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Old Dec 18, 2009, 03:52 AM
cherry6070 cherry6070 is offline
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Default Useful tips: Import MPG to iMovie for editing with easier and faster way

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Useful tips: Import MPG to iMovie for editing with easier and faster way

There are some questions about importing MPG to iMovie I happened when surfed online, and nobody gives the best answers to those people in trouble; now I just choose two of them and try my best to give a favor. Hope it is more or less meaningful for you.

(1) “I have not used imovie much, but I’d like to play around. I have a Sony DSC-P100 digital point-and-shoot cameral that records video, which I can save to my computer as MPG. However, I can’t seem to use these files in iMovie…”

Reply: Exactly we know the video format of Sony DSC-P100 is MPEG-1; we can save the video files as MPG and play in many players. And we know that iMovie could import video from any file in one of the following formats: MPEG-4, DV, or .mov files. So you need convert MPG files to MPEG-4, DV or MOV. I recommend MOV, for it is the best format for Mac’s software, like iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Quicktime and more.

(2) “I have iMovie 6.0.3 – I have a Panasonic Camcorder. It came with ImageMixer3 software – which sadly is the only program I can use to import the videos onto my Mac. I’d love to be able to import them into iMovie directly but it won’t work. Of course, when I bought the camcorder they assured me it would work with a Mac – sigh. The videos are .mpg format – does anyone know how I can get them to open into iMovie?”

Reply: Of course, the camcorder could work very well with a Mac, when you connect you camcorder to Mac with ImageMixer3, it could be recognized as a new hardware. iMovie 6 is unable to deal with your Camcorder files—MPG, MPEG-2, AVCHD. Only iMovie 8, iMovie9 are able to do it. So you must convert MPG to MPEG-4, DV or MOV.

Recommend: A excellent and easy enough Video Converter for Mac could hand the conversion between all the video formats like MPEG, MPG, MPGE1/2/4, H.264, AVCHD, MOD, MP4,MOV, TOD, etc and you can get the videos without losing quality to import to iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc. It supports all the camcorders video formats from Sony, Panasonic, JVC, Canon, etc.

Easiest Guide:

How to convert MPG to iMovie with best Mac MPG to iMovie Converter?

Step1: Free download Moyea Video Converter for Mac, install and launch it.

Free download now: Video Converter for Mac(********

Step 2: Import the all your MPG files from Mac into this Mac MPG to iMovie Converter (You can add more than one) and set output video format MOV or MPEG-4(*.mp4). If you want to merge all the files into only one, please check “Merge into one file”.

Step 3: Click “Convert” to convert MPG to MOV or MP4 now. After a few minutes, you can get converted MOV or MP4 files.

Then launch iMovie, from the file menu, please select Import Movies and add your MOV or MP4 files into it and start your editing.


Hope it helps!

Old Dec 22, 2009, 03:38 AM
jessie3026 jessie3026 is offline
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[b]Merry Christmas![/b]

Powerful [b]DVD Ripper[/b] + [b]Video Converter[/b] is the best way

[b]to convert DVDs and videos[/b], so you can play them

on almost any portable device including iPod, iPod touch, iPod video nano, iPhone, Zune, PSP,

video-capable MP3 players, video-capable mobile phones, Pocket PC, etc.

[b]How to use it?[/b] You simply:

1. pick the files to convert;

2. choose an output format;

3. click a button to start the process.

Everything happens automatically!


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