How to load MPEG files to iMovie for editing?

Came upon issues loading MPEG files to iMovie for further editing? If so, you may have interest in this post. It displays an easy and direct way of converting MPEG video to Apple InterMediacte Codec (AIC) for use in Apple iMovie with smooth performance.

How can I import MPEG material into iMovie’11?
“Hey, there, I need to import a couple of MPEG files into iMovie for editing. My issue is that iMovie doesn’t allow MPEG import. Is there any solution to go about this? I would really appreciate any help. Thanks in advance.”
loading MPEG files to iMovie

Due to format incompatibility issues, iMovie won’t accept muxed (multiplexed) MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 videos as import. To be able to load MPEG media into iMovie, you will need to convert MPEG video to a format that is fully compatible with iMovie, such as Apple’s InterMediate codec. Read on to find a quick guide talking about how to convert MPEG files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing with optimum performance.

[Guide] How to encode MPEG files to AIC .mov for iMovie editing?

Required app
HD Video Converter for Mac
converting MPEG video to Apple InterMediacte Codec (AIC)

Download and install HD Video Converter for Mac, and then follow these steps:
import MPEG material into iMovie’11

Step 1: Run HD Video Converter for Mac as a professional MPEG to iMovie Converter. When its main interface comes up, click ‘Add File’ to load source video to it.

Step 2: Select output format for iMovie
For the purpose of converting MPEG files for use in iMovie, from ‘Profile’ list, select ‘Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov)’ as output format under ‘iMovie and Final Cut Express’ column. This format is also suitable for use in the discontinued Final Cut Express.
convert MPEG files to AIC .mov for iMovie
Important: If you’ve loaded a number of video clips to do batch conversion, please do remember ticking off ‘Apply to All’ option before you start.

Step 3: Adjust video and audio settings (Optional)
If necessary, you can click ‘Settings’ button and go to ‘Profiles Settings’ panel to modify video and audio settings like video encoder, resolution, video bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, audio encoder, sample rate, audio bit rate, and audio channels. 3D settings are also available.

Step 4: Click ‘Convert’ to start MPEG files to MOV conversion.

Step 5: Click ‘Open Folder’ to get generated QuickTime files for using in iMovie with optimum performance.
Tips: If your MPEG files are HD content, the conversion process may cost a little longer time. In this situation, you can tick off ‘Showdown computer when conversion completed’ and go away to do other things.

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