How to Import YouTube Videos to iMovie on Mac (Mountain lion included)
This guide will tell you how to import YouTube videos to iMovie for video editing and movie making with a YouTube to iMovie Converter for Mac (10.8 Mountain Lion included).
Why can't import YouTube to iMovie on Mac (Mountain Lion included)?
One great thing about sites like YouTube is their ability to accept many different file formats, making it much easier for home users to participate. You can try uploading almost any format — there's a good chance that it will work. YouTube simply converts it to the FLV format. So the downloaded the YouTube videos are mostly .flv files.
People like to edit YouTube videos on iMovie and then share them online. But usually they can not import YouTube to iMovie since iMovie doesn't support FLV format.
Then how to convert YouTube FLV to iMovie and edit YouTube videos in iMovie? First, you need a Mac YouTube to FLV Converter (10.8 mountain lion supported). It can help you convert YouTube FLV videos to iMovie MP4 and MOV videos so that you can import YouTube to iMovie successfully. Free download it and follow the steps below.
Free download YouTube to iMovie Converter for Mac:
How to convert YouTube to iMovie step by step (10.8 Mountain Lion included)
Step 1. Add files to the YouTube to iMovie Converter for Mac
Launch the program, drag and drop your downloaded YouTube video to the converter for Mac running Mac OS X Mountain Lion, Lion, etc. You are allowed to preview videos on the right. All added videos will be displayed in thumbnails on the left. There is a small button like a camera below the viewing window, which allows you to take snapshots of the videos which previewing.
Step 2. Select iMovie as output format
Select Editing>iMovie as output format from the bottom output panel. This output format works for iMovie '08, iMovie '09, iMovie '11, and iMovie HD etc. By the way, you can also change the setting like contrast, brightness, and saturations for video files before starting conversion.
Step 3. Begin to convert YouTube videos to iMovie supported videos on Mac
Step 3: Start the conversion, just the Convert button to start converting YouTube videos to iMovie.
You see, in this way, you can import YouTube to iMovie. And now you can edit the YouTube videos in iMovie to make a great movie and share with more people.
Though iMovie is a powerful video editing tool, there are problems you may encounter or you are learner of iMovie, see this guide how to make a home movie from YouTube videos files with iMovie.