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Convert Blu-ray to AIC (.mov (encoded with AIC)) for iMovie editing on Mac 

Convert Blu-ray to AIC (.mov (encoded with AIC)) for iMovie editing on Mac 

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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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