There are always sometimes when we wish to edit DVDs within iMovie for more convenient future use. However, it is impossible for us to directly import DVD to iMovie for editing as DVD formats are not in the friendly formats list of iMovie. Therefore we need some DVD to iMovie tool to firstly convert DVD to iMovie friendly formats before we import DVD to iMovie. Leawo DVD Ripper for Mac is absolutely a must have, which could help convert DVD to iMovie file formats and thus make it feasible to import DVD to iMovie for customize editing. This tutorial would make a guide on how to import DVD to iMovie with the help of DVD to iMovie Converter.
There are several simple and easy steps to convert DVD to iMovie before we import DVD to iMovie for editing:
Get prepared to import DVD to iMovie. Download DVD to iMovie Converter firstly and install it to convert DVD to iMovie. Then launch the converter to convert DVD to iMovie file formats. The home interface of this DVD to iMovie Converter is divided into two parts: the left processing panel and the built-in player for preview on the right.
Add DVD movies to DVD to iMovie Converter
Insert DVD disc to DVD drive. Drag-and-drop your DVD files to input or click "Load disc" icon to load DVD disc from DVD drive or DVD folders from hard disk for converting DVD to iMovie file formats. The added DVD files would appear on the standby list in tittles and chapters. You can continue to add a second DVD movie if you have multiple DVD-ROM drive. In this step, you are provided with two optional DVD files input modes: Movie Mode and Episode Mode. The Movie Mode means the program would automatically select the longest content in your DVD file (mostly the movie) to input, while the Episode Mode allows you to choose you desired episodes for input. You can choose DVD subtitles, audio, make a selection of titles and chapters to be ripped, as well as to play the DVD movie in the built-in player.
Choose output profile and settings
Click the device icon in the end of each title or chapter to choose output file formats for iMovie editing. You can choose either MP4 or MOV as output profile, both of which are iMovie friendly file formats.
Given specific demands, this DVD to iMovie Converter prepares a detailed switch box of codec parameters related to each profile by clicking "+" button showed on the above picture, available settings including like bit rate, frame rate, aspect ratio, video quality, sample rate, etc.
Convert DVD to iMovie compatible file formats
Now, you could click "Convert" icon on the bottom right to start to rip DVD to iMovie friendly file formats for video editing. In the convert interface, you can see the progress bar of every chapter. And you can also set after-done settings to your computer, including Open the output folder or Shut down computer after conversion automatically, or Do Nothing.
After the conversion, you can import DVD to iMovie in MP4 or MOV file formats for video editing. In fact, you can make some video editing work during DVD to iMovie conversion with this DVD to iMovie Converter: crop DVD video size, trim DVD video length, adjust DVD video effect and add watermark to DVDs. (Click how to edit DVD videos with DVD to iMovie Converter to try video editing features of this DVD to iMovie Converter.)
Import DVD to iMovie for video editing
After converting DVD to iMovie friendly file formats, now you can import DVD to iMovie for video editing. Open iMovie, choose File and select Import Movies to import converted MP4 video to iMovie. Then, you can start video editing within iMovie upon your needs.