How to Convert 3GP to iMovie on Mac (iMovie 11 Included)

by Brian Fisher • Jun 18,2019 • Proven solutions

Have recorded many videos in 3GP format and want to edit them in iMovie? You might have found that 3GP is not supported by iMovie. Do not be panic, though you cannot import 3GP files directly to iMovie, you can convert 3GP to iMovie compatible format, then import the output files to iMovie.

Easily Convert 3GP to iMovie on Mac

To convert 3GP to iMovie friendly format successfully, you need to download and install the smart app -- UniConverter, which is a revolutionary all-in-one video tool. And it is a one-stop-shop for all your video conversion needs.

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Step 1. Add 3GP files to the program

You can directly drag & drop the 3GP files to the converter, or go to the "File" menu, choose "Load Media Files" to locate the 3GP files you want to load. Batch conversion is allowed by the excellent Mac converter, so you can import several files at one time.

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Step 2. Set iMovie as output format

You can set "iMovie" as your output format directly. The app has alreasy optimized the video resolution, bit rate and frame rate for the output files. The output video can be imported to iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08/iMovie HD.

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Step 3. Start 3GP to iMovie conversion on Mac

Hit the"Convert" button, let this professional Mac Video Converter do the rest for you! After the mac conversion, you can freely import the output files to iMovie '08, iMovie '09, iMovie HD for freely editing.

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Video Tutorial on How to Convert 3GP to iMovie on Mac

Tip: To import videos to iMovie, you can:

1. Go to "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 edit again, just go to "project library" and find your target one. If you are about to add photos to your project, click the adding 3gp to imovie button on the right of the interface and find your photos in iPhoto.

What's more:

The 3GP to iMovie Video Converter for Mac has some simple edit functions such as cropping, trimming and adding effect , even merging several videos to one. It can also convert files to iPad, iPhone, iPod etc. Audio formats are allowed too. The converter also works on MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac.

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