There are some questions about importing MPG to iMovie I happened when surfed online, and nobody gives the best answers to those people in trouble; now I just choose two of them and try my best to give a favor. Hope it is more or less meaningful for you.
(1)“I have not used imovie much, but I’d like to play aroud. I have a Sony DSC-P100 digital point-and-shoot cameral that records video, which I can save to my computer as MPG. However, I can’t seem to use these files in iMovie…”
Reply: Exactly we know the video format of Sony DSC-P100 is MPEG-1; we can save the video files as MPG and play in many players. And we know that iMovie could import video from any file in one of the following formats: MPEG-4, DV, or .mov files. So you need convert MPG files to MPEG-4, DV or MOV. I recommend MOV, for it is the best format for Mac’s software, like iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro, Quicktime and more.
(2) “I have iMovie 6.0.3 – I have a Panasonic Camcorder. It came with ImageMixer3 software – which sadly is the only program I can use to import the videos onto my Mac. I’d love to be able to import them into iMovie directly but it won’t work. Of course, when I bought the camcorder they assured me it would work with a Mac – sigh. The videos are .mpg format – does anyone know how I can get them to open into iMovie?”
Reply: Of course, the camcorder could work very well with a Mac, when you connect you camcorder to Mac with ImageMixer3, it could be recognized as a new hardware. iMovie 6 is unable to deal with your Camcorder files—MPG, MPEG-2, AVCHD. Only iMovie 8, iMovie9 are able to do it. So you must convert MPG to MPEG-4, DV or MOV.
Recommend: A excellent and easy enough AUNsoft Mac MPG to iMovie converter could hand the conversion between all the video formats like MPEG, MPG, MPGE1/2/4, H.264, AVCHD, MOD, MP4,MOV, TOD, etc and you can get the videos without losing quality to import to iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc. It supports all the camcorders video formats from Sony, Panasonic, JVC, Canon, etc.
How to convert MPG to iMovie with best Mac MPG to iMovie Converter?
Step1: Free download Aunsoft Video Converter for Mac, install and lauch it.
Free download now: MPG to iMovie Converter for Mac
Step 2: Import the all your MPG files from Mac into this Mac MPG to iMovie Cconverter (You can add more than one) and set output video format MOV or MPEG-4(*.mp4). If you want to merge all the files into only one, please check “Merge into one file”.
Step 3: Click “Convert” to convert MPG to MOV or MP4 now. After a few minutes, you can get converted MOV or MP4 files.
Then launch iMovie, from the file menu, please select Import > Movies and add your MOV or MP4 files into it and start your editing.
Thanks for reading. More information about convert MPG to iMovie for Mac, please enter: Convert MPG to iMovie on Mac.