How to create DVD clips on Mac and import DVD into iMovie

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iMovie, part of iLife bundle stick on Mac, is famous known as a video editting tool. iMovie can edit high definition videos from camera and share on web like YouTube or play on iPod touch and so on. Also, you can follow this manual to edit other formats video (MOV, FLV, WMV, MKV, AVI, VOB, MPEG, IFO, DAT, ASF) in iMovie.

And, how to import DVD into iMovie and create DVD clips into iMovie?

Here is an tip on how to import NON-Commercial DVD into iMovie. But for Commercial DVDs, you can not import them into iMovie directly.

If you want to import commerciral DVD into iMovie, you need wondershare DVD Ripper for Mac to rip DVD to iMovie supported MP4 video, the Mac DVD Ripper can help you to make some clips from DVD to MP4 on Mac. It also can rip DVD to AVI, convert DVD to 3GPP, and extract audio from DVD to MP3, etc. You can follow this guide to create DVD clips on Mac and convert DVD to iMovie MP4.

Some tips below.

Tip 1: Output format selection for iMovie
Output formats listed in 'Format' of DVD Ripper for Mac. To be compatible with iMovie, you can choose MPEG-4 Movie, if you want the best quality for the output MP4 video, Apple TV H.264 1280*720 is recommended. Additional formats such as iPod MP4, iPod Touch MP4, iPhone 3G MP4, PSP\PS3 MP4, QuickTime MOV, AVI, MKV, MP3 etc.

Tip 2: Video Settings on Mac
If you want to customize the output video quality, you can click the “Settings” button to open the Settings window and set video resolution, frame rate, bit rate, encoder, etc. You can set audio resolution, frame rate, bit rate and encoder on the “Settings” interface.

Tips 3: Merge into one fileIf you want to join the selected titles, chapters or clips into one file, check “merge into one file” option. Set an output directory to save the output files.

Put the converted MP4 videos into iMovieOpen iMovie and choose File->Import Movies to import the converted Mp4 video. And then you can edit the movie according to your needs.

Interface of iMovie

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