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problem importing clip into imovie project


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I'd really appreciate a bit of advice from you guys. Having recently switched to a mac, I imported some video clips from my old PC and used a program (from the app store) called iVI to convert them to m2ts files. These went into i tunes and will play perfectly through itunes.
The problem is that when I try to drag them into an imovie project (from the music/sound effects option on the right hand side/lower corner of the main imovie screen) it only loads the sound,not the video, onto the project. What is more frustrating is that I did the same thing a couple of weeks ago and it worked fine. Obviously I'm doing something wrong this time but can't think what. Any ideas?
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You have to import the clips from the drop down menu...you cannot drag and drop into iMovie.
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Sorry codda should have said that I've tried that but the clips are greyed out so I can't select them. Will still play on i tunes though.
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M2TS (Mpeg-2 Transport Streams) are not an editable format.

You don't say what format the original clips were in, but here's a list of formats iMovie accepts:

iMovie: Using footage from DV and non-DV sources

Convert your files into one of those formats (I use the free MPEG Streamclip for this).
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