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Best Video Format for iMovie: Import Video to iMovie for Editing on Mac

At times, when I am fooling around on the internet, I would always come across with the similar question on forums, "What format does video need to be for iMovie?". I bet this is not an individual bother. So for the sake of relieving some friends from the problem, here I would like to illustrate you the best video format for iMovie. Just sustain your attention on the following.

List of iMovie Supported Video Format

List of iMovie supported formats
List of iMovie supported formats
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iMovie'11 (Version 9.0), as part of the iLife'11 package, has the ability to make trailers for home movies, more control over audio, instant replay and flash. It now supports the AVCHD Lite format (a subset of AVCHD format limited to 720p60, 720p50 and 720p24 ).

The above table shows the commonly-used video formats that iMovie supports. Yet, if you hunger for the best video format for iMovie, tell you the truth, I'm afraid that there is no exactly the best video format for this Apple video editor software, since to great extent it counts on the versions of your macOS and iMovie.

Supposed you have installed iMovie'08 on Mac OS X 10.4 or 10.5, you can practically only upload or export video files in Apple MPEG-4 or QuickTime MOV. In case you own iMovie'09 on Mac OS X 10.5/10.6 or iMovie'11 on Mac OS X 10.7 (or higher), then luckily, they support a slightly wider range of input video formats like the standard MP4, MOV and DV.

Until now you may find it's a little bit troublesome to find out the best video format for your iMovie, and you wonder if only there is a solid tool to help you to convert any video to iMovie best video format regardless of iMovie version and operating systems. Fortunately, Here MacX Video Converter Pro can deliver you a whopping help.

Convert Videos to iMovie Format for Editing

Convert MKV, WMV, FLV, AVI, MP4 to iMovie supported video/audio formats for editing and transfer videos to Android, Google, Microsoft devices with utmost speed.

MacX Video Converter Pro is a professional yet unparalleled video program that can grant you to easily convert any video (HD&SD) to iMovie supported video format like AVI to MP4, FLV to MOV , WMV to AVCHD, as well as MP4 to MP3 and more on macOS with world's No.1 fast speed thanks to its powerful hyper-threading tech, multi-core CPU and Intel/Nvidia/AMD GPU hardware acceleration tech (5X faster than any other iMovie converters).

Plus, what else worth a mention is that this video to iMovie converter for Mac now can support you to download and convert any video audio from over 1000 video audio sharing sites, not only YouTube, but also Facebook, Vimeo, Vevo, Instagram, Metacafe, Dailymotion, Youku, Tudou, Pandora.TV, Soundcloud, etc. Thus, you can download whatever video or music in MP4, MKV, or MP3, AAC, FLAC format as you like.

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Convert videos to iMovie supported formats

Tips for you: Apart from converting and importing video to iMovie on Mac, this best-ever converter program can also bring you an amazing experience to fast convert almost all the video to a raft of devices, like MKV to iPhone, HEVC to Galaxy Note series, AVI to iPad, FLV to Nokia, MTS to Huawei and more with 420+ preloaded profiles offered.

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