"Recently purchased a new macbook pro with 10.7 Lion. It does not have iDVD, so I'm trying iMovie.I have MPG video files from my Sony cam-corder. I've moved them from the camera to my hard drive. When I import these MPGs into iMovie, nothing happens. What's the matter? How can I do?"
This is format compatibility problem, and the same problems may frequently happen, if you import wrong videos to iMovie for editing. iMovie natively don't accept MPG files. Therefore, to transfer MPG files to iMovie, you'd better convert MPG to iMovie compatible MOV or MP4 files.
Here, you can turn to MPG to iMovie Converter which can work with all versions of iMovie like iMovie 08'/09'/11', just feel free to use to to fast convert MPG, MPEG, MPEG-1, MPEG-2 to iMovie readable MOV or MP4 files.
Easy guide to convert MPG files into iMovie
Step 1: Load MPG files
Click "Load Media Files" in "File" menu or directly drag and drop MPG videos to load MPG files to MPG to iMovie Converter
Step 2: Select iMoive as output format
you can directly choose "iMovie" as your output format, which will automatically set the appropriate file format, bit rate, and resolution. You also can simply edit videos with some useful edit functions supplied before conversion.
Step 3: Convert MPG for iMovie
Click "Convert" to begin MPG to iMovie conversion. After that, you can free import MPG files to iMovie without any difficutly.