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How to easily convert HTC to iMovie for editing?

How to I convert HTC to iMovie videos? OK, so I shot some videos with my HTC EVO phone and I’d like to do some editing in iMovie but it doesn’t seem that the format is supported. When I uploaded the videos to my Mac computer, I figured out the EVO produced .3GP files. Do I have to convert the video to some kind of formats? How?


iMovie only supports several kinds of video files, such as MP4 and MOV. If you want to edit other formats of videos in iMovie, you will have to convert them to iMovie friendly format. So as HTC EVO video files. 3GP cannot be understood by iMovie, which means you will have to convert HTC to iMovie compatible formats. Video Converter for Mac is a program which helps you convert HTC video to iMovie MP4/MOV videos. And, you can convert multiple videos at once. This article aims at the step by step guide on converting HTC to iMovie on Mac OS X (Snow Leopard and Lion included).


Step-by-step Guide to Convert HTC to iMovie on Mac


Download and install Video Converter for Mac

First of all, download Video Converter for Mac on your Mac computer and install it by following the set-up wizard.


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Import Video Files to the Program

Now you may want to add your HTC videos to the program by clicking on File button. If you haven’t uploaded the video to your Mac, navigate to the DCIM folder in your SD Card, and find your movie within that folder and import them to this HTC to iMovie converter.



Select Output Format

Select the right output file format from the Format drop-down list. Video Converter for Mac lets you convert videos to all popular video files and multimedia devices, including iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, PSP, Mobile Phone, etc. Here you may select iMovie (from Apple Software option) directly as the output.



Convert HTC to iMovie

Should you have done all necessary setting, click on Start button to get started the HTC video to iMovie video conversion. Now Video Converter for Mac will get into the task right away.

Once the conversion is finished, click on Find Target button to get the converted MP4 video files and import them to iMovie for editing.


1. Actually, Video Converter for Mac is also able to editing videos. If you want to edit videos before converting, click the button like a scissors and a new window will pop up where you do some editing to your videos. Here you can do a few things: clip, crop, adjust effects, add watermarks, etc.

2. If you want to combine several files into one single file, click in the box before “Merge into One file” and you will get one file when the conversion is done.