Summary: We will show you the easiest way on how to import YouTube videos to iMovie (iMovie 11 included) for editing.
YouTube provides us with thousands of interesting and funny videos. You might have downloaded some YouTube videos and want to import YouTube videos to iMovie for editing, but only find that it is impossible to do that.
"I own many interesting YouTube videos and have tried to import them into iMovie for editing but unfortunately they are all grayed out. I just want to edit those YouTube videos with iMovie for sharing with my friends. I have iMovie 11. Thanks in advance."
It is important to note that most of these problems can be caused for the most part by the fact that YouTube videos are often in FLV format and hence cannot be edited in iMovie. Apple’s iMovie doesn’t recognize FLV formats. This doesn’t however mean that you cannot edit your YouTube video in iMovie.
Video formats accepted by iMovie include MPEG-2 and AVCHD, DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie, MEPG-4.
In order to import YouTube video into iMovie, you need to download and convert YouTube video to iMovie compatible format first. Pavtube Video Converter for Mac (best iMovie converter review)is a modern video converter that has so much to offer. It also provides minor editing of videos like changing the orientation, trimming the video, etc. You can also add effects and watermark to your video with the software.
So if you've already downloaded the YouTube videos on your hard drive, you can use this Mac Video Converter to convert those YouTube videos to iMovie compatible video formats, so that you can import the YouTube video to iMovie for editing.
The trail-before-purchase is supported, just feel free to try it:
- Pavtube old official address: http://www.pavtube.com/video-converter-mac/
- Amazon Store Download: http://www.amazon.com/Pavtube-Vi ... nload/dp/B00QIBK0TQ
- Cnet Download: http://download.cnet.com/Pavtube ... 194_4-76179460.html
Runs well on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan on iMac, Mac Pro, MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, etc.
Step 1. Add YouTube videos to the application.
You can click "Add Video" button to load YouTube videos to the program. You can also directly drag the YouTube videos into the program directly.
Step 2. Select output format
From "Format" drop-down option, choose iMovie best video editing codec from "iMovie and Final Cut Ex..." > "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov) to output.
Tip: You can also adjust video and audio settings, including codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel.
Step 4. Start the conversion
Finally, simply hig the big Convert button to start converting YouTube videos to Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie.
Within several minutes, you can find the converted file on your computer by clicking the "Open" button. And then you can import the converted files to iMovie for editing smoothly.
Pavtube Media Magician / Mac Version: A nice camcorder assistant manager, lossless camcorder video joiner, MTS/ M2TS/ MXF/ P2 MXF/ MOV/ MKV/ TiVo/ WMV/ AVI/ MPG converter and editor. Meamwhile it supported upload edited video to YouTube directly.
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