MKV to iMovie - How to Convert and Import MKV to iMovie (iMovie 11)

Summary: Have some MKV videos and want to edit them in iMovie? This article provides the best way to import MKV to iMovie on Mac OS X (Mavericks and Mountain Lion included).

Want to import MKV into iMovie for editing but iMovie doesn't let you do it? Well, that's because iMovie only supports the following video formats: MPEG 4, DV, DV, HDV, HDV and iSight. However, MKV is a container format which usually contains one or several audio tracks and subtitles that are multiplexed together into one stream form, it is not so easy to playback directly on PC or Mac. If you need to import MKV video files to iMovie, you can turn to Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac to convert MKV files to iMovie supported format first.

Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is a powerful video converter designed for Mac users to convert between diverse video/audio format, such as MKV to MP4, WMV to MOV, AVI to Apple TV, VOB to MP4, etc. It provides optimized video profiles for iMovie. You can convert any videos in any format for iMovie with a few simple clicks. Besides, this program also supports some video editing functions. With these function, you can crop the frame size, add watermark, load subtitle, merge several videos into one file, etc. Just follow the guideline below, you can convert and import MKV files to iMovie easily and successfully.

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How to Convert MKV and Import MKV files to iMovie

1. Add MKV files

Run the Video Converter. Directly drag and drop the MKV files which you want to convert to the main display window of the program. To save your time, you can load multiple files at a time for this program supports batch conversion. You can also merge several files into one.

2. Select iMovie as the output format

You can choose iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. The output format is designed for iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08 specially.

Tip: Furthermore, you are provided some useful edit functions cropping, t rimming, adding watermark, attaching subtitles for pre-editing your video files so that you can simplify your iMovie editing.

3. Start MKV to iMovie conversion on Mac

Click the "Convert" button to start transcoding MKV to AIC MOV for iMovie.

After the conversion, click "Open" to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie,choose File > Import > Movies..., to import the converted MKV video into iMovie.

Knowledge sharing: about MKV format

The MKV(Matroska video) is an open standard free container format, a file format that can hold an unlimited number of video, audio, picture or subtitle tracks inside a single file. It is intended to serve as a universal format for storing common multimedia content, like movies or TV shows. MKV is similar in conception to other containers like AVI, MP4 or ASF, but is entirely open in specification, with implementations consisting mostly of open source software. Matroska file types are .MKV for video (with subtitles and audio), .mka for audio-only files and .mks for subtitles only. The most common use of .mkv files is to store HD video files.

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