Want to edit Tivo clips in iMovie or FCE for sharing? This step-by-step guide tells you how to import and convert Tivo shows to aic mov format for
iMovie and FCE on Mac OS X ( El Capitan/Yosemite) and Windows 10/8.1/8/7.
If have a TiVo(a digital video recorder), you will probably would like to download some programs, using TiVo Desktop, onto your computer. The thing is, what if you want to import .TiVo files into iMovie/FCE for further editing?
Or may you have some Tivo files stored on your Mac and want to use them on iMovie? Then you'd better convert your Tivo files to iMovie accepted files at first (iMovie compatible file formats: DV, MOV, MP4, M4V and AVCHD etc.). If you temporarily have no idea about what to do, you can take the Tivo to iMovie Mac conversion into consideration which is introduced in the following paragraphs. The conversion is darn easy to be finished with only three clicks without loss of video quality.
Brorsoft Video Converter for Mac is a handy tool to help you complete this in shortest time and perfect quality.
It can generates best editing format/codec for users to use in different NLE apps, such as Adobe Premiere Pro CS4/CS5/CS6, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, iMovie, Final Cut Express, Final Cut Pro 6/7/X, and more. You can also get the Windows version Video Converter to convert TiVo to iMovie/FCE on Windows PC. Download and follow the step-by-step tutorial below.
Download TiVo to iMovie/FCE Converter:
(Note: Click here for OS X 10.5)
How to Convert TiVo recordings to AIC MOV for iMovie/FCE
Step 1. Transfer TiVo recordings to Mac
Before working with TiVo files on Mac OS X, 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.
Step 2. Import TiVo files to TiVo convert program
Launch the utility and here pops up an intuitive interface. Click the "Option" button and go to the TiVo tab to enter the Media Access Key (MAK) for your TiVo videos. Then click the "Add" button to import the .tivo files.
Step 3. Choose a format for iMoive/FCE
Click "Format" drop-down bar to select a proper video format. "iMovie and Final Cut Express > Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC) (*.mov)" is the best compatible video format you need for editing Tivo video in iMovie/FCE.
Tip: This TiVo converter also support customizing video size, bitrate, frame rate and other settings; click "Settings" and change the figure as your needs.
Step 4. Start conversion
After all necessary settings, you can simply click the Convert button to start to encode Tivo videos on Mac OS X for later using with iMovie and Final Cut Express perfectly.
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