How do I import a DVD into iMovie (iMovie 11)

Want to import footage on DVD to iMovie for further editing? Simply follow this article to convert DVD to iMovie native format on Mac OS X (Mavericks).

As an easy-to-use video editing and acquisition tool for Mac users, iMovie (iMovie 11) lets you turn your videos into eye-catching movies in clicks! However, iMovie only supports MPEG-2, AVCHD, DV-Standard, HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie and MEPG-4 formats while DVD is not supported. Thus when you want to import a DVD to iMovie for editing, you'll find that the DVD files grey out. What if we want to use DVD clips in iMovie Fortunately, there is an easy to fix the issue. Let's find it out here.

To copy DVD movies into iMovie, the easy workaround is to convert DVD to a more editing-friendly format, such an iMovie's Apple InterMediate Codec. To accomplish the task, Brorsoft DVD Ripper for Mac is highly recommended. It provides optimized video profiles for iMovie to help you rip videos from DVD for iMovie in Mac OS X (including El Capitan) in only 3 steps. After the conversion, you can edit your files in iMovie without any troubles. First, download the program and then check out the steps below to finish the conversion.

If you are editing DVD video with iMovie, chances are you already installed this great free utility. If not, download the Mac DVD to iMovie Converter from below.

(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)

How to Convert and Import DVD movies into iMovie

1. Load your DVD movies

Insert the DVD disc into your DVD drive and drag the disc icon from the desktop to the program to load the DVD files. Alternatively, you can click File > Load DVD to locate and add the DVD movies you want to convert.



2. Select iMovie native format

Click format bar to choose the format for output. For editing DVDs in iMovie on Mac, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov), it's best for iMovie editing.



As you see, besides converting DVDs for iMovie, this DVD ripper for Mac OS can also help you convert DVD to Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Avid, Premiere Pro, etc. or directly convert your DVD movies to the format for your iPhone, iPod, iPad, and more.

3. Start DVD to iMovie conversion on Mac

After all the settings, click the Convert button to start converting DVD to iMovie supported video format. A few minutes later, you'll get the converted videos.

And then launch iMovie and click File > Import > Movies to import the converted videos to iMovie for further editing. Just create your masterpiece with joy!

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