Convert VOB Files for Editing in iMovie
You may want to import VOB files to iMovie for editing. However, iMovie doesn’t seem to support .VOB file format. This article just gives you the simple solution to fix the issue.
In fact, that's a common problem. That's because iMovie can't support VOB file format. In order to drop straight VOB files to iMovie 8/9/11 with no rendering, the easy workaround is to transcode VOB clips to Apple InterMediate Codec, which is natively supported by iMovie.
To get the work done, you can take Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac, which is one of the best VOB to iMovie converter tool for you. The program comes with optimized format for iMovie, which enable you to transcode VOB to AIC .mov for using in iMovie directly without any rendering or codec problems. Plus, it also allows you to convert VOB to ProRes for FCP, DNxHD for Avid Media Composer, etc editing with best results. Download it and follow the tutorial below to convert VOB files to iMovie on Mac(Mavericks, Yosemite).
Convert and Import VOB Files into iMovie
Step 1: Download, install the top VOB converter on your Mac. Click Add to import the VOB recordings to the program for converting.
Tip: Check the “Merge into one” box, you can join several .ts files together.
Step 2: You can directly choose the preset- iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) for iMovie which has been supplied by the converter. The Mac program has some simple edit functions like cropping, splitting, add effects, etc.
Step 3: Click “Settings” button if you’d like to customize advanced audio and video parameters like Video Codec, aspect ratio, bit rate, frame rate, Audio codec, sample rate, audio channels.
Step 4: Click convert button to start encoding VOB to AIC .mov for working with iMovie on Mac.
After the conversion, click the "Open" button to get the output files and then launch iMovie, choose File > Import > Movies…, to import the converted VOB video into iMovie; prepare for editing.
With the VOB to iMovie converter, you can easily encode VOB files to iMovie for editing. This software runs fast, so you can convert your source VOB footages to iMovie(11) in less time, and video and audio synchronization is perfectly guaranteed.
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