PowerPoint is a powerful presentation tool that is widely used in business meetings, school teaching, launch events, and many other interactive activities. For different purposes, we may want to use iMovie to edit or burn our PowerPoint presentations. And this article will illustrate how to add PowerPoint to iMovie in detailed steps.
Michelle Michelle | Updated on May 18, 2022

It is easy to import PowerPoint into iMovie nowadays as the Microsoft PowerPoint can export the presentation as a video directly in an iMovie-compatible format. You can then make further refinements to the presentation video in iMovie effortlessly. The following part will show you the complete steps of adding a PowerPoint to iMovie. Keep reading!

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How to Import a PowerPoint into iMovie?

Step 1. How to Make a PowerPoint into a Movie

To import PowerPoint into iMovie, the first step is to turn PowerPoint into a video. This article will take PowerPoint 2016 to illustrate the full process.

Note: This guide also applies to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010/2013/2016/2021. If you are using PowerPoint 2007, please check how to convert PPT to video in office 2007 for further information.

>> Open the presentation you want to add to iMovie in PowerPoint 2010/2013/2016/2021.

>> On the top-left corner of the PowerPoint main interface, click on “File” > “Export”.

>> Continue to click on “Create a Video” from the Export menu. Then select a quality for your video to be created from the “Computer & HD Displays” drop-down list. You can also decide whether to use recorded timings and narrations or not in the second drop-down box. Next, fill a figure in the “Seconds spend on each slide” as you prefer or leave it as the default 5 seconds.

>> Finally, click "Create Video" and save it as MPEG-4 Video. Now you've made your PowerPoint presentation into an MP4 video.

How to Make a PowerPoint into a Movie on Mac

Tips: If you find the created PowerPoint video to lose your animations or other details, consider using a screen recorder to record your PowerPoint presentation as a video instead.

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Step 2. How to Import a PowerPoint into iMovie

To import PowerPoint into iMovie, you have two ways to go:

>> Option 1. If you are using Mac, you can open the iMovie window and directly drag and drop your PowerPoint presentation video into iMovie.

>> Option 2. If you are using iPhone or iPad, you should first transfer the presentation video to your iPhone or iPad. Next, open the iMovie app on your iPhone or iPad and tap the “+” button from the “Projects” panel. Then select “Movie” to create a new project. Choose the transferred PowerPoint presentation video from the “Moments” and tap “Create Movie” at the bottom of the screen. Then you can edit your video as you want. When you are done, tap “Done”.

How to Add PowerPoint Slides to iMovie

At Last...

That’s all for how to add PPT to iMovie. Hope you’ll find this article helpful. Thanks for reading!

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