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How to Import a .MPG (MPEG) file into iMovie


MPG is one of file extensions for MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 audio and video compression which has become the most widely playable lossy audio/video format. However, MPG videos are well supported by Windows other than Mac owing to codec problem. Thus you will encounter problems with importing MPG videos into iMovie for further editing. If you have some MPEG/MPG files stored on your Mac and want to use them in iMovie, you'd better convert your MPG files to iMovie compatible files first. If you temporarily have no idea about what to do, you can take the MPG/MPEG to iMovie Mac conversion into consideration which is introduced in the following paragraphs.

Since iMovie accepts DV, MOV, MP4, M4V and AVCHD etc. and Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) is the the most compatible codec introduced by Apple, the common practise for MPG/MPG to iMovie conversion is, get an AIC Converter for iMovie and transcode MPG/MPEG to AIC MOV, which will save you both time and trouble, and all you need is to drag the result videos for prompt editing. For this purpose, this article will show you how to transcode MPG to iMovie AIC MOV in detail.

How to Convert MPG/MPEG files to iMovie on Mac (macOS Sierra)

To do the MPG video to iMovie Mac task, you are highly recommended to get Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, a high-quality Mac (including macOS Sierra) compatible video converter, player and editor. It has built-in preset for iMovie so that users can directly select it to get iMovie files. With it, you can effortlessly convert MPG and other video formats to Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) MOV files - ensuring maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie (no matter iMovie HD, iMovie 08, iMovie 09, or iMovie 11). The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality. Click the Download button below to get the program and check out the easy steps to convert and import MPG to iMovie without any troubles.

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Step 1: Locate the original MPG file

Download and run MPG to MOV Converter on Mac, and then click the "Add" button to import the MPG videos to the program. (Drag and Drop is also an convenient way to load the videos.)


Step 2: Set output format

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


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: Start Conversion

Click the "Convert" icon on the main interface, the conversion MPG to 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 MPG files in iMovie smoothly.

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