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How to Convert and Import DVD to iMovie

author Lois Green
date Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016

Reader Aethelred swears that the following trouble is enough to drive him to throw his MacBook against the wall. This desperate man writes:

"All I want to do is to import my homemade DVD to iMovie so that I can edit it on my Mac. But no matter how many times I tired, iMovie just refuses to do that silently. Emily, the Almighty, can you tell me what I can do?"

# Protect your MacBook and please follow the steps below.

1. Find a tool to help you

In order to import DVD into iMovie, first we need to rip and extract video from DVD. The tool to use is FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate (opens new window). This excellent tool is initially designed to convert videos and audios, but it is also good at ripping homemade DVDs and converting them to iMovie supported formats, including MPEG-2 and AVCHD, DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie and MEPG-4.

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2. Load DVD disc

Insert the DVD disc you want to import to iMovie and click "Load DVD Disc". The loaded DVD video can be previewed in the right Preview window and you're free to take snapshots.

Load DVD Disc

3. Select iMovie as output format

Click the "Profile" frame to open the format list. Then select "iMovie and Final Cut Express" > "Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)".

Select iMovie as Output Format

4. Convert and import DVD to iMovie

Click the "Convert" button to start the conversion. After conversion, open iMovie and choose File > Import Movies to put DVD into iMovie.

Convert and Import DVD to iMovie

Only four steps, you can easily import DVD to iMovie and save you Mac from the wall. As you may have noticed, aside from converting DVD to iMovie, FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate (Mac) (opens new window) also very useful in converting DVD to iTunes, Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Premiere Pro, etc.

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