How to Convert MPG/MPEG to iMovie on Mac
iMovie is the best free home movie editing software for Mac users. It always lets you turn your videos into eye-catching movies. However, if you want to edit videos in MPG/MPEG with iMovie, you'll find that the files grey out. That's because iMovie only supports DV-Standard, HDV, AVCHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, QuickTime Movie and MEPG-4 formats while MPG is not supported. Luckily, we've worked out the solution to solve MPG/MPEG to iMovie importing issues. Just read on to find out the quick fix.
Well, in order to import MPG/MPEG to iMovie, you can turn to Brorsoft iMedia Converter for Mac, which can help you convert MPEG clips to Apple Intermediate Codec, iMovie's preferred editing format in Mac OS X including El Capitan, Yosemite and Mavericks. Moreover, this professional Mac video conversion tool can help you convert MPG as well as FLV, AVI, MKV, MTS, VOB, MP4, etc on Mac and export the professional encoders, namely ProRes, DNxHD for importing to FCP, Avid Media Composer, etc. flawlessly. Just get it and follow the steps to encode MPG/MPEG clips to iMovie.
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How to Convert MPG/MPEG to iMovie supported AIC MOV
1. Import MPG, MPEG files
Once run the MPG to iMovie Converter, you can click "Add Video" button to load .mpg source files. This program 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)", which is the best format for using in iMovie.
Tips- Adjust video and audio settings
The MPEG to iMovie converter enables users to adjust audio and video parameters. 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 the conversion process
Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding MPG/MPEG to AIC MOV for iMovie.
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 MPG/MPEG clips into iMovie for further editing.