Apple’s iMovie is part of the iLife suite of software products that comes free with every Mac. The iLife apps are designed to enhance users digital lives by making playing and working with digital media easy for all users. As its name suggests, iMovie is about video editing.
Before you can begin working in iMovie, you need to bring in some video from a video recording device and store the video on your computer (or an external hard disk). iMovie will also allow you to import the following file formats:
DV (standard definition) and HDV (high definition)
MPEG-2 and AVCHD from Camcorders
MPEG-4, DV, and .MOV files stored in Mac
Please note that DVD is not supported, so importing a DVD to iMovie for edit is not a straightforward process. In this situation, third party software – DVD to iMovie Converter help you convert DVD to the formats that are compatible with iMovie. You can convert DVD to MOV (*.MOV), MPEG-2 Movie (*.MPG) or MPEG-4 Movie (*.MP4) as followed several steps.
Benefits of DVD to iMovie Converter for Mac
1. DVD Ripper for Mac
Rip DVD Video, DVD IFO file, or DVD Folder to any Video or Audio on Mac. It can rip encrypted DVD to all popular Video or Audio formats, like AVI, MP4, MKV, MOV, WMV, FLV, ASF, MP3, AAC, OGG.
2. Video Converter for Mac OS
Convert Video files from one to another. Then enjoy them on more media player or digital mobile devices, like iPod, iPhone, PSP, Zune, Mobile Phone, Apple TV, PS3, Creative Zen, Archos Player, Xbox 360…
3. Audio Extractor on Mac
This media converter can extract music from Video or DVD Video and convert to popular Audio formats, like MP3, M4A, AC3, WAV, OGG, APE, MKA, etc. You can also convert Audio to Audio.
4. Mac Video to DVD Converter
Convert any Video file to DVD Video format - VOB. It supports region code. You can convert Video to NTSC DVD, PAL DVD, or SECAM DVD Video.
Step 1: Install and Run DVD to iMovie Converter for Mac
You can download the trial version here: Import DVD to iMovie Guides - How to import DVD movie to iMovie supported MPEG-2, MPEG-4, Quick Time Mov Movie, AVCHD, DV and HDV(High Definition Video) - It’s easy!
To install it, simply mount the .dmg archive by double-clicking it, and copy the application to your applications folder (or wherever you want it).
Step 2: Load DVD movies
Insert DVD disk into DVD drive .Click Load DVD button (Or click Load IFO button) to load your DVD.
Step 3: Output Settings
Choose a format like MOV which is compatible with iMovie from the profile drop-down menu.
Then select a folder to save your output file in the output path area. You can also customize your output Flash FLV Video and audio encoding settings and save them as your own profile. Chosen the encoding options, click the “Save as” button and name your profile, then the profile will be saved in the “User Defined” list.
Check “Apply to All” option to apply the current profile to all the files. If you want to convert a lot of QuickTime MOV Video file to one Flash FLV file, you can check “Merge into one file“.
Step 4: Start to convert DVD to iMovie MOV
Press “Convert” button, it begins to convert your DVD to iMovie MOV format.
After the conversion, you can right-click in the Event Library area and choose Import Movies to import the created .MOV file to your iMovie project. Specify a new Event name if desired. The imported video will now be available for you to edit.