How to convert YouTube videos to iMovie
There are so many funny and interesting videos on YouTube and video lovers are fond of downloading these YouTube videos as a private collection, even using video editors like iMovie to do further editing of their favorite ones, Some Mac users try to import the YouTube videos to iMovie but they just gray out, As YouTube videos are in the format of FLV, which is not a workable format in iMovie, This article will show you how to download and import YouTube videos to iMovie (iMovie 11 included).
Step 1: Free download and install iFunia YouTube Converter for Mac
iFunia YouTube Converter provides a perfect solution to convert YouTube videos to iMovie as it capable of converting YouTube videos to iMovie supported formats like MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DV, HDV, MOV, etc. Now HD videos from YouTube are available for download with iFunia YouTube Converter.
Step 2: Go to YouTube.com and find videos you want to convert to iMovie
Launch the YouTube Video Converter on your Mac after installation click the button "Add URL" to copy the URL of the YouTube video, you may add as many YouTube video URLs as you want for downloading to your computer.
Step 3: Convert YouTube Video to iMovie supported format
Video formats accepted by iMovie include MPEG-2 and AVCHD, DV-Standard and HDV (High Definition Video), QuickTime Movie, MEPG-4. In order to import YouTube video into iMovie, you need to convert YouTube video to iMovie compatible format. Click the "Gear" button at the right side and change the output format you like from the “Convert to” drop-down menu list. Select the best video format for each video file and specify a directory to save the YouTube video files. After all settings has done hit the "Convert" button to start YouTube video to iMovie conversion.
Step 4: Import the converted YouTube video to iMovie
On Mac, launch iMovie, click the 'File' menu, choose the 'Import' submenu from the drop download list, then click 'Movies…' to navigate the program to import the converted YouTube video to iMovie, now you can enjoy the fun of making your own movie.