Free Download
Edit Any Video You Want – Convert Any Video to iMovie File Types.
AuthorRecommended by the author
Free Download X

SoftwareHow to & Tips

Video FormatsConvert Video


MKV iMovie Conversion – How to Import MKV to iMovie Properly

Author by Oswald

Updated on Aug 25, 2023

There are some specific iMovie supported file types, yet MKV is not one of them. You can’t import MKV into iMovie directly since iMovie doesn’t recognize it, not to mention iMovie MKV editing. So in this article, I’ll show you how to convert MKV to iMovie compatible formats properly for editing in iMovie smoothly. Free download the recommened iMovie converter here and read the following to start conversion.

iMovie was designed to be a professional video editing product sold to Mac and iOS users in the first place but has since become free bundled with Mac computers. iMovie, that free yet powerful editing tool, is so not to be missed for Apple users, especially those who are into video editing.

I understand that you’ve failed to put MKV files in iMovie somehow. The thing is, the range of the video formats that iMovie supports (exactly the same as QuickTime) is a bit narrow, or rather, unacceptable – and doesn’t cover MKV.

What video formats does iMovie support?

DV, HDV, AVCHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple Animation Codec, Apple ProRes, Motion JPEG/A, iFrame, H.264, HEVC, MPEG-4 SP, XAVC-S

The solution is simple.  Just convert MKV to iMovie supported files. To keep your video files data intact, maintain the videos in good quality, and convert them in an efficient process, you’ve got to be wary and choose a reliable video converter. And here’s one I highly recommend: WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro.

Hot Posts: iMovie Windows Alternatives | Remove Subtitles from MKV | Free MKV Splitters | MTS to iMovie

How Exactly to Make MKV Compatible with iMovie with WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro

Convert MKV to an iMovie-friendly format: MP4 or MOV with H.264 codecs, Apple ProRes, etc. I recommend.

Even if your file seems to be supported by iMovie because its file extension says so, its unsupported video codec may retard the work of MKV iMovie importing. Transcoding MKV files to H.264 is the recommended method.

I’ll show you how to manage the task with WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. It’s super easy and fast, check it out.

Free Download Free Download

How to Convert MKV to iMovie with WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro

Load MKV Files for iMovie Conversion

Before start, please free downloadfree download the software.

Step 1. Load MKV Files into the iMovie Converter

Launch WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro and enter the "Converter" module section.

Click “Add Files” or drag and drop to add MKV file(s) to the program.

Define destination path by clicking the inverted triangle underneath.

Convert MKV to MP4 or MOV

Step 2. Convert MKV to MP4 or MOV

Click on the output format section at the right side of the main workplace. Locate the format icon at “Video” section. Convert MKV to MP4 or MKV to MOV by clicking the corresponding format icon.

Then click “Parameter settings” beneath the output format section. Set “Encoder” as H.264.

Transcode MKV Videos to H.264

Step 3. Start the MKV to iMovie Conversion

By the way, the best video resolution for iMovie video editing is 720p, change video resolution at “Resolution”. Then click “OK” to save the settings and get back to the main workplace.

When everything is settled, click “Run” button to start the conversion.

To share the videos you created in iMovie, export iMovie to MP4 is the best choice.

At last...

Besides MKV iMovie conversion, as mentioned, WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro can also help you convert any video to iMovie!  For instance: convert YouTube video to iMovie. It’s time to adopt brand new materials to make awesome video clips in iMovie!

Free Download Free Download

Convert DVD to iMovie to Make Beautiful Film Clips

Convert DVD to iMovie to Make Beautiful Film Clips

WonderFox DVD Ripper Pro

What about make film clips from DVDs?

Not only rip DVD to digital form, but decrypt/bypass almost any DVD protection and maintain the video original quality while doing so. If you are having trouble ripping DVDs to iMovie due to DVD protection, that issue is out of the picture from now on.

* Please DO NOT use it to rip any copy-protected DVDs for commercial purposes.

More Related Articles

[Solved] Can PS4 Play MKV? The Best Solution to Fix MKV Not Playing On PS4 Why Do We Convert MKV to DivX? How to Convert MKV to DivX Free .mkv to DVD – How to Convert MKV to DVD without Any Cost
Quick Solution to MKV iPhone Playback Issues – How to Play MKV on iPhone Smoothly The Best Free MKV to MP4 Converter - To Fast Transfer Video From MKV to iPad iTunes MKV – Three Methods to Convert MKV to iTunes