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MKV iMovie Conversion – How to Import MKV to iMovie Properly

Author by Oswald

July 12, 2019

There are some specific iMovie supported file types, yet MKV is not included. You can’t import MKV into iMovie directly since iMovie doesn’t recognize it, not to mention iMovie MKV editing. In this article, I’ll show you how to convert MKV to iMovie compatible formats properly for editing purposes. Free download the iMovie converter here to save your time.

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 software for Mac computer. 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, Motion JPEG/A, iFrame, h.264

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.

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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, 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 job with WonderFox HD Video Converter Factory Pro. It’s easy and fast, check it out.

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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 video converter 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 to 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!

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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 DVD to iMovie due to DVD protection, that issue is out of the picture from now on.

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