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How to Convert and Import WebM files to iMovie on Mac


WebM, the newest video formats that comes with HTML5, now enjoys a rising popularity. However, it's incompatible with many video editing software including iMovie. When you try to import WebM to iMovie for editing, you will find iMovie can't support WebM files. If you're looking for ways to get WebM to work perfectly with iMovie(iMovie 11), consider it done now! Here we'll show you how to convert WebM video to iMovie preferred format on Mac OS X(El Capitan included), so that you can load and edit WebM clips in iMovie without any trouble.

Since iMovie does not have native support for WebM video, you can transcode WebM to Apple InterMediate Codec, which has been designed to work especially well as high-quality, high performance editing codec for iMovie. To finish your task, a video converter that well supports WebM is needed. Her we highly recommend Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac.

This video converter for Mac can be used as a WebM converter Mac under OS X Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion, Maverick, Yosemite and El Capitan. With it, you can effortlessly encode/re-encode WebM files for smoothly importing and editing in various non-linear editing systems (NLE), including iMovie, Final Cut Pro X, FCP 6/7, Final Cut Express, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, etc. Download the program and follow the WebM to AIC .mov conversion process.

Download WebM to iMovie Converter:

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How to Convert WebM for Editing in iMovie(iMovie 11)

Step 1. Import WebM files

Install and run the WebM to iMovie Converter app. Click "Add video" button to load the WebM movies you want to convert for iMovie. Or simply drag your videos to the left item bar for converting. Batch conversion is supported so you can add many files at a time to save the conversion time.


Step 2. Choose iMovie compatible format

Click the Format box and select "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" as output format.


Tip: Click the Settings icon if you'd like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.

Step 3. Start WebM to iMovie conversion

After all the necessary setting have been done, click "Convert" button to start transcoding WebM to AIC .mov. After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos.

Step 4. Imported converted WebM into iMovie

Finally, launch iMovie. In iMovie, go to the File menu, choose Import > Movies, and then navigate to the folder that your output files are saved. Select the files and click "Import". You're done.

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