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The Quickest Solution to Add MOV Files to Imovie

by Christine Smith • 2020-09-21 16:01:47 • Proven solutions

iMovie is one of the best video editors for Mac used in a home-based computer that 99% of YouTube videos are with its edition, which has gained great popularity in the early period in the range of millennium. However, there was a serious complaint that .mov could not be imported to iMovie video editor.

Mostly, there won't be such a problem of importing .mov to iMovie. The video codec, such as AIC or H.264, DV, MPEG-4, MPEG-2, is authorized to import MOV files to iMovie. But when the MOV files are developed with incompatible mode, they are failed to add MOV video to iMovie. This problem would result in issues like playback, slow progress, etc.

Another reason is that the .mov file takes much space in the hard drive usually. This kind of problem will be reflecting in new iMovie versions, which won't accept the .mov file to import. You can see the video, but the fact is you can't progress the correct format of sounds and clips in the video.

To solve all the problems listed above, you can convert MOV to iMovie or other compatible formats with a professional video converter for Mac or Windows.

Part 1. How to Convert MOV to iMovie Supported Format

Without further ado, I'd like to recommend you Wondershare UniConverter to easily and quickly convert MOV files to iMovie. It's an all-in-one video converter tool that converts videos to over 1000 video/audio formats or any popular device for further playback and editing. Moreover, it's so user-friendly that you can complete video conversion within 3 simple steps. Wondershare UniConverter also provides you with additional functions like video editing, video compression, video transfer, video downloading, etc. FREE DOWNLOAD and install it on your Mac/PC to learn more details.

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  • Convert MOV to iMovie compatible formats with super fast speed and no quality loss.
  • Edit MOV files with trimming, cropping, adding watermarks, editing subtitles, applying effects, and more others.
  • Compress MOV file size smaller by changing encoder, video resolution, bitrate, video format, etc.
  • Burn and customize videos to DVD/Blu-ray disc with free DVD menu templates.
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Watch Video Tutorial to Convert MOV to iMovie on Windows, Similar Steps on Mac

Step-by-Step Guide for Importing MOV to iMovie on Mac

Step 1 Add MOV Files You Want to Convert to iMovie

Launch Wondershare UniConverter after installation, then click the Add Files button in the upper-left corner to add your target MOV files. You can also drag and drop multiple files to the interface directly.

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You can edit added MOV files if needed. Click the editing icons under the video thumbnail, and you can trim, crop, rotate, add watermarks, apply effects, and edit subtitles.

Step 2 Choose iMovie as Output Format.

Click the Output Format option to open the formats list, go to the Editing tab and choose iMovie in the left sidebar and select the video resolution in the right to confirm the output format. You can see the target format is also MOV, but the encoder will be changed after conversion.

choose iMovie as output format

Step 3 Convert MOV to iMovie Supported Format.

Click the Start All button on the program's interface to start converting MOV to iMovie-compatible formats. You'll get the converted files from the Finished tab.



If you want to reduce your MOV file size, you can move to How to Compress MOV Files without Losing Quality >> to learn more details.

Part 2. How to Import Converted .mov to iMovie

After conversion, you can effortlessly convert your desired MOV files to iMovie for further editing. Now let's see the steps on how to import converted .mov to iMovie.

Step 1: Buy iMovie form apple and open the software.

Step 2: You can either directly Import Media with the Import icon.

launch iMovie

Or select File and click Import > Movies.

choose mov files you need to import

Step 3: Now, select the file and view the iMovie. You will get displayed with the pop-up window showing a list of file formats.

Step 4: Select the video of the MOV extension and click Import Selected to proceed.

select import selected in imovie

And then, you'd get an interface as below when the .mov file is successfully imported to iMovie.

find the mov in imovie

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