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Convert and Import XviD/Divx to iMovie on Mac OS X (Including El Capitan)

Convert and Import XviD/Divx to iMovie on Mac OS X (Including El Capitan)

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AVI is widely used for saving media data and can be found in lots of places online or off line. In order to get better videos or more wonderful video files, you may want to adopt iMovie to edit AVI videos. As we know that iMovie supports .AVI videos, but many people are still fail to put AVI like XviD/Divx to iMovie directly. What’s the matter? How to deal with such XviD/Divx to iMovie (11) importing problem? Well, this article will answer your questions. 

Officials said iMovie prefers MPEG-4 and H.264 video codec instead of others, but AVI is a video container that may contain various audio and video codec specially XviD/Divx that iMovie does not support. If iMovie will not recognize or import your files, this is due to the audio or video codec issue. 

iMovie supported format: 


Audio – AIFF, WAV, AAC, MP3, CAF 

Note: iMovie’11 (Version 9.0), as part of the iLife’11 package, now supports the AVCHD Lite format (a subset of AVCHD format limited to 720p60, 720p50 and 720p24 ). 

In this occasion, you have to turn your XviD/Divxvideos to iMovie compatible formats, and you’ll need a third-party media conversion software. One such software of great quality is Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, an easy-to-use yet powerful app which can effortlessly encode XviD/Divx files to ProRes 422 MOV, which ensures best results when working with iMovie (11) on Mac OS X (El Capitan included). 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. Just download the program and follow the step-by-step guide to make your XviD/Divx and all AVI files compatible with iMovie (11). 

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Easy solution to encode .XviD/Divx files to iMovie (11) for smooth editing 

Step 1: Load XviD/Divx files to the program 

Launch the XviD/Divx to iMovie Converter and click “Add video” button to locate the .XviD/Divx file(s) you want to add. Check the “Merge into one file” box, you can join several .XviD/Divx clips together if necessary. 

Step 2: Choose iMovie preferred format 

Click “Format” pull down list to select iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the best video format for iMovie (11). 

Step 3: Edit the XviD/Divx videos (Optional) 

By clicking “Edit selected task” button, you can trim, crop the video, or add watermark, adjust effect, attaching subtitles for pre-editing your video files so that you can simplify your iMovie editing. 

Trim – Choose to reserve the part you need. Just choose the chapter which you need to trim, to set “start time” or “end time”, type the portion which you want to save. 

Crop – Remove black edges of your video or just get the scale of this video you want. 

Effect – Adjust the effects by adjusting the parameters, such as: 

1) Deinterlacing – If there are some stripes on the picture, you can check this option to make a better picture effect. (Checked by default) 

2) Under Effect tab, you can add special effects like Simple Gauss Blur, Flip Color, Invert, Aged Film to your source video. In Color Control section, you can correct color by adjusting brightness, contrast, and saturation. 

Audio Editor – You can replace/remove original audio, and set audio fade in/out effects. 

Subtitle – You can add *.srt or *.ass/*.ssa subtitles to the video as hard subtitles. 

Tips: Adjust the video, audio settings (Optional) 

Click “Settings” to fix the frame rate, bitrate, video size, etc to your needs. To have a smooth editing with iMovie, you need create the files with the appropriate resolution and frame rate that matches your source footage. 

Step 4: Start XviD/Divx to iMovie conversion 

Click “Start conversion” button at the bottom right corner to finish endocing XviD/Divx to AIC .mov for iMovie (11) on Mac OS X. After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the encoded videos and then launch iMovie,choose File > Import > Movies…, to import the converted XviD/Divx video into iMovie; prepare for editing. You will find that it’s just a piece of cake to edit XviD/Divx files in iMovie (11). 

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