iMovie is a powerful videos editing software sold by Apple Inc. for apple devices such as iPhone, iPod, iPad and so on. If you love customizing movies, this software is really good for you to make you personal movies conveniently. Especially the launch of iMovie'11, users can even edit AVCHD Lite at ease. But this article will focus on how to import one of the most common video formats—AVI to iMoviefor editing.
AVI is one streaming media format which is commonly used on Internet with high video quality and not very large volume, so it is easy to transmit through internet. Some camera record videos at AVI format such as Canon Powershot, Samsung, RCA, Panasonic, Flip Mino etc.
What is AVI AVI is a file container for both audio and video content that allows synchronous audio-with-video playback. It can hold any valid combination of audio and video compression formats supported by the system in use.
Why need to convert AVI to iMovie As is known to us, not all audio and video compression formats are supported by iMovie '08/'09. iMovie only read AVI that both the audio and the video were compressed using a codec that iMovie can use. If iMovie can't recognize your AVI video files, it's because the codec used to create the AVI file is not supported by iMovie.