Summary: With this powerful converter, you can also convert TiVo files for video editing software such as iMovie. Let's check it OUT!
Q: TiVo to iMovie
“What is the best/easiest way to get a .tivo file into iMovie for editing? I figure a conversion is needed. I tried VLC to make a .mov file without luck (don't know how to set up the output specs).”
We all know the TV shows can be recorded into TiVo files with the help with TiVo Desktop software; it’s much more convenient for us to playback, but the fact is that video in .tivo format is not ideal for playback on computer, not to mention editing TiVo with iMovie, FCP, FCE, etc NLE systems on Mac OS X. Well, no worry. There is an easy way to fix it, namely, converting TiVo to a Mac compatible format like .mov. Brorsoft TiVo Converter Mac is the best tool help you accomplish the goal.
How to Convert TiVo recordings for editing in iMovie smoothly
Step 1. Load TiVo files
Drag & drop TiVo files to the program directly. Or go to the "File" menu, choose "Add Video" to locate the TiVo files you want to add. You can add several files to do batch conversion.
Tip: When first loading, this TiVo Converter will ask you to input your Media Access Key. Simply enter your Media Access Key, and click "OK" to confirm.
Step 2. Select the output format
You can choose iMovie/FCE --> Apple InterMediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov) as the output format. The output video can be imported to iMovie 11/iMovie 09/iMovie 08 directly.
Step 3. Start TiVo to iMovie conversion on Mac
Click the "Convert" button to start the TiVo to AIC conversion. Just in a few minutes, you make it.
After the conversion, click “Open” to locate the result videos and then launch iMovie, choose File > Import > Movies…, to import the converted TiVo movie into iMovie; prepare for editing. You will find that it’s just a piece of cake to edit TiVo files in iMovie.
1. If you haven’t got your TiVo recordings ready installed on your hard drive, you need to first transfer TiVo video to your Mac. The best way is to download the free TiVo Desktop software for Mac and transfer Tivo TV shows and movies to Mac. Note: TiVo Desktop software for Mac reads MPEG-2 and .tivo files only.
2. This TiVo to iMovie Converter provides you with some useful edit functions cropping, trimming, adding watermark, attaching subtitles for pre-editing your video files so that you can simplify your iMovie editing.
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