iMovie is a proprietary video editing software application which is widely used. But So far it cannot import Blu-ray to iMovie for editing, it only accepts MPEG-2, AVCHD, DV-Standard, HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie and MEPG-4 formats. And sometimes you want to transfer some shot projects to iMovie, but any time you select these settings the program crashes when I try to convert. Those are because the original file imported cannot be identified by iMovie. Fortunately, it is not difficult to solve those problems. You only need to convert Blu-ray files or original file to iMovie acceptable video format like AIC (.mov (encoded with AIC)) first. So the following tools are essential:
1. Your Mac computer with iMovie.
2. An external Blu-ray Disc Drive to read contents from Blu-ray Discs
3. A Blu-ray ripper app that exports video in iMovie formats, like Pavtube BDMagic for Mac.
Follow the steps to convert Blu-ray to AIC for iMovie
Preparation: Ensure that you connect external BD drive with your Mac, and put in source Blu-ray Disc you want to convert. Keep in mind that you need to keep Mac networked to get Blu-ray Ripper work properly.
Step 1: Get Pavtube BDMagic for Mac, run the app and load source Blu-ray files.
Step 2. Choose output profile
Choose output profile via clicking the Format bar. “iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)” is the best compatible video format you need for editing Blu-ray movie in iMovie.
Step 3. Start Blu-ray to iMovie conversion
Tap “Convert” button on the main interface to start converting Blu-ray to AIC for iMovie.
After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie, choose File > Import > Movies…, to import the converted Blu-ray movie into iMovie.
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