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How to Import WMV to iMovie on Mac El Capitan

Summary: Have you met this problem you can’t import WMV videos to iMovie 13/12/11/10/9/8/HD for editing on Mac OS X El Capitan? This guide now will tell you how to solve this iMovie and WMV problem.

You maybe have updated your Mac OS to the latest El Capitan. This update, not only Mac OS was updated, but also all built-in Apps on Mac El Capitan. For example, iMovie on Mac El Capitan has updated to support to edit 4K videos recorded by your iPhone 6S. iMovie supports most commonly-used video codecs, including DV, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, AVCHD and AIC, but the codec used to create the WMV file is still not supported by iMovie on Mac El Capitan. Although the .wmv format is perfect for Windows Movie Maker, for Mac users, it’s a little bit head-scratching to edit WMV files with iMovie because its compatibility with Mac OS X El Capitan system is not very satisfied. Even if you have Perian installed, which only allows you to play WMV in QuickTime.

To ensure maximum editing quality and efficiency when working WMV with iMovie on Mac OS X El Capitan, a easy and quick way is to re-encode WMV to iMovie most compatible codec - Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC).

Along with some help from third-party program like Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac, you can get the job done effortlessly, because Pavtube all Mac softwares just upgraded to support the latest Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. By running it, there is no need to set the codec yourself, the program has an optimized preset for iMovie on Mac (El Capitan, Yosemite, Mavericks, Mountain Lion, etc. included).

Get the best WMV to iMovie Converter for Mac El Capitan, you can convert WMV video to iMovie compatible formats (AIC .mov) without quality loss. It will ensure a perfect AIC .mov file importing and editing workflow with iMovie on Mac El Capitan.

This professional Mac WMV to iMovie Converter can also help:
  • Solve HD WMV and iMovie Issues: Convert WMV, HD WMV files to AIC .mov for importing and editing into iMovie 13/12/11//10/09/08/HD on Mac OS X.
  • Solve WMV, HD WMV and other Mac Nonlinear editing softwares Issues: 1. Convert WMV, HD WMV files to Apple ProRes for FCP 6/7/X, Aperture 3; 2. Convert WMV to MPEG-2 for Adobe Premiere Pro CC/CS6/CS5/CS4/CS3, After Effects CC/CS6, Premiere Elements 13/12, Creative Suite; 3. Convert WMV to DNxHD .mov for Avid Media Composer 8/7/6.5/6/6.5/5/5.5, DaVinci Resolve 12/11/10/9, and so on.
  • Convert WMV to DVD for burning: The WMV to iMovie Converter for Mac can convert WMV to DVD formats for DVD burning on Mac.
  • Optimized Settings for Media Players, Protable Devices, Online Video Share Website and HD/3D/4K TVs: The Mac Video Converter is the wonderful choice to play or transfer WMV and other any videos & audios freely.
  • Extract sound and music from WMV video.
  • Edit WMV videos easily: You can merge multiple WMV files into one, split by chapter, cut videos, trim or crop videos, adjust video frame rate, rotate videos, add or remove subtitles, add watermark to videos, adjust sound/video/audio bitrate/codec/channels/frame rate/ sample rate/resolution/aspect ratio etc.
  • Support Batch Conversion: You can convert all your WMV files one time with batch mode.
  • Mac OS X Compatible: Perfectly compatible with Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, 10.10 Yosemite, 10.9 Mavericks, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.7 Lion, 10.6 Snow Leopard or former.

Note: If you need a Windows WMV Video Converter, you may get it in here, support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP.

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How to Transcode WMV to iMovie on Mac El Capitan?

Step 1. Load your WMV videos

Click “Add Video” button or “Add from folder" button to import your source WMV files.

Step 2. Preview & Take Snapshots/Thumbnails (Optional)

After importing, all WMV video files will be listed in the program. You can preview the imported WMV movie file by double clicking or checking one of them and click the play button under preview window.
By clicking the camera button under the preview window, you can take snapshot from the playing window as Thumbnail or for other use. By clicking the folder button, you can find the snapshots you took.

Step 3. Choose the preset output format

Clicking the Format bar, move the mouse to “iMovie and Final Cut Express” to choose the preset output format - Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) for iMovie from the format list or you can customize which formats to be shown on the list.

1. Before conversion, you can click the "Settings" icon to customize the video/audio settings for iMovie: video bitrate, video size, frame rate, audio codec, audio sample rate, etc.

2. Simply go to Editing, and you can trim, crop, add effect, attach subtitles to your video files as you want.

Step 4. Start converting WMV videos to AIC MOV for iMovie

Click the big red Convert button on main interface to start converting WMV videos to AIC MOV on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. The conversion time will probably take a good minutes or hours for each video, depending on the size of the video you're converting, but for most files it is pretty fast.

After the conversion, you can click “Open output folder” to popup output directory with the converted mov videos. Then you can launch iMovie, then choose “File > Import > Movies...”, and then navigate to the folder where your converted WMV file is located, Select the files and click "Import", learn more>>.

Now you can free edit WMV files with iMovie 13/12/11/10/9/8/HD on Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Enjoy!

Related Softwares:
Pavtube Video Converter for Mac: Professional Video converter for converting all Videos and Audios on Mac OS X El Capitan/Yosemite/Mavericks/Mountain Lion/Lion/Snow Leopard, provides the perfect solution to convert downloaded videos and videos from HDTV and HD camcorders, like JVC, Panasonic, Sony, Samsung, Blackmagic, GoPro and Canon etc. to other formats.

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac: Advanced version of Blu-ray/DVD Ripper for Mac + Video Converter for Mac. Besides converting Blu-ray/DVD/ISO to WMV and Convert WMV to any Videos at fastest speed in excellent quality, also converting Blu-ray/DVD/ISO to M3U8, H.265 MP4, H.265 MKV, 3D MKV/MP4/MOV/AVI, MP4, MOV, FLV, SWF, MPG, MOV, WMV, AVI, VOB, etc. on Mac OS X El Capitan/Yosemite/Mavericks/Mountain Lion/Lion/Snow Leopard. Makes perfect 1:1 Blu-ray/DVD copy with 5 minutes only. Constantly update to defeat upcoming Blu-ray/DVD copy protections.

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