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Convert Video_TS folder to Edit in iMovie

iMovie is an entry-level video editing software on Mac. People who just want to create some personal fantastic videos to upload to YouTube, iMovie is enough for them with the current video editing functions. However, iMovie has limited input video formats. It only accepts DV, HDV, AVCHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, h.264, some, but not all, varieties of MP4,MOV. If you have some Video-TS folder files and want to import them into iMovie for editing, iMovie won't read the VOB files in Video-TS folder.

"Old home movies VHS tape copied to DVD disc, now copied folder named VIDEO_TS to Mac desktop.  It contains a load of files with VOB IFO BUP extensions. What do I do now to enable me to import to iMovie in order to edit?"

VIDEO_TS files are one of the main folders in a DVD's contents. You can usually view the Video_TS files on your computer and DVD players.When you try to import Video-TS folder to iMovie for editing, you'll find out that all VOB files in the Video_TS folder are just greyed out cause VOB is not supported by iMovie. To edit VOB files in Video-TS in iMovie (no matter iMovie HD, iMovie 08, iMovie 09, or iMovie 11), you have to convert Video-TS VOB files to iMovie supported format first.

Best Application to Convert Video-TS to iMovie

Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac is strongly recommended here, as the most powerful video converter, to help you convert Video-TS to iMovie supported format. Firstly, it supported convert various video files to iMovies such as Video-TS folder, Tivo, DJI Mavic Pro 4k video, ASF, MP4, MKV, AVI, VOB, MTS, etc. Secondly, Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac exports iMovie supported H.264 video in MP4, MOV, especially, it outputs iMovie optimized MOV AIC codec video.

* More than 180+ video and audio input and output

* Convert video files at high speed without losing the quality

* Add special effects and other trim/crop/split/merge editing tasks

* Rip Blu-ray and DVD discs to iMovie

* Convert Video-TS folder, VOB, MTS videos to iPhone, iPad and also send to Internet sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Vimeo.

* Fully compatible with macOS Sierra, El Capitan, Yosemite, etc.

Convert Video-TS VOB to iMovie on Mac

Step 1: Load Video-TS fodler

Run the Video_TS Converter Mac and click “Load DVD” to import the VIDEO_TS files you want to convert. As you see, Blu-ray and DVD disc, ISO/IFO files are all well supported. You can also use the drag-and-drop method to load your MXF, MP4, AVI,| WMV, etc media files to the application UI. 

load Video-TS folder

Step 2: Choose iMovie format

Choose an output format for iMovie. Click the Format icon to open the format list. Then select iMovie and Final Cut Express -> Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC)(*.mov), as the output format to get videos with optimized settings for iMovie

iMovie format

Tip: If you like, you can click “Settings" to change the video encoder, resolution, frame rate, etc. Remember bitrate higher results in big file size, and lower visible quality loss. 

Step 3: Start Video-TS to iMovie conversion

 When all the settings are fine, click the “Convert” button to start converting your Video_TS folder to optimized AIC .mov video files for iMovie.

When then conversion completes, click the Open button to get the ripped video files. Launch iMovie and click File > Import > Movies to import the converted videos to iMovie for further editing.

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