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How to Import DVD to iMovie for Free

By Bella Brown to rip DVD, H.264|Last updated on Mar. 20, 2019

"I want to edit family DVDs using iMovie. However, I can't find an option to import DVD into it as it's not a camera or camcorder. I copied the content from the DVD onto my desktop but still there is no option to import it into iMovie. How can I import DVD into iMovie for free?"

When you need to import a DVD to iMovie for further editing, you might encounter Waterloo but nothing, for iMovie allows Apple users to edit their own home videos only. The video formats accepted by iMovie are limited, not all the formats can be edited in iMovie, for example, you will encounter format issue with MKV, VOB, WMV and other camcorder video files.

iMovie supported video formats:

* H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, ProRes, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MJPEG, M4V, DV, HDV, AVCHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple Animation Codec, XAVC/XAVC, iFrame, some, but not all, varieties of MP4, MOV.  See all iMovie supported video/audio formats

So you can not directly put DVD into iMovie without transcoding.This article focuses on how to convert DVD to iMovie to create your own videos without format issue.

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MacX Free DVD to iMovie Converter is a professional yet free DVD to iMove converter for Mac that can freely digitize DVD into iMovie supported formats, namely MOV, M4V, MP4, H.264, etc. It finishes any DVD ripping tasks with fast ripping speed and high video quality. Homemade or commercial DVDs are all supported!

* Specially designed for iMovie with high-quality profiles of iMovie supported DV, HDV, MPEG4, MOV, MP4, etc.

* Support DVDs with protections of any kind and the Safe Mode is able to solve most ripping errors.

* Multi-core CPU utility let the DVD to iMovie converting in a fast way.

* High Quality Engine and Deinterlacing features will ensure the best output quality.

How to Import DVD to iMovie for Free

Step 1. Get the DVD Ripper.

Prior to the DVD conversion, free download the freeware and run it on Mac.

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Step 2. Load the DVD Movie.

Then click "DVD Disc", "DVD Folder", "ISO" to import the DVD movie. The software will automatically detect the correct movie title.

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Step 3. Convert DVD to iMovie.

After the DVD title is detected, you'll be asked to select an output format form the pop up screen. Go to Free Use Profile > to iMovie Video > select any format like MP4 or MOV. You can convert DVD to Apple, Android, Windows devices, back up the DVDs, etc. Besides, this DVD to iMovie converter works as a professional video editor to crop the letter box, trim the movie, and even add subtitles to iMovie if necessary.

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Step 4. Start the Conversion.

Click the "Browse" to choose the path you want to save the output files in. Hit "RUN" button and this best DVD ripper for Mac will start converting DVD into iMovie MP4 format.

Step 5. Import DVD Movie into iMovie.
After the above steps, you can directly import the converted movie and create your own clip in iMovie (Open iMovie > File > Import > Movies...) or play in iTunes, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad, iPod on the go.

For those who plan to convert and import DVD to Final Cut Pro, QuickTime, iPhone, iPad, Samsung, other latest devices, players, editors, online sites etc., this free DVD to iMovie converter's advanced edition - MacX DVD Ripper Pro can meet your needs, helping you convert DVD to any formats with a faster speed.

Notice: Ripping and converting DVD is just for personal use rather than commercial use. Please abide by your local or country DVD copyright protection law. Do Not do harm to others' interests.  For more details, please refer to is it legal to rip DVDs >>
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