How to Convert VOB to iMovie Supported Video Format

By Emily Watson, Monday, Jan. 04, 2016

"I have a Mac Book Pro and want to edit my VOB videos in iMovie. When I'm trying to import VOB files to iMovie for editing, however, all VOB files in the Video-TS folder are just grayed out. What's wrong? How can I import VOB to iMovie?"

To elaborate on this question, we divide this post into two parts:

Part 1: What Formats does iMovie Support?

Part 2: How to Import VOB to iMovie on Mac?

Part 1: What Formats does iMovie Support?

The below table lists out iMovie supported video formats for importing.

iMoive Supported Video Formats

From the list, we learn that you can use DV, HDV, AVCHD and some MP4 and MOV files in iMovie. Obviously, VOB, MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, etc. are out of luck. For iMovie unsupported formats, you should convert them to iMovie compatible format before importing and editing. In the next part, we show you how to convert VOB to iMovie.

Part 2: How to Import VOB to iMovie on Mac?

To fulfill this task, we need to draw support from a VOB to iMovie converter which is called FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate (Mac). This program can convert VOB to AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec) encoded MOV which ensures best result for editing in iMovie 11. It also supports converting other iMovie unsupported formats like AVI, FLV, WMV, MKV and even MP4. Apart from the core ability to convert video to iMovie, you can edit video files with the built-in editing tool in the program.

Download the program and follow the steps below to fulfill the VOB to iMovie conversion.

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1. Import VOB files

After running FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate on Mac, drag VOB files directly to the interface of the program. You can add multiple videos at one time by clicking "Add File" > "Add Folder".

Import VOB Files to FonePaw Program

2. Set output format

Click "profile" drop-down list and select "iMovie and Final Cut Express" preset. Then, click "Browse" button to select a destination folder.

Set Output Format for iMovie

3. Edit VOB files (Optional)

Use "Crop", "Effect", "Watermark", "3D" and merge button to edit your VOB files.

Edit VOB Files on Mac

4. Convert VOB to iMovie

Now you can click the "Convert" button to start VOB to iMovie transcoding. When the conversion is end, launch iMovie and go to the File menu, choose Import > Movies, and then navigate to the output folder. Select the files and click "Import".

Convert and Import VOB to iMovie Videos

Conclusion

As long as you get the FonePaw Video Converter Ultimate (Mac) and follow the step by step guide, you'll never worry about the VOB cannot be imported into iMovie problem. With this tool, you are also entitled to convert videos to QuickTime (MOV) and Final Cut Express on Mac.

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