How to Convert WMV to iMovie 08/09/11 on Mac OS X (Mountain Lion included)
I want to edit my video which has a file extension .wmv in iMovie, but when i browser from my computer, the WMV video shows grey and i cannot import WMV into iMovie. What's the problem?
Well, this is an astonishing common problem when doing WMV videos editing in iMovie. The reason is that iMovie only supports MPEG-4 and DV, MOV, not including WMV. If you want to edit WMV in iMovie, you have to convert WMV to a iMovie-compatible video format. In this article, Mac WMV to iMovie Converter is direclty introduced to convert WMV to iMovie video formats. After that, you can edit .wmv videos in iMovie freely. Download its free trial and follow the below guide to convert .wmv file to iMovie on Mac OS X effortlessly (iMovie '11 included).
Note: If you want to export iMovie projects to WMV for sharing with friends with PCs, you can refer to convert iMovie to WMV
How to convert WMV to iMovie on Mac (Mountain Lion, Lion included) step by step
Step 1. Add WMV video files to the program
Click + to add WMV video files to the WMV to iMovie Mac Converter. It supports drag-drop and batch conversion, so you can import and convert several multimedia files at a time. Video can be previewed on the right.
Step 2. Select output format as iMovie
Click the double up-arrow at the bottom of this program's pane, and then choose iMovie under the Editing tab as output format from format list.
Step 3: Select output directory and start to convert WMV to iMovie on Mac
Click Output at the bottom left of the program window to select an output directory. After all the settings, just hit the Convert button to kick off .wmv to iMovie file conversion on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard, Lion, Mountain Lion included).
Knowledge sharing: about WMV format
WMV, Windows Media Video is a compressed video file format developed by Microsoft and is a very popular video format. However, for Mac users, they often come across some problems in using .wmv videos since Apple software and devices don't support WMV videos. For Mac users, iMovie is a great video editing and movie making software to make eye-catching movies and many people use it to edit their movies.