How to Convert FLV to iMovie on Mac
You may find a very funny video or a wonderful MTV on YouTube, Yahoo Video or other video sharing sites and download it with a YouTube Downloader for Mac. But problems are coming when you import them to iMovie or QuickTime, as FLV video don't supported by them. This tutorial will tell you how to convert and import FLV to iMovie in an easy way.
FLV is short for Flash Video Files. As the advantages of small size but quality loss-less, the majority of the online video sites like YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo! Video, and Reuters.com using FLV as the video format. That is why we can get a lot of videos in FLV. It's a pity that iMovie don't work well with FLV but MP4, MOV and M4V. So, it's a good choice to convert FLV to format like MP4 or MOV.
To finish the conversion on Mac, you need Video Converter for Mac. Not only converting videos to videos, but also this converter can help you to extract audios from videos. This powerful video tool also can play a role of video editor if you need.
How to use this FLV to iMovie Converter for Mac?
Below is a step-by-step guide for Mac users. If you want to convert on Windows OS, you can go to the Video Converter for Windows guide for more info.
Step1 Download and run the Video Converter for Mac
Free download and run the DMG files directly, and then copy the app to applications folder, desktop or any where you want.
Step 2 Drag the FLV video to the converter
Find the FLV videos you downloaded and drag them to the program to prepare the FLV to iMovie conversion. Or choose the File option of the Menu bar and select Add Video Files under list of Import (Follow the picture as below).
Step 3 Set iMovie as output format
Click the icon of “output settings” and choose the format as “iMovie” under the list of “Apple Software”.
Click the “Options” to active the video and audio settings, and then you can freely set the Video parameter (Codec, Resolution, Frame Rate, Bit Rate) and Audio parameters (Codec, Channel, Simple Rate, Bit Rate). If you not sure about how to set it, just let it be default.
Step 4 Edit the Video and make it more personal
This professional FLV to iMovie converter allows you to edit the video in: trim clips from video, crop screen size, adjust video effect and add watermark. Take trimming function as an example, you will find it is really easy to edit the source video.
First, click the edit icon on the main interface to active the editing function.
Make sure the scissor icon is on so that you can use the trimming function.
Drag the scroll bar to the start time and end time of the clip you want to trim. Or you can directly input the Start Time and End Time of the part.
Click "Done" to get the part.
Step 5 Convert FLV to iMovie
Click "Start" button ot start the conversion. Only few seconds are needed to accomplish the conversion and get the files you want.
Tips for better FLV to iMovie conversion:
1 It’s a program designed for Mac OS 10.5 or above (Lion included).
2 After importing FLV files to the program, you can preview the source video and capture the screenshot if you need.
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How to convert FLV to iMovie on Mac