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How to Import iTunes Videos into iMovie or FCP for Further Edit?

Are you a movie addict? Have you ever loved a character or couples from some movie or TV series? Have you made your own videos? Do you like to cut movie from movie, shot from shot, scene from scene, and then add some music and make them into a new video? Like the videos we always watching on YouTube. If you have never tried, then have a try. For Mac users, they mostly chose iMovie or Final Cut Pro to do the steps.

Convert iTunes Videos to iMovie and FCP

Even you have purchased or rented iTunes movies and TV episodes, no matter iMovie or Final Cut Pro you are using, iTunes videos cannot be edited. It's because iTunes purchases and rentals are DRM protected. Therefore, before import videos into iMovie or FCP, we need to remove the DRM protection first. That brings out a question, how to remove DRM protections?

To remove DRM protection, first we need some third-party software. Tune4mac iTunes to iMovie Converter is a professional Mac M4V video converter tool, designed to convert DRM protected iTunes M4V purchases and rentals.

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Here a Tutorial on How to Import iTunes Videos into iMovie or FCP:

1. Download and Launch the program

Download and install the Tune4mac DRM Removal (direct download). Then launch the allocation.

When launching the program, for Mac OS 10.8 Mountain Lion users, you may get the aforementioned error dialog. Then please go to System Preferences -> Security & Privacy, click the lock icon in the lower-left corner and enter your administration name and password. Under "Allow applications downloaded from", select "Anywhere". Then launch and run Tune4mac again.

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2. Add iTunes Videos

Add a DRM-laden purchase or rental by clicking the "Add" button. This will bring up a list of movies or TV episodes in iTunes, and then choose anything you like to convert.

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3. Choose a Format for Your Video

The program provides different video formats. But as we know, iMovie and FCP are both restricted with some certain formats, thus, we need to choose a compatible format with iMovie or FCP.

This program has predefined settings for iMovie and FCP.

If you edit iTunes videos with iMovie, then click Profile -> Apple Software -> Apple Software iMovie

Choose a iMovie and FCP compatible format for your video

4. Set Video Parameters

Avoiding losing image quality during the conversion, we could set up the video size and bitrate to keep the quality high.

Generally, the higher video size is, the higher the bitrate is, the better and clear image will be.

5. Start Conversion

Click the "Convert" button to remove DRM and convert video to compatible format at the same time.

6. Import iTunes Videos into iMovie or FCP

After the conversion, the editors should support the videos. Then open your iMovie or FCP, go to the menu bar, click File -> Import -> Movies.

Import videos into iMovie and FCP

After all, videos from iTunes are now editable. And if you have noticed, you will find out that, the iTunes rental movies are not "rent" any more, without the DRM protection, it won't be expired in one month. Namely, now, you are not only could edit iTunes videos with iMovie or FCP, but also keep iTunes rental videos forever.

Then what? Try Tune4mac iTunes Video Converter Platinum now! To remove the conversion limitation of 1 minute free trial, please purchase the full version ( $69.95 $44.95).

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