Hassle free WMV video conversion for iMovie

At work we often need to convert recordings from usability tests for a presentation. Unfortunately, camcorders often record in a format, not-compatible with iMovie, which is a preferred quick-and-dirty editing tool.

We tried many options for converting, but found YouTube to be the absolut best option.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Download camera recordings from your camcorder
  2. Upload to youtube, note that multi-file upload is possible
  3. Remeber: upload as private videos if it contains confidential material
  4. Let YouTube convert and process your videos.
  5. Go to your YouTube video manager
  6. Right click on each uploaded
  7. Click on download as MP4 video

Now your videos are ready for editing in iMovie.