How to Convert and Import DVD to iMovie on Mac (Mountain lion included)
iMovie, part of iLife bundle stick on Mac, is a good video editing tool for home movie making. You can edit the amazing videos shot by camera and share your creativeness on the internet like YouTube. However, if you want to edit your DVD collections with iMovie, you'll find it grey out, cause iMovie can only support MPEG-2 and AVCHD, DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie, MEPG-4 formats not including DVD format. To solve this problem, DVD ripper for Mac (10.8 Mountain Lion supported) is introduced to convert DVDs (remove DRM protection for commercial DVDs) to iMovie 08/09/11 highly compatible video formats in a few clicks. After that, you can easily import the converted videos to iMovie smoothly.
Note: This DVD to iMovie Ripper for Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion included) can not only copy video from dvd to imovie, but also rip DVD to AVI, convert DVD to MOV, and extract audio MP3 from DVD, etc.
Free download and install the trial version of DVD Ripper for Mac
Step 1: Load your DVD to this DVD to iMovie converter Mac
After inserting your DVD to the computer, this DVD Ripper will automatically detect your DVD and starts loading. If not, simply drag the DVD icon to the screen or click Load DVD button to load your DVD. You can preview the DVD files on the right and take pictures of the video scenes you like.
Step 2: Select iMovie as output format
Click image button at right of each video item, set output file name and click Format to choose iMovie as output format from following list. This Mac DVD to iMovie Ripper will optimize the output videos for iMovie so that you don't need to worry about the compatibility.
Tip: You are also allowed to adjust video and audio setting such as codec, resolution, frame rate, etc to make best settings for dvd imported into iMovie. Please click image button at right each video item, and choose Option button, then you could change the settings from following window.
Step 3: Start DVD to iMovie conversion on Mac (Mountain Lion included)
Once you finish the output setting, hit the Convert button. The output file will be save to the Moives folder in Finder by default. It's hard to find the default output folder, isn't it? If so, you can check the output path by going to DVD Ripper>Preference>Convert from the main menu.
Step 4: Import the converted DVD to iMovie
Open iMovie and from its main menu, choose File->Import > Movies. At this time, you have the chance to browse your computer hard disk. Just navigate to the output folder (mentioned in Step 3) to find and import the output file. Now you can edit DVD in iMovie easily. If you want to import WMV, AVI, ASF, MKV, etc to iMovie or get some tips on iMovie video editing, you can go to How to import Videos to iMovie and Make a Home Movie.