How to Convert an AVI to MP4 Using iMovie

Save

Using the Quicktime conversion options provided in iMovie, it's quite simple to import a movie in one format and then convert it to another format, including turning an .avi file to a .mp4 -- also called a MPEG-4 video file. Even if you don't have any experience working with the video editing program, you should be able to accomplish this task with little hassle. Depending on the length of your video, the longest part of the process will likely be waiting for the file to save as a Quicktime file.

  • Open iMovie and start a new project by clicking "File" and "New Project." When prompted, give the project a name and direct it to save in the folder of your choosing. Your video will now appear in the Preview pane of iMovie.

  • Click on the video you just imported and drag it down to the Timeline. If you want to make any edits to the video such as adding transitions, music or other effects, use the Effects tabs under the Video Player to add them to the Timeline now.

  • Click "Share" from the top menu of iMovie, then click "Export using Quicktime." A popup menu will appear; click "Export," then choose "Movie to MPEG-4." Give the file a name in the "Save As" window, making sure to leave the .mp4 extension on the end of the file name. Choose the folder you would like your video saved to, and then click "Save."

  • Exit iMovie and open the folder where you saved your new .mp4, to ensure the file is there and saved in the proper format.

  • Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images
Promoted By Zergnet

Comments

Resources

You May Also Like

  • How to Convert Your MP4 to AVI

    The Moving Picture Experts Group's MPEG-4 (MP4) file format appears most often as a video file on portable devices like the Microsoft...

  • How to Convert an MP4 for iMovie

    If you have an MP4 video that you'd like to use in iMovie, you should have no problem importing the footage and...

Related Searches

Check It Out

Geek Vs Geek: Robot battles, hoverboard drag race, and more

M
Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!