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How to Convert MP4 to MOV on Mac

"I downloaded some MP4 videos from online and I want to edit them in iMovie. But it seems that iMovie can't recognize the files. Don't iMovie support MP4? What should I do?"


Have you ever come into the problems like Anny who asked the question online? The problem is that some MP4 format (like MPEG-4 Part 14 and HD MP4) don't work well with Apple products and software.


As the popularity of Apple products, MOV format become one of the most popular video format. The best benefit for Apple enthusiastic fan is that MOV format is highly supported by all Apple series products. So if you have the problem like Anny, you'd better convert MP4 to MOV.


To complete the conversion on Mac, the best solution is Video Converter for Mac. You can esily convert MP4 videos to MOV without quality-loss. Not only convert MP4 files to MOV, you can also convert any video to another format or convert video to your portable devices.

How to convert MP4 to MOV on Mac step-by-step?

This is a guide for Mac users. If you want to convert on Windows OS, you can go to the Video Converter guide for more details.


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Step1. Get MP4 video loaded into the program

Loading files is easy. Choose one method from the below three options.
a. You can click “Add Video” icon to load files.

b. You can click “File” icon on the tool bar to load videos.
c. You can simply drag the selected files in.
After videos are imported into the program, the icons will be shown on the main interface. You can click to preview the video effect.

mac video converter interface

Step 2. Choose MOV as the destination format

You should click the “Output Setting” icon on the main interface to select your output video format. There is a wide option. Here you should choose MOV as your destination format in the “Common” video category. You can also type the format name to find what you need.

mac video converter output format interface

Step 3. 3D conversion

If you have 3D setting requirement, you can click the “3D” icon to set your favorite effect by this program. 


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Step 4. Start the conversion on Mac

After all the settings, you can click “Convert” button to start conversion. Just few minutes, the conversion will be finished and you can enjoy videos smoothly.


mac video converter conversion interface

How to edit video on Mac with the customized features?

Can you find the "Edit" icon on the main interface? Click it and you will get below interface.


mac video converter edit interface


Go to "Trim" section, you can move the sliders on the player bar or input the exact time index by yourself to determine the length.
Go to "Crop" section, move the limiters of the dashed frame on the player window to remove black margins.
Go to "Rotation" section and get horizontal flip or vertical flip, and realize to rotate 90° clockwise or rotate to 90° counter clockwise.
Go to "Effect" section, you can set the favourite brightness, contrast and saturation.
Go to "Watermark" page, you can add both image watermark and text watermark to the videos.


Try to convert MP4 to MOV now or get more info of the Video Converter for Mac:


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