How to Import Camera AVI video to iMovie for Editing?
When I tried to take my AVI video shot by Samsung NV3 digital camera to iMovie, I could not import AVI to iMovie, as there is error message saying the project was created but no video. My video was filmed with 720x480 in AVI format. Do you have any problems like me for taking camera video to iMovie?
Even though it is announced on apple.com that iMovie supports AVI with MJPEG, I am not sure why my camera avi video could not be imported. After several attempts, I find Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac to help me put 480p avi camera video to iMovie. After taking a look at the application, I notice that it also supports AVCHD video in .mts, .m2ts formats as import, and make video editable on iMovie.
Here are the steps of how I convert camera 480p avi to mpg for iMovie without losing video quality.
Step 1. Load camera AVI video to Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac.
Transfer the camera AVI to iMac hard drive, and run the AVI to MPEG converter to load camera AVI videos. You can find the Add button on the application to easily load avi camera video.
Step 2. Choose MPEG output for iMovie.
Click the Format option and choose Common Video > MPEG-2 Video(*.mpg). Actually, there is MPEG-1 video option, but the default size (720x480) of the MPEG-2 option on the application is the same size of my 480p video.
Tips: I want to keep the original video quality, thus I click the Settings button and choose original from the bitrate option.
Step 3. Convert AVI to MPG for iMovie.
Click the convert button to convert camera AVI to MPG for importing to iMovie.
With Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac, I no longer have any video format problem on my iMovie. Just take it as your camera video partner on Mac.