How to import DVD to iMovie’11 for Mac OS X

Do you have a copy of an old home DVD and want to import it into iMovie’11 for editing and updating? Or have a DVD of your wedding and eager to import it into iMovie’11 to make excerpts. You must be depressed when find that Apple iMovie’11 does not support import DVD movie, no matter home made DVD or commercial DVD.

Import DVD to iMovie’11 for Mac OS X

iMovie’11 supported video formats include:
·MOV, MP4, DV, M4V, MPEG-1, 3GP that can be playback with QuickTime player
·AVCHD and HD footages that are recorded from a wide range of digital video cameras such as Sony, Canon, Panasonic, JVC, Samsung, Cisco, Nikon, and Sanyo.

So you can see, iMovie’11 does not support DVD importing. But using DVD to iMovie’11 Ripper – Pavtube iMedia Converter, you can easily rip and convert DVD to iMovie’11 supported video types. Below simple guide is for your reference.

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Download and install DVD to iMovie’11 Ripper on your Mac, and double-click the shortcut to launch the application.

How to rip DVD to QuickTime movie for importing into iMovie’11 on Mac OS X?

import DVD to iMovie’11 for Mac OS X

Step 1: Load DVD movie

Pop your favorite DVD into your Mac, and load the DVD to the software by clicking “Load” button. You can preview the loaded DVD in the right window.

Step 2: Selet DVD clips

Unfold DVD directory and uncheck all the other chapters you don’t want to keep. Just select the chapter(s) you need.

Step 3: DVD to iMovie settings

In the “Format”drop-down menu list, choose iMovie and Final Cut Express-> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov), you can adjust the output quality by clicking “Settings” button next to “Format” box.

 

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Step 4: Rip DVD to iMovie

When the above mentioned steps set well, you can click “Convert” button to rip DVD to iMovie’11 on Mac OS X.

Now, open iMovie’11 and choose File->Import > Import Movies to import the converted DVD to iMovie’11. That is how to import DVD to iMovie’11 for your further editing. Now you can edit DVD in iMovie’11 easily.

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