FLV to iMovie - How to Convert/Import FLV files into iMovie 11

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FLV to iMovie - How to Convert/Import FLV files into iMovie 11

Post  lydia520622 on Fri Nov 15, 2013 3:11 pm

Summary: With this awesome guide, you can get the best FLV Workflow for iMovie, which guides you through how to import and edit Flash video files in iMovie 08/09/11 smoothly.

FLV is a quite hot file format for delivering video files online and numerous video sharing sites including YouTube use it. However, many people usually encounter some importing issues when attempting to edit FLV files in iMovie 08/09/11. Let's see some frequently asked questions on this.

Q1: Use A Flash animation in iMovie

I'm using iMovie 06 and I need to get a flash animation into it, so can anyone please tell me how to make these files compatible so that my animation can appear in my iMovie project?

Q2: Edit YouTube .FLV video in iMovie

So I've used TubeTV to download Youtube videos, and would like to edit in iMovie, but it doesn't support .flv (I think is the file suffix).Does anyone know of a free option for converting them to an appropriate format?

As you see, many folks are talking about how to import FLV files into iMovie for editing without problems. As far as I know, currently there is no way to import FLV files to iMovie directly, since FLV is not a supported format for iMovie program.

To get iMovie work perfectly with FLV files, the easy workaround is to convert .FLV videos into Apple InterMediate Codec encoded MOV files, which ensures maximum editing quality and efficiency when working with iMovie. First you need to download Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, an easy-to-use yet ultimate FLV converter, player and editor.

With it, you can rewrap FLV files to AIC .mov for FCP with fast encoding speed. Moreover, the Mac video conversion tool can help you convert FLV as well as AVI, MKV, MTS, VOB, MPG, etc on Mac and export the professional encoders, namely ProRes, DNxHD for importing to FCP, Avid, etc. flawlessly. Just get it and follow the steps to convert .flv to iMovie.

How to Convert FLV to iMovie supported AIC MOV files

1. Import FLV videos to the software

Once run the Mac FLV to iMovie Converter, you can click "Add Video" button to load FLV source files. Convert supports batch conversion, so you are allowed to add multiple files to convert at a time.

2. Select "Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)" as output format for iMovie

Click the format bar, and move mouse cursor to "iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)". By the way, the Mac FLV Converter also supports output Apple ProRes format for using in Final Cut Pro.

Tips – Adjust audio and video settings

The FLV to iMovie Converter enables users to adjust audio and video settings before transcoding Flash video files to iMovie AIC. Click "Settings" button, then you will enter the following interface, on which you are allowed to customize size, bit rate, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channel to your required ones.

3. Start the conversion process

Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding FLV to AIC MOV for iMovie.

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" button to get the generated QuickTime AIC .mov files effortlessly. Afterwards, you can launch iMovie, and then choose File > Import > Movies to import converted FLV clips into iMovie for further editing.

How to Convert/Import FLV files into iMovie 11


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