Bring Blu-ray into iMovie on MacOS (High) Sierra

With lots of Blu-rays in hand, you may want to bring Blu-ray discss into iMovie for editing without losing video quality, how to? It's a common question to numbers of Blu-ray fans. Making a special Blu-ray with iMovie is an amazing idea. Before we've told you about how to import video to iMovie in various popular formats. Here this article i'll explain how to import Blu-ray discs to iMovie (11) on MacOS (High) Sierra step by step for reference.

 

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Part 1: Top Blu-ray to iMovie Converter

Part 2: How to Rip and Import Blu-Ray to iMovie for further editing

Part 3: iMovie Supported Video Formats for Importing

Part 1: Top Blu-ray to iMovie Converter

To use Blu-ray clips in iMovie with ease, the best workaround is to convert Blu-ray to a more editing-friendly format, such an iMovie's Apple InterMediate Codec. Ripping Blu-ray to AIC for iMovie is not a complicated process. Actually, we can acheive the goal with the help of a professional Mac Blu-ray ripper.

Here you could use Dimo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac, a professional and easy-to-use Blu-ray ripper for Mac to complete Blu-ray conversions on iMac or MacBook. Acting as Mac Blu-ray to iMovie converter, it could easily rip and convert Blu-ray to iMovieo compatible videos like AIC. MOV in a few simple clicks, with high quality in Mac (including OS X El Capitan, OS Sierra, OS High Sierra). After the conversion, you can edit your Blu-ray clips in iMovie (iMovie 11) without any troubles.

Besides iMovie, the program can also help you rip Blu-ray for use in any editing application including Adobe Premiere, Avid Media Composer, FCP, Final Cut Express, etc. without quality loss. The Windows version can assist you to convert Blu-ray for editing in Sony Vegas, Windows Movie Maker, Pinnacle Studio, etc. Now just check out the steps below to finish the conversion.

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Part 2: How to Rip and Import Blu-Ray to iMovie for further editing

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Step 1. Load Blu-ray movie

Download the best Blu-ray ripper for iMovie, install and run the Mac app. Insert Blu-ray to disc drive, click the "Add Blu-ray" button to import source Blu-ray. You are allowed to load DVD or add video files like MP4, MKV, AVI, etc. If you only need to rip Blu-ray, please turn to BDmate for Mac which is 65% OFF at Dimo's 1st anniversary special offer.

Note: Pick one audio track and subtitles in the drop-down list of Audio and Subtitles. You are free to preview Blu-ray movie by click the preview Window.

Step 2. Select output format

Choose the suitable output format from the "Select Format" menu, and here choose "Editor > iMovie" as output format for iMovie 08/09/11.

Warm Prompt: Ripping and converting Blu-ray to iMovie for editing is suggested for personal use rather than commercial use.

iMovie video settings

Tip: You can click settings button on the main interface of the Mac Blu-ray Ripper to customize the output parameters, set the resolution or bitrate as you want, you can also keep them as default.

Step 3. Set Output Folder.

Specify output folder on your computer to save the output files. Click the "..." button to choose the path where you want to save the output files in.

Step 4. Convert Blu-ray to iMovie Now.

When the settings are done, click the "Start" button to start Blu-ray to AIC conversion process with best Blu-ray ripper for Mac. And after the conversion task, you can eventually import Blu-ray to iMovie for further movie editing for uploading to YouTube or Facebook.

After you have ripped Blu-ray to iMovie recognized fromats, you are able to import Blu-ray rips to iMovie by following the steps below.

Launch iMovie on your Mac to enter the mani interface, on the top of which lies a menu. Click "File" button to pop up a panel, on which you shall click "Import", and then "Movies" on another pop-up panel. Once "Movies" is clicked, you can freely choose movies file to import. In this case, you should go to the output directory which you set in Step 3 and choose the converted Blu-ray movies for importing Blu-ray to iMovie. After chosen, the Blu-ray now in iMovie compatible video formats will be imported into iMovie. Then you can start movies editing.

Note: If you wanna import Blu-ray to iMovie for iOS to edit Blu-ray movies on iOS iPhone iPad, the first thing is to convert Blu-ray to iPhone iPad iOS devices. So in the output format window, you should choose your iPhone/iPad model under "Apple" from "Device" and then the Blu-ray movies are converted to iPhone iPad formats. After that, you can eventually launch your iTunes and then transfer converted Blu-ray movies from iTunes to iOS iPhone iPad for iMovie video editing on iOS. Check here to get the detailed import Blu-ray to iMovie for iOS guide.

Part 3: iMovie Supported Video Formats for Importing

MPEG-4(.MP4) Also MPEG-4 Part 14 or MP4, a digital multimedia format used to store video and audio, but also store subtitles and still images. It will be the best video format for iMovie, in case you want a smaller video file size.
QuickTime Movie(.MOV) This file format specifies a multimedia container file containing one or more tracks, each of which stores a particular type of data: audio, video, effects, or text (e.g. for subtitles).
MPEG-2 aka H.222/H.262 as defined by the ITU, it is the core of most digital television and DVD formats.
AVCHD Short for Advanced Video Coding High Definition, it is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video.
DV&HDV The format for storing digital video recorded by camcorder. If you want video for better quality, believe it will be the best video format for iMovie as it is uncompressed (or compressed with a lossless format).

 

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