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How to Import & Edit Movie DVDs in iMovie

by Edwin Liu | May 13, 2013 16:28 PM
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Since the original iMovie was released in 1999, Apple Inc. have successively announced 9 generations of iMovie including iMovie1, iMovie2, iMovie3, iMovie4, iMovie HD5, iMovie HD6, iMovie’08, iMovie’09, iMovie’11. As video editing software, iMovie can do a really good job to edit photos and video clips and add titles, music, and effects. You are also allowed to burn DVDs with it. So iMovie has gained a great reputation among Mac users without doubt.

It is common that many of you have a bundle of DVDs bought or rented. Want to re-create an amazing video with some wonderful DVD clips and share them with others? If you are a Mac user, you can use iMovie to easily finish this task for you.

However, many people have trouble to directly input DVD videos to iMovie. That’s because general DVDs are encrypted by copy protection technology. To tackle this problem, you will need a DVD decryption application for Mac OS X. A good option is the Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac. This Mac app enables you to decrypt DVD discs, and re-encode movies on DVDs to iMovie acceptable video formats like MPEG-4 (MP4, M4V), DV, HDV (High Definition Video), MOV, etc. with excellent quality output.

Follow the easy guide to convert and add DVD to iMovie:

Step1. Directly download Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac here, install and open this application.

Step2. Plug the DVD you want to convert into the slot and then drag and drop the DVD Disc icon on the desktop to the home screen of the program to add DVD files.

Step3. Hit on the “” icon at the top of the window to open the profile frame. Then click Common Video. In the extended panel, you can select MP4, MOV, or any other iMovie compatible formats as output video format.

Step4. Click “” button to start convert DVD to iMovie for Mac. When the process is finished, you can directly import the converted DVD video to iMovie by simply clicking File-> Import Movies-> your just converted video and then you enjoy editing the video in iMovie. That’s it.


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