How to Edit iTunes M4V Movies with iMovie/Final Cut Pro


Q: I want to edit some iTunes movie files with iMovie for a project. But it won’t allow me to import the iTunes videos to iMovie at all. It seems I need to remove the DRM protection from the movies in advance. I tried some iTunes DRM removal tools online but without success. Can you recommend some workarounds to allow me copy iTunes M4V movies to iMovie for editing?

Have you ever met such a problem before? If so, you can follow this article to find out the ultimate solution to edit iTunes M4V movies with iMovie or other video editing software, such as Final Cut Pro/Pro X, etc.

Something About iTunes Movies You Should Know

Before we go ahead, let’s take a brief look at the iTunes movie itself. Unlike the other online movie content, the iTunes movies, includes TV shows, are protected by Apple’s DRM and won’t be authorised to be played on non-Apple devices, even the iMovie or Final Cut Pro. Apple use this way to protect the copy right of the original media content on iTunes store. So if you want to put the DRM-protected iTunes movies to non-Apple-approved devices or software, you should have to strip DRM from iTunes movies firstly. Besides, as the protected iTunes movies are saved in .M4V format, a not commonly used one by most popular devices or players, it’s better to change the protected M4V files to MP4 or other more popular formats.

In this case, TunesKit DRM iTunes M4V Converter is able to offer you the assistance to not only remove DRM lock from iTunes movies but also convert the M4V videos to MP4 with lossless quality. Once the DRM is removed by TunesKit, you can easily import the non-DRM videos to iMovie, Final Cut Pro or other platforms for free.

Tutorial: Convert DRM-ed iTunes M4V Movies to iMovie/FCP

It only takes three steps to remove DRM from iTunes movies and convert the M4V to MP4 by using TunesKit iTunes M4V Converter.

Step 1. Launch TunesKit and add iTunes M4V files to TunesKit by clicking “Add Files” button or via drag and drop.

Step 2. Adjust output folder, audio tracks, subtitles as you like.

Step 3. Start to convert iTunes M4V to MP4 by clicking “Convert” button.

Once the DRM is removed successfully, you can copy the unprotected MP4 videos to iMovie or Final Cut Pro for editing freely.

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