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How to Convert MPG to iMovie (iMovie 11)

When importing MPG to iMovie, you'll find that the MPEG videos turn gray, right? It's really a headache that iMovie, such a great movie making software program, doesn't accept MPG thought it's one of the most popular video formats. But there are so many times when you want to transfer your MPG files to iMovie for editing, right? If it's the case, you've right being here. In this article, we'll show you how to easily and quickly convert MPG to iMovie compatible video formats.

Since MPG format is not supported by iMovie, to edit MPG videos in iMovie, you need to turn your MPG into a format that iMovie recognizes. To get it done, Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac will be a good helper. With it, you can fast convert MPG files to iMovie supported MP4 videos with optimized settings. In addition, it can convert among almost all regular video/audio formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, WMA, MP3, etc. Download it now and follow the steps below to make iMovie accept your MPG videos.

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How to convert MPG videos for iMovie (iMovie 11)

1Import MPG files

After installation, run this MPG to iMovie converter and click File > Add Video Files or simply drag the MPG movies you want to convert to the program for conversion. Added videos will appear on the left item bar with thumbnails. You can preview them on the right and take snapshots of your favorite video scenes.

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Tips: You can click File > Merge into One File to combine the added videos into one big file. Meanwhile, there is a built-in video editor that lets you edit your videos by cropping, rotating, adjusting video effects, adding watermarks, etc. to get the very part and effect you want.

2Select iMovie as the output profile

Next, open the drop-down format list and choose iMovie from Editing to get videos with optimized settings for iMovie. As you see, other output options include Common Video, Common Audio, HD Movie, Web Video, etc.

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3Start the conversion

After all the settings, now you've come to the last step: click the Convert button to start converting your videos. The conversion time depends on your computer speed, file length, etc. Generally, it won't take much a long time. When the conversion completes, get the converted iMovie compatible videos in the output folder and transfer them to iMovie smoothly without any troubles.

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Aimersoft Employee
Hi, gary. Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac can convert any video to iMovie supported format on Mac OS 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8 (Mountain Lion). So if your iMac are running these system, then this video converting tools is surely suitable for you.
Gary Wenner
Will this program work fine on my iMac, or do I need to upgrade my computer to something a little newer? I need to convert mpg to iMovie and I do find it surprising that iMovie fails to accept one of the most popular video formats, although it does seem like mpg can be pretty cluttered in terms of compression compared to some of the other formats. Please let me know because I want to get this video converted soon, I just want to make sure this software will work on my computer!
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