How do you deal with your fragmented video clips? Merge them into one file or open them one by one? I believe most of us would like to view videos without interruption. Therefore, in this article, I’ll share two effective methods to combine videos together. One is to merge clips in iMovie, and the other is to join clips in iMovie alternative with no format restriction. Get the alternative clip joiner to have a try:

Vita Vita | Updated on Aug 30, 2023

Part 1. iMovie Supported & Non-supported Formats

One of the best video editing applications for Mac OS and iOS, iMovie is preinstalled on Apple devices. It has many professional editing features, but limits strictly on the input file type. So before you join clips in iMovie, you should check if they are supported by this app. Below is the brief information on iMovie compatible & incompatible formats that you can refer to:

Supported Video Formats: MOV (QuickTime), MP4, MPEG-4, M4V, AVI, 3GP, AVCHD, DV (Digital Video), HDV, H264

Unsupported Video Formats: WMV, FLV, SWF, MKV, AV1, VP8, VP9

Best Video Merger for Windows

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is the best alternative video joiner to iMovie for Windows. It enables you to import almost all video files and merge them into one without quality loss. Also, it provides more than 500 presets like MOV, MP4, M4V, etc. so that you can easily convert videos (including AV1) to be compatible with iMovie or other formats you want. There’s no video format or size limit. Just try it!

Part 2. How to Merge Clips in iMovie on Mac?

For those who are not familiar with iMovie, you can follow the instructions below to combine clips in iMovie. If your video clips are not iMovie-friendly, the method in Part 3 is completely working.

Step 1. Create a new project

Download and install iMovie if you don’t have one. Launch the software, click “File” in the main menu and choose “New Project”. Then name the project and adjust the settings according to your need.

Step 2. Input Video Clips

Click “File > Import > Movies”, and a new window will pop up. Select the video clips you want to combine and upload them to the app. Then all the clips will appear in the Event window.

iMovie Combine Clips

Step 3. Join Clips in iMovie

Now, drag the videos to the timeline to merge two clips in iMovie. You can preview the combined video in the right window. If the order is wrong, you’re allowed to re-arrange the sequence manually.

Step 4. Output the Combined Video

Once all the clips are joined together, go to “Share” to export the video.

Combine Clips in iMovie

Part 3. How to Combine Videos on iMovie Alternative?

WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro is a good alternative to the iMovie merger. It can help you merge multiple videos rapidly while keeping high quality. Meanwhile, it allows you to cut unnecessary parts of the video, rotate reversed videos, and add subtitles/watermarks/special effects. Video parameters can be changed as you wish like resolution, bitrate, frame rate, aspect ratio, volume, etc.

The following is the specific tutorial on how to merge videos in iMovie alternative for Windows – HD Video Converter Factory Pro. Please free downloadfree download it on your PC and follow the steps below.

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Step 1. Import Source Videos

Run HD Video Converter Factory Pro and choose Converter. Click Add Files to load all the video clips.

Step 2. Pack Video Clips

Click the Merge button at the top. In the new window, select all the clips in the Video List and join them into one pack by hitting the middle Merge button. You’re also allowed to adjust the clip orders. Then click the bottom Merge button and go back to the main interface.

Merge Clips in iMovie Alternative

Step 3. Choose an Output Format

Open the format list on the right side. Just choose one target format as you want. You can also change the video settings in the Parameter settings under the format image.

Pick Output Profile

Step 4. Export the Video

Set an output folder for the combined video file. Press Run to start the merging process. Then you can check out the output video in the folder you just set.

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Bottom Line

That’s all for how to merge clips in iMovie and how to join any video using HD Video Converter Factory Pro. iMovie is quite an efficient video clips merger. If you don’t want to combine clips in iMovie alternatives, you can change the format to be supported by iMovie first with HD Video Converter Factory Pro. All in all, this versatile video joiner can do many things for you. Give it a try!

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