Convert MP4 to iMovie to Import MP4 to iMovie

MP4 is widely used for saving media data and can be found in lots of places online or offline. In order to get better videos or more wonderful video files, you may want to adopt iMovie to edit MP4 videos. However, many Mac users may puzzled be by one thing that some files with MP4 file extension can't be imported into iMovie. That's possibly because your MP4 files, which may be from different sources, such as from some video editing software, or from different cameras, have different codec inside. 


iMovie only allows you to import the MP4 videos with codec that iMovie can recognize like MPEG-4 and H.264. Since MP4 is a container, not a codec. If the MP4 video is encoded with iMovie unsupported codec, we will fail to import this kind of MP4 into iMovie for editing. Don't worry. To get iMovie work with MP4 files, you'll need to convert MP4 to iMovie compatible formats. 

How to Convert MP4 Files to iMovie for Mac OS (Sierra Included) 

A professional MP4 Video Converter?for Mac - Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac can do the great job even if you are not a pro. With this easy-to-use yet powerful MP4 converter app, you can effortlessly transcode 720p/1080p HD/2160p 4K MP4 files to AIC encoded MOV, which ensures best results when working with iMovie. The Mac video conversion tool can also create files compatible with other non-linear editing systems like Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, FCP, etc, media devices like iPhone, iPad, TV, Xbox One S, PS4 Pro, etc.., or online sites like YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, etc. Just download the program and follow the step-by-step guide to make your MP4 files compatible with iMovie (10.1.4 included). 

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How to Import MP4 to iMovie for Easy Editing? 

In order to solve "iMovie can't import MP4" issue and to successfully import various MP4 files to iMovie, we had better convert MP4 to iMovie more compatible AIC .mov video format. 

Step 1: Load MP4 files to the program 

Launch the MP4 to iMovie Converter and click "Add File" button to locate the .mp4 file(s) you want to add. 


Step 2: Select output format 

When it comes to choosing the output format for these target videos, you directly one choose "Editor > iMovie" preset. For compression, AIC will do fine for keeping the original MP4 quality the same and creating a iMovie friendly file format. 

Step 3 (optional): Adjust the video, audio settings 

Click "Settings" to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. If you want to edit mp4 in iMovie without having to render the clips while editing, all the frame sizes must be the same as the sequence settings. You can save a lot of render time by making all the clips the same size with this Mac MP4 converter. 


Step4: Start MP4 to AIC conversion on Mac 

Click the big "Start" button at the bottom right corner to finish transcoding MP4 to AIC for iMovie. When the conversion is done, you can find the output files by clicking "Open" button on the main interface, then launch iMovie, choose File > Import > Movies... and you can transfer the encoded MP4 files to your iMovie 11/09/08 to edit with ease. Once you've got your video edited, you can export to any codec/container that you'd like for playing and sharing. 

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