This article will show you how to convert MPG to iMovie supported AIC MOV format so that you can import MPG files to iMovie’11/09/08 for smooth editing.
The .mpg format is used for any video or MPEG animation using the MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 codec, both of which were designed for lossy compression of audio and video. If you have some MPG files in hand and want to import them to iMovie for editing, you will find out that all MPG files are just greyed out. That’s because MPG is not supported by iMovie. To edit MPG files in (no matter iMovie HD, iMovie 08, iMovie 09, or iMovie 11), you have to convert MPG to iMovie compatible video format first. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality.
How to convert MPG to iMovie on Mac OS X (Including El Capitan)
To do the MPG video to iMovie task, you’re highly recommended to get the professional encoder – EaseFab Video Converter for Mac for help. It lets you convert MPG files to iMovie in a few clicks. An iMovie preset (Apple InterMediate Codec, which seamlessly fits iMovie) is included for easy access. In addition, the Mac video converter also supports all regular formats, including but not limited to iMovie, AVI, MOV, MP4, M4V, MPG, Final Cut Pro, ProRes, Adobe Premiere, Avid DNxHD, etc. After MPG files are converted, you can import to iMovie without any hassle.
To know how to use it to be able to convert and import your .mpg video files to iMovie, read on the following steps:
Step 1. Install and run the MPG to iMovie converter your Mac, and then directly drag & drop the MPG files to the program.
Step 2. The product has an optimized preset for iMovie. Therefore, you can directly choose “iMovie” as your output format, which will automatically set the appropriate file format, bit rate, and resolution.
Step 3. Now click the “Convert” button, and then leave the MPG to iMovie Mac Video Converter to do the rest automatically for you. The converter works on MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac powered by 10.11 E1 Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, Lion, or Snow Leopard.
After the conversion, you can freely use your MPG files on iMovie ’08, iMovie ’09, iMovie ’11, iMovie HD etc.