How to Import Blu-ray to iMovie on Mac?

Monica Pavtube

Jul 17, 2014 01:16 am / Posted by Monica Pavtube

iMovie is a video editing software developed by Apple Inc. It allows users to share their favorite moments, and create amazing HD movies and Hollywood-style trailers. With iMovie, you can make videos and share them on the internet when you’re lying on the beach without moving your body, and also create a birthday party movie and send it to your parents.

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What measure will you take to cut a clip or several clips from a Blu-ray disc and bring it into iMovie? Above all, you should take the compatible video format for iMovie into consideration. Before you move a Blu-ray movie or some clips to iMovie, a Blu-ray to iMovie converter is essential, and Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is perfect for conversion from Blu-ray to AIC MOV for iMovie. In addition to editing Blu-ray in iMovie, you can also play Blu-ray movie on iMac and Apple TV with no difficulty.

How to import Blu-ray to iMovie?

Step 1. Load Blu-ray disc

Run Blu-ray to iMovie converter on Mac and click the file icon on upper-left corner to load Blu-ray disc.

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Step 2. Choose iMoive supported video format

As a less processor-intensive way, Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) is a high-quality 4:2:0 video codec. It is used with all HD workflows in editing software such as iMovie, Final Cut Express, and until Final Cut Pro version 5.

AIC is well supported by iMovie. Click the format bar to follow “iMovie and Final Cut Pro…” and “Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov).”

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Step 3. Edit Blu-ray (Optional)

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac works also as a video editor. Click the pencil icon to go to the editing interface where you’re allowed to trim your favorite clips, crop unwanted images, add watermarks, and insert subtitles, etc.

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Step 4. Convert Blu-ray to AIC MOV

Go back to the main UI and click “Convert” to start conversion from Blu-ray to the video format AIC MOV for iMovie.

Step 5. Import the converted Blu-ray to iMovie

Run iMovie on your Mac. Select a file, or multiple files, or a folder of files, and drag them from the Finder to the even in the Libraries list in iMovie.

There are many excellent and professional editing tools. Final Cut Pro X is one of them, and you can also move Blu-ray or other videos to FCP X for movie creation.

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