How to Convert and Import MP4 to iMovie or Export MP4 from iMovie on Mac

How to open MP4 in iMovie?

As a quite hot file extension, MP4 is widely used for saving media data and can be found in lots of places online or off line, which means, you may download MP4 videos from video sharing sites such as YouTube and Fox, or shared some MP4 videos from others. But the problem with MP4 is, when you plan to edit the MP4 file with iMovie, you may be able to do this, but may be unable to. So what's the matter? Well, this depends on. Some hybrid camcorders can capture video footage in both the MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 formats. If your camcorder has captured video footage in both formats, iMovie may only recognize the MPEG-2 movies when accessing the footage from the Camera Import window. MPEG-4 movies recorded with these devices may not be shown. Don't worry. This page will help you successfully import MP4 to iMovie with simple steps.

Part 1. Best Way to Convert and Import MP4 into iMovie on Mac

Actually, this is due to the MP4 files codec: iMovie prefer MPEG-4 and H.264 codecs instead of others. So if you are unable to locate your MPEG-4 files into iMovie, you could adjust MP4 to iMovie file. The article would show you how to convert and import MP4 to iMovie on Mac step by step with a professional MP4 to iMovie Converter for Mac (macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion and Lion included) - iSkysoft iMedia Converter Deluxe. By running it, there's no need to set the codec by yourself: the Mac program has a optimized preset for iMovie (iMovie '11 included):

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3 Steps to Convert MP4 to iMovie on Mac with the Best MP4 to iMovie Converter

Step 1. Import MP4 files into the Mac program

Here you can directly drag & drop the MP4 files to the converter, or go to "File" menu then choose "Load Media Files" to load the MP4 phone files.

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Step 2. Pick iMovie as the output format

You can directly choose the preset for iMovie which has been supplied by the MP4 to iMovie Converter Mac. The setting also works for iMovie '08, iMovie '09, iMovie '11, and iMovie HD etc. Moreover, the Mac program has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, adding effects etc. Learn details in the Guide of iMedia Converter Deluxe for Mac.

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Step 3. Start MP4 to iMovie conversion on Mac (macOS Sierra included)

Now click the "Convert" button, and then leave the MP4 to iMovie Converter to do the rest automatically for you. The converter works on MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac powered by Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion or Lion.

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After the MP4 to iMovie conversion, you can freely use your MP4 files on iMovie '08, iMovie '09, iMovie '11, iMovie HD etc. Also see the step-by-step video tutorial below.

Video Tutorial on How to Convert MP4 to iMovie on Mac

Part 2: How to Export Videos from iMovie to MP4

Failed to export iMovie videos to MP4? Take it easy. iSkysoft iMovie to MP4 Video Converter must be the best solution for you to convert any iMovie videos to MP4. Before converting videos, you are able to edit them, such as add subtitles or watermarks, crop or trim video, and so on. If necessary, you can freely change the parameter settings of the output video as you need.

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Optional: Online Tool to Convert MP4 to iMovie

If you want to convert MP4 videos to iMovie supported format without installing a desktop software program, just try this online MP4 to iMovie converter below:

Note: Because the online tool doesn't support "https", so if the content below was blank, please manually click the "Shield" icon on the right of your browser address bar to load the script. This action is secure without any harm to your data or computer.

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Knowledge sharing:

How to import videos to iMovie:

1. In iMovie, Choose "File" > "Import" > "Movies"

2. Drag media file directly to the left zone in the iMovie main interface

If you have some old iMovie projects, and want to involve the converted files into it, just go to "project library" and find your target one, and then also follow the two steps.

If you are about to add photos to your project, click the download iskysoft software button on the right of the interface and find your photos in iPhoto.

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Mar 22,2017 14:34 pm / Posted by to Convert MP4

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