quality, in particular HD videos and intuitive interface. What's more, its deinterlacing function and merging, cropping, trimming, adding subtitles ability are what its many competitive products lack of.



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