How to Convert and Import WMV files to iMovie
iMovie is basically the best free movie editing software for Mac owners to do some tricks. The point here, you will always find it a painful experience when importing WMV to iMovie. In fact, WMV is a widely used video format by Windows; while, iMovie will only accept the following file formats: MPEG-2 and AVCHD, DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie, MEPG-4. This means that if you want to open and edit WMV video in iMovie smoothly, you need to firstly convert WMV to iMovie friendly videos on Mac.
Since currently there is no native way to add WMV to iMovie, to get iMovie work perfectly with WMV files, the easy workaround is to convert .WMV videos into Apple InterMediate Codec .MOV files, which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie. First you need to download Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac, an easy-to-use yet ultimate WMV converter, player and editor under Mac OS X.
With it, you can rewrap WMV files to AIC .mov for iMovie with fast encoding speed. Moreover, the Mac video conversion tool can help you convert WMV as well as AVI, MKV, MTS, VOB, MPG, FLV, DVD, Blu-ray, etc on Mac and export the professional encoders, namely ProRes, DNxHD for importing to FCP, Avid, etc. flawlessly. Just download the software and follow the steps to transcode WMV to iMovie(iMovie '11, iMovie '09, iMovie '08).
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How to Convert WMV to iMovie supported AIC MOV files
1. Import WMV videos to the software
Once run the WMV to iMovie Converter, you can click "Add Video" button to load WMV source files. It supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.
2. Select output format for iMovie
Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" and select it as the target format.
Tips: Adjust audio and video settings
The Mac WMV converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding WMV video files to iMovie AIC. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.
3. Start transcoding WMV to iMovie
Click the "Convert" button to start the conversion with the WMV to iMovie converter for Mac.
When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated AIC .mov files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can launch iMovie, and then choose File > Import > Movies to import converted WMV clips into iMovie for further editing. Enjoy.