If you are trying without any success to save a Quicktime.mov file of an Apple Keynote presentation and then load it into iMovie. The file would be grayed out when you tried to import it, or the output .mov file has no audio, transition, effects, even though you did add them. Many Mac users who use iWork to do presentation or intro may go through the painful experience. Here is a workaround to solve the problem instantly.
According to official Apple iMovie specification, iMovie can recognize Quicktime.mov, H.264, MPEG-4(.MP4), DV and AVCHD file (Intel processor-only) natively. The problem that you are unable to import .mov file to keynote may have been the lack of necessary codecs installed on your Mac, the problem could also because of the unstable of the keynote system.
A simple yet competent program called keynote mov to imovie converter for Mac can be used here to help you convert/import keynote .mov/.key video file into iMovie( DV and MPEG-4) formats for editing and then transferring keynote video to iPhone/iPod/iTune/Apple TV.
Keynote to iMovie can also help you add youtube flv video to Keynote, upload youtube video to keynote on Mac. The program supports extract audio track from video and import mp3, flac,aac and m4a audio file to keynote on Mac. Just feel free to download a trial copy of keynote mov to imovie converter on Mac to run a test, you’ll need it.
Key features of Keynote mov to imovie converter for Mac:
import Keynote presentation to iMovie on Mac
Convert a variety of video/audio file to Keynote compatible
Manage almost all video and audio files to
Video: QuickTime.mov, avi , mpg, wmv, vob, 3gp, mov, asf, flv, rm, rmvb, mp4, mkv, tod, mod.
Audio: mp3, wav, m4a, aac, ac3, aiff, amr, flac, wma, mka, mp2.
Powerful video editing function:
Crop: crop out unnecessary part like black sides in the frame, the subtitles, credits.
Trim: define the time to have a specified part of video files to be converted.
Rotate: view the video upside down, in a horizontal or vertical way.
Merge: merge different files into one.
Batch mode support
you can load as many and different video/audios as you like at one time.
Manage to transfer video to various portable devices:
iPod, iPhone, Blackberry, Creative Zen, Sony PSP, iRiver, Zune ,Apple TV, iTunes
Mac users: Avoid Keynote 09 for Flash
Posted in Tools by Cathy Moore on 11 May 2009
Some questions from blog readers have alerted me to the fact that when Apple “upgraded” Keynote 08 to create Keynote 09, they removed the ability to export slideshows as interactive Flash files. I’ve written a bit on this blog about how great it is that you can export from Keynote to Flash but…now you can’t! So:
If you currently have Keynote 08, don’t upgrade.
If you’re new to the Mac, you’ll get iWork 09 by default, which contains the unfortunate Keynote 09. You could buy iWork 08 through eBay or a similar outlet. Current prices appear to be $16-55.
Some posts in discussion forums suggest that you can export Keynote 09 slideshows as QuickTime files and then save those as Flash, but apparently you lose all interactivity, so there’s no point.
Step by Step instruction on how to import keynote to iMovie on Mac
Step 1. Download and install keynote mov file to iMovie converter on Mac.
Step 2. Export Keynote file to QuickTime.mov on Mac
Step 3. Load the .mov clips to convert into the imovie on Mac
Step4. Select MPEG-4, DV or MPEG-2 as output format
Step5. Hit convert button to convert keynote presentation mov fle to iMovie.
Tips : Please don’t think Keynote Movie to iMovie Converter is only a video converter for Mac and video player, it can also help you to make your own movies before importing to iMovie with the built-in video editing functions, you can cut your movies to several pieces, merge a bunch of files into a single file, apply special effect to the movie or do other advanced settings as well.