Q: My AVI plays smoothly in QuickTime, but they “grey out” in the import window, so I couldn’t import to iMovie.
Q: I imported an AVI file to iMovie, but nothing showes up on screen.
Maybe you have problems in importing AVI video to iMovie above? So, here is easy solution to convert AVI to iMovie supported format by using Video Converter for Mac. After covnersion, you can import to iMovie HD, iMovie 07, iMovie 08, iMovie 09 and iMovie 11 without any problems.
Step 1: Import AVI files to Mac Video Converter
Launch the software just downloaded above, drag & drop AVI files to the main interface directly. By the way, batch conversion is also available here, you are allowed to import several files at one time.
Step 2: Choose the output format for iMovie
Select “iMovie” as the output format. The program has already optimized the video settings for iMovie. The output videos could looks great on iMovie.
Step 3: Start AVI to iMovie conversion
Click the “Convert” button and start the conversion. After that, you can import the output files to iMovie (iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08/iMovie HD).
Step 4: Import converted file to iMovie
Launch iMovie, from the File menu, choose Import > movies, navigate to the folder that output AVI videos are saved. Select the files and click “Import”.