How to Import MPG/MPEG Videos to iMovie (iMovie 11) on Mac?

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I have several video files from a Sony camera that I have placed on an external hard drive. The files are .mpg. How do I import these files into iMovie?

MPG or MPEG is the short form of Moving Pictures Experts Group, includes MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. When importing MPG/MPEG to iMovie, you’ll find that the MPEG videos turn gray, right? It’s really a headache that iMovie, such a great movie making software program, doesn’t accept MPG/MPEG thought it’s one of the most popular video formats. But there are so many times when you want to transfer your MPG/MPEG files to iMovie for editing, right? If it’s the case, you’ve right being here. In this article, we’ll show you how to easily and quickly convert MPG/MPEG to iMovie compatible video formats.

Since MPG/MPEG format is not supported by iMovie, to edit MPG/MPEG videos in iMovie, you need to turn your MPG/MPEG into a format like Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) MOV that iMovie recognizes. To get it done, UFUSoft HD Converter for Mac will be a good helper. With it, you can fast convert MPG/MPEG files to iMovie 11/09/08 supported AIC MOV videos with optimized settings. In addition, it can convert among almost all regular video/audio formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, WMA, MP3, etc. Download it now and follow the steps below to make iMovie accept your MPG/MPEG videos.

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Easy Steps to Convert MPG/MPEG to iMovie on Mac OS X

Step 1: Add MPG/MPEG videos
Click the “Add File” button to select the MPG/MPEG videos from your hard drive, and then import MPG/MPEG files to this MPG/MPEG to iMovie converter.

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Step 2: Select AIC codec MOV as the output format
Move your mouse cursor to iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov) , choose this video format as the target formats.


Step 3: Convert MPG/MPEG to iMovie on Mac
Click on the Start button to start converting MPG/MPEG to iMovie 11/09/08.

When it finishes the video conversion, you can find the output files in the default output folder, and then you can choose desired files and import to imovie for editing natively. Now please take a free try, hope it can help you to transcode MPG/MPEG to iMovie best format.

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