How to Convert MPEG-2 to iMovie for Mac Mountain lion
Q: I am trying to import mpeg2 files onto a macbook and create a project with iMovie. I captured the files using a laptop with windows XP and video capture device. I know the files are not corrupt because they play fine with media player. Well, what do I need to do to accomplish this? —micpat84 from MacRumors
Like the above man, you’ve probably got many MPEG-2 files captured with some video capture devices or from other sources. Also, you can come across the same frustration if you try to import MPEG-2 to iMovie for creating a great project.
Maybe the format is a MPEG2 Muxed” one so that you can't use the video clip in iMovie. Regardless of what the file is, here, I recommend you a MPEG-2 to iMovie Video Converter for Mac (OS X 10.8 supported). This app provides you an optimized preset for iMovie. You can use it to convert MPEG-2 and even any popular video format to iMovie easily and efficiently.
Step 1: Download and install this program
Click the following link to download the latest version of this app. Then please install and launch it.
Step 2: Import MPEG-2 files to the MPEG-2 to iMovie converter
The next thing you need to do is to import MPEG-2 files to the program. In order to do this job, you can choose any one of the two methods below:
1.Go to File”>Load Media Files” to add M2TS files.
2.Directly drag &drop one or more M2TS files to this program.
Step3: Select an optimized preset for iMovie
Click the double up-arrow at the bottom of this program's pane to reveal the output panel, and then choose the iMovie” output format in the Editing category.
Note: Also, you can do some simple editing jobs directly in this app. Hit the Edit” menu to trim, crop, rotate your video or add some special effects to video before conversion.
Step 4: Start to convert MPEG-2 to iMovie
After you are satisfied with the video effect, you need to hit the Convert button in the lower-right corner of Mac Video Converter’s interface to convert M2TS to iMovie. How long the process takes will depends on the size of your MPEG-2 files. Of course, you may let this app run in the background.
That’s all. When the conversion is finished, you can import the converted video file to iMovie for editing smoothly.