A Simple Way to Import AVI to iMovie for Editing

Updated by Delaney to Video Converter, Convert AVI | May 18, 2017

It's a common situation that people can't import AVI to iMovie successfully. For instance, iMovie only recognizes the image in the loaded video; it will grey out the import window or even crashes suddenly. The root cause of the problem lies in the fact the some codecs used in the AVI(Audio Video Interleave) file are incompatible with iMovie, because iMovie (iMovie 11/iMovie 9/iMovie 8) only supports importing MP4, M4V and MOV video files so far.

The fact is, iMovie can't read or open avi videos. Does that mean people cannot import AVI videos to iMovie to edit those clips shot with cameras like Canon, Samsung or Panasonic? Luckily, there is a simple and effective method-convert AVI to iMovie format with professional software at one go. By converting the video beforehand, you can import AVI to iMovie for editing immediately.

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MacX Video Converter Free Edition is a free yet fast AVI to iMovie converter for macOS (macOS High Sierra included). Preconfigured with iMovie profile and high quality engine, this full-featured AVI video converter will enable both novice users and advanced users to convert AVI to iMovie supported format mov , m4v, mp4 as well as 200 more formats, and import AVI to iMovie with only a few mouse clicks, while retaining excellent video and audio quality for editing in iMovie. After the fast video conversion ends, you can import the video to iMovie directly and edit AVI in iMovie to create your own video clip.

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How to Convert and Import AVI to iMovie?

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Step 1 Load the source video file
Free download free AVI to iMovie Mac converter, and then run this free program. Click "Add File" button to browse the AVI video you want to convert.

Step 2 Choose the output format
Select "iMovie" in the output format area. The AVI to iMovie converter has configured many profiles for users to select any one of their choice. Meanwhile, the video and audio parameters are also customizable for the experienced users.

Step 3 Select the output folder
Click the "Browse" button and choose the location where you would like to save the converted file after the software completes the AVI to iMovie video conversion.

Step 4 Start the conversion
Click "RUN" button and the software will begin to convert AVI to iMovie at fast speed.
Note: To import avi to iMovive, you can convert avi to MOV, MP4, M4V, or select iMovie directly.

Step 5: Import AVI to iMovie
After the conversion, launch iMovie and choose File > Import > Movies to import converted AVI video into iMovie. And now you can start editing.

Meanwhile, if you wish to play AVI on iPad, iPhone or other smart gadgets, this AVI to iMovie converter will help you realize it. Besides owning the capability to convert AVI to iMovie MP4, MOV, iPad, iPhone format, MacX Video Converter Free Edition also works as a full-featured Mac video converter that let users convert among tons of HD and regular videos such as MKV to MP4 format, AVCHD, M2TS, MOV, MPEG, FLV, etc and transfer the video to a iPad, iPhone, Android phone, Blackberry without any hassle.

Convert AVI to iMovie MOV MP4 M4V Free & Fast

Free download the free avi to iMovie video converter - MacX Video Converter Free to easily and fast convert AVI files to iMovie supported formats like MOV, MP4, M4V and many more to import AVI to iMovie easily, with high quality reserved.

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