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How to Convert and Import WMV to iMovie for Editing

iMovie is a great tool that allows Mac and iPhone 5 (iPhone 5S) users to edit their own home movies. If you have hours and hours of WMV videos you want to edit with iMovie (iMovie 11), it might be odd to think of importing WMV to iMovie for editing since iMovie only supports MOV, MP4 format, but that's exactly what I gonna talk about here - how to import WMV to iMovie on Mac, for those who have the same problem with me.

As we know, WMV (Windows Media Video) is a Windows preferred format and isn't supported by most Mac apps, including iMovie. That means to edit WMV videos in iMovie, first you need to convert WMV to iMovie supported formats, like Movie File Type, MPEG-2 and AVCHD, DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie, MEPG-4, MOV, and then transfer the converted videos to iMovie for further editing. Fortunately, with the help of Aimersoft Video Converter for Mac, you can effortlessly convert WMV to a video format supported by iMovie on Mac OS X (Lion and Mountain Lion included). No need to figure out what format to select since it has offered the video preset for you. Just free download the program and follow the instructions below to make your WMV videos compatible with iMovie without any learn curve.

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How to convert WMV video files for iMovie

1Import WMV videos

Install and run the app. Then click File > Add Video Files to select and add the WMV videos you want to convert for iMovie. Or you can directly drat WMV files into the video list on the left. Batch conversion is available so you can load and convert multiple files at a time.

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2Select iMovie as the output format

 In the category of Editing, select iMovie as the output format to convert your videos to MP4 optimized for iMovie (iMovie 11). As you see, aside from iMovie, you can also convert videos to iPhone, iPad, iPod, iDVD, Final Cut Pro, etc. and convert from/to any regular video format like MP4, MOV, MKV, FLV, WMV, AVI, 3GP, VOB, etc. Meanwhile, you can click Video Converter > Preference > Output from the main menu to set the destination folder to save the converted videos.

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3 Start the conversion

When you've finished all the settings, click the Convert button to start the WMV to iMovie conversion on Mac. The conversion will be done in a few minutes. After the conversion, run iMovie and click File > Import > Movies to add the converted files to iMovie. And then just enjoy yourself in home movie making.

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What is WMV?

WMV stands for Windows Media Video. Being said so, it is created by Microsoft. It is actually a subset of the Advanced Systems Format or ASF. But even if WMV is a Microsoft product, it can be played easily on Macintosh systems via QuickTime. WMV is mostly used for playing video files, not necessarily for editing them. The WMV format is regarded to be a closed source codec that leaves little room for manipulation.

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Good, a software to convert wmv to imovie compatible formats well, a software like this is hard to find, so tis a very helpful article. Thanks. I wolud like to have a Windows version too.
After I converted WMV to iMovie the resulting file had a good quality.
Could you tell me if in the near future is going to be released a version for Windows users?
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