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Old Mar 14, 2013, 08:48 PM   #1
cpc12
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iMovie Questions

I recently purchased a time lapse camera.

It creates AVI files.

What is the best type of file to convert it to so it works with iMovie ?

I will need to be able to edit out the night scenes for all the days it recorded.

I did not see a option to do this with iMovie. Is it possible ?

Is there a better application to do this. Maybe one that does not require me to convert from AVI ?

I can't afford final cut.
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 01:48 AM   #2
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Open your avi files with MPEGStreamclip.
http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html

Use the Export to Quicktime option and choose the Apple Intermediate Codec option from the Compression options. iMovie is set up for this.

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I will need to be able to edit out the night scenes for all the days it recorded.

I did not see a option to do this with iMovie. Is it possible ?
When you've imported your video into iMovie, just selected the bits that you need and drag them into a new Project.

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Maybe one that does not require me to convert from AVI ?
Whichever editing app you use, it will either need the avi file converting, or will have to do it itself.
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