DVD to iMovie- Convert DVD to Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie

Published on by Chris King

When you want to copy DVD to iMovie, you'll find that the DVD files grey out. That’s because iMovie does not support DVD importing. Fortunately, there is an easy way to fix this issue. Let's find it out here. 

DVD to iMovie- Convert DVD to Apple InterMediate Codec for iMovie

Basically, what iMovie does is that it allows people to edit any videos. Of course not any video format, only the iMovie format of videos – iMovie does support some of the popular formats but there are very few natively supported formats. When you import to DVD to iMovie, you would get a painful experience as iMovie can’t support DVD format. To transfer DVD movies to iMovie for editing, you'll need to convert DVD to iMovie compatible video formats first. This article will show you a detailed solution based on my own experience.

There are basic tools that offer the basic ways to convert your videos from DVD to iMovie, but simplistic software is not always a good choice for bad image quality, etc. However, the smart DVD to iMovie Converter from Brorsoft captured customer’s attention with its unique features. So far I love the software. When I was looking for a program to use I tried several others that also came across in Google searches such as Anyvideo converter, AVS video converter, Handbrake and several others over the past few months, (all free versions). All of them had their weakness's and to say the least were frustrating to use. When I came across Brorsoft I only used it for two movies and knew that it was exactly what I was looking for. I have had NO issues at all and it works flawlessly every time.

As long as you got the software, you can rip and convert DVDs to iMovie most compatible format with its optimal preset Apple InterMediate Codec .mov instantly. Now, download the Mac DVD ripper and follow the DVD to iMovie conversion under Mac OS X Yosemite, Mavericks…

How to rip and import DVD to iMovie (iMovie 11)

1. Load your DVD movies

Insert your favorite DVD on the DVD-ROM and load your DVD files to the DVD Ripper for Mac through DVD disc icon. Video_TS, DVD ISO image files are supported as well.

2. Select output format

Click format bar to choose the format for output. For editing DVDs in iMovie on Mac, you can choose iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov), it's best for iMovie editing.

3. Start ripping DVD to iMovie

When the settings are done, click the Convert button to start conversion. And then the program will automatically start to convert DVD to AIC .mov for editing in iMovie on Mac.

4. Import DVD to iMovie

When the conversion is finished, you can click "Open" to locate the converted files. Now launch iMovie and click File > Import > Movies to import the converted DVD files to iMovie. Just create your masterpiece with joy!

Additional Tips: Besides converting DVDs for iMovie, this versatile  DVD to AIC .mov Converter can also help you convert DVD to Final Cut Pro, Final Cut Express, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, etc. or directly convert your DVD movies to the format for your iPhone, iPod, iPad,  Apple TV, Xbox, PS3 and more.  

Comment on this post

Isaiah 03/19/2015 01:39

Thanks the solution you shared. I can get the converted DVD rips in .mov to iMovie for editing correctly.

Allacra 03/18/2015 07:29

This post solved my problem totally. I can edit DVDs in iMovie now! Should share with my friends!

Edalin 12/22/2014 12:23

Converting DVD to AIC is the way I select to import DVD to iMovie with smooth editing. And Brorsoft DVD Ripper Mac seems to be the ideal tool to get the work done. Thanks.