How to Merge/Join/Combine Separate MOV Files into One?

Diana Joan

Feb 26, 2017 01:27 pm / Posted by Diana Joan

Have multiple small MOV files on your Mac local and wish to merge them together to create a single file which can be managed more efficiently than a number of them when transferred to a mobile device or shared via popular online video sites? The good news is that there are many free video joiner software such as Avidmux, VLC, iMovie, etc out there that allow you to merge or join separate MOV files into one. However, you may be disappointed to find that iMovie has very limited format import support. Avidemux has so many unfixed bugs and can be crashed easily. As for VLC, you may be easily overwhelmed by the complicated video merging process.

Join MOV files into one

Powerful and simple MOV combiner software for Mac

After a lot of online testing and comparison, we finally settle on Pavtube iMedia for Mac (review). Which is rated as the best MOV merger software in the following aspects:
- Full input support for MOV files encoded with various different video codec like QuickTime, Xvid, Prores, DNxHD, H.264, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 (A)SP, VC-1/WMV, etc.
- Batch join multiple MOV files with different video or audio codec into one
- Rearrange the video clips to the right order that you desire to
- Simple click to merge multiple video clips into one.
- Combine MOV video without any quality loss by outputting the same format, codec and settings as the original MOV files.
- Perfect compatibility with the new Mac OS X El Capitan and macOS Sierra.

Trim/Crop/Split/Watermark/Deinterlace MOV video

Apart from the video joining function, the program also offers other beneficial video editing functions for you to complete other simple MOV video editing task. You can flip video horizontally or vertically, rotate video clockwise or counterclockwise to get it displayed in the right angle, trim or cut video to remove unwanted parts or segments, crop video to cut off unwanted black borders or area, adjust output video aspect ratio, personalize video with video/image/transparent text watermark, split large video into small parts by file size, count or length, deinterlace interlaced video into progressive form, adjust video picture effect like brightness, contrast, saturation or apply special rendering effects like Gray, Flip Color or Aged Flim, etc to your video, remove/replace audio in video or add external SRT/ASS/SSA subtitles to videos.

How to Edit and Combine Multiple Separate MOV Files into One?

Step 1: Import source files and adjust the MOV video file order.

Launch and start the program on your Mac computer, click "File" > "Add Video/Audio" or "Add from Folder" to import source files to the program. Click the "Move up" or "Move down" arrow under the video file displaying window to adjust your source video file order according to your own needs.

Load MOV files into the program

Step 2: Choose output file format.

From the "Format" bar, select your desired output file format from "Format" drop-down options. If you don't want to re-encode the file in the video joining process, just choose the same format as the original file format. For example, if you are trying to merge QuickTime MOV files, just output ""MOV - QuickTime MOV(*.mov)" under "Common Video" main category as the final output file format.

Choose output file format

Tips: Click "Settings" on the main interface to open "Profile Settings" window, here, adjust the same video codec such as "H.264" as original QuickTime MOV files and make sure to keep other profile parameters unchanged.

Step 3: Merge separate MOV file into one.

Back to the main interface, check "Merge into one file" option to combine all your separate MOV video clips into one single file.

Step 4: Trim/Crop/Watermark/Flip/Deinterlace MOV video.

Select an item first to activate the "Edit" menu, then click the "Edit" icon on the tool bar of main interface to edit selected file.

In the opened"Video Editor" Window, you can play and preview the original video and output effects, flip or rotate video, trim video length, add special effect, crop video black bars, add video/image/text watermark, deinterlace interlaced video, remove/replace audio in video, add external srt/ass/ssa subtitle, etc.

Edit MOV video

Step 5: Start separate MOV video clips joining process.

Press the right-bottom "Convert" button, a window will pop out with the conversion progress.

When the conversion is completed, you can find your converted files by clicking "Open output folder" with all merged MOV files into one for convenient distribution and sharing.

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