Summary: Wanna edit WebM videos from YouTube in iMovie? This article will teach you how to make WebM videos editable in iMovie freely.
"I need to convert .webm files to iMovie compatible files. Currently, iMovie can not support WebM videos directly. Is there a software to do this? Thanks :)"
iMovie is a Mac OS X or iOS based video editing software application created by Apple Inc. It supports multiple video formats including DV, HDV, AVCHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple Animation Codec, Motion JPEG/A, iFrame, h.264 .etc and allows users to create projects that are tailored to your specific video format. However, YouTube videos like WebM are not on the support list. If you wanna edit WebM videos in iMovie, you need to convert WebM to AIC MOV first with a powerful third party program.
What I used is Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is professional on dealing with WebM videos into iMovie codec, Apple iMediate Codec (AIC). Besides iMovie, it also offers ideal codecs for other NLEs including Apple ProRes for FCP, MPEG-2 for Premiere, DNxHD for Avid and more. Now, download the software on Mac (El Capitan included) and follow the guide below to start conversion.
How to Import WebM videos to iMovie
Step 1: Install and run the Video Converter on Mac, and then click the "Add" button to import the original WebM videos to the program. You can also drag and drop to import the original videos.
Step 2: Click the format column to select output format "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as the best compatible video format for iMovie/FCE.
Tip: Adjust the video and audio parameters, including the Bitrate of Video&Audio, Video Size, Sample Rate, Frame Rate, Audio Channels, etc. by clicking the Settings button on the main interface for getting the best quality.
Step 3: Tap the "Convert" icon on the main interface, the conversion WebM videos to iMovie AIC MOV will be completed soon.
After conversion, you will be able to get the output files compatible with iMovie effortlessly. Now you can import and edit the converted WebM files in iMovie smoothly.
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