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How to import videos from JVC Camera into iMovie?

How to import video from JVC into iMovie for editing? So I have a JVC Everio HDD Camera and I shot some videos with it. Now I am trying to get the .TOD files off it into iMovie. It simply doesn't work. I have tried everything I can think of from simply changing them to .mpeg or .mp4 or .avi files, but nothing works. I can watch the files with VLC but they won't go into iMovie! Anyone Help?


Generally speaking, JVC produces videos in TOD or MOD format which may not be imported into iMovie directly. iMovie works mainly for MP4, MOV and M4V file formats. So if you converted JVC videos into one of these formats, you should have no problem importing them into iMovie for editing. However, you should note that by rename the extension from .mod or .tod to .mp4 won't work. That's why we use a professional JVC Video Converter - Video Converter for Mac. By using this professional program, you can easily convert and import JVC videos into iMovie. Check out the step-by-step guide below and learn the tips right away.


Step-by-step Guide on Converting JVC Video to iMovie for Editing

Before getting started, here we download and install Video Converter for Mac which is specially designed for Mac users to convert any videos on Mac OS. By using it, you can easily convert and get JVC Videos onto iMovie. (iMovie '11, '09, '08, HD supported.)


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Upload JVC Footage onto Mac

If you haven't done so, use either USB or FireWire cable to import the JVC videos onto your desktop.


Add JVC Video Clips

Then launch the JVC Video Converter for Mac, drag your JVC files into the program. The successfully imported files will be listed on the left. On the right interface, the built-in video player lets you preview the videos in real-time.



Select Output Format

After imported files, we are gonna select a file format for iMovie. By clicking on the format icon right next to the video thumbnail, here you can choose almost any format you need. To make things easier, you can select iMovie directly as the output. To do so, Video Converter for Mac will automatically convert JVC videos to iMovie formats.



Convert Video to iMovie

Then it's about time to do the real conversion. Click on "Start" button on the right lower corner and the program will now begin the JVC video to iMovie format converting process. Video Converter for Mac supports conversion on Mac OS X, Snow Leopard and Lion.

Once the conversion is finished, you can find the converted video files and transfer and import them into iMovie for editing. If you have other videos that aren't compatible with iMovie, use the help of Video Converter for Mac. iMovie '11, iMovie '09, iMovie '08 and iMovie HD are all supported.


1. Video Converter for Mac is capable of 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.