Tag Archives: import obs videos to imovie

iMovie Can’t Open OBS Recordings on Mac OS X?

digisns76 No Comments

Do not be disappointed with the issues when importing your OBS files to iMovie for editing. Just follow the article below and we will offer you the best solutions to solve the OBS and iMovie issues. To smoothly edit our OBS in iMovie, the fastest and easiest way is converting OBS to iMovie supported format—AIC mov.


Audios or Videos gone when importing OBS files to iMovie?

Q 1.”I recorded some OBS recordings, but I want to edit it, so I transferred it to my Mac via an external hard drive to edit it in iMovie. However, the video file itself has sound and everything, but when it’s imported into iMovie, all audio is gone”

Q 2. “I recently got OBS and was attempting to get into recording and editing game play footage. However I’ve noticed that none of the content recorded with OBS works in any of my video editing software.’

Have you met any troubles like above? To find out the causes related to the questions mentioned, we will told that iMovie has its own supported video formats and without the ability to decode the OBS recordings. Also, you may get problems when importing other formats to iMovie, such like MXF, H.264/MPEG-4, XAVC S, etc. in this case, we would like to suggest to covnert the OBS to AIC mov as a try.

How to open OBS files in iMovie on Mac OS X so nicely?

The common practice for OBS files to iMovie workflow is, get a OBS video converter and transcode the OBS recordings to AIC MOV, which will save you both time and trouble. Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is such a professional tool which can do this conversion job well. What’s more, it can convert OBS footage to Apple ProRes for Final Cut Pro X/7/6, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro on PC/Mac, etc without quality loss.

Steps on converting OBS Recordings for Editing in iMovie smoothly

Step 1. Run the OBS to iMovie Converter, and then click the “Add” button to load the .flv or .mp4 videos. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load the media files to the application UI.


Step 2. Go to the output list to find the best one for iMovie. Just drop down the list and select the ‘iMovie – > Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as output format.


For advanced functions?

Click the “Effect” button to open the Video Edit window to achieve editing MP4 like trim, crop, image, watermark, effect, subtitles and rotate and etc in the corresponding editing pane.

Click the “Setting…” button to open the Advanced Settings window to adjust the output video codec, resolution, bitrates, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio codec, channel, volume and etc in the advanced tab.

Click the “Convert” icon under the preview window, and the OBS to MOV converter will start transcode OBS recordings to AIC MOV for iMovie 08/09/11 on Mac. After transferring files into iMovie, we can enjoy editing them so nicely.

Further reading: