Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 6, 2007, 05:03 AM   #1
XheartcoreboyX
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Quicktime PRO Edits videos in seconds! How??

so i purchased QuickTime Pro .. and im tottaly shocked !!

i grap the markers on the both sides and choose a part-a BIG part- of the playing video..then "trim to selection" and saved the video...and it took like less than 2 min and the video is saved with high quality !!??



whats the secret behind that??

in iMovie it takes like FOREVER !!

can someone please explain this to me ??

thanks !!
__________________
LifeStyle: Macbook Unibody 2.4ghz/256MB vRAM/4GB RAM/250GB HDD/OS X 10.6.2
Mac fan kid since:31/July/07 VERY pleased
XheartcoreboyX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2007, 05:18 AM   #2
sammich
macrumors 601
 
sammich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sarcasmville.
It is a very useful feature, combine with frame by frame skipping, it's totally invaluable.

The trimming feature is simply like cropping a photo. Select the part you want, copy it, make a new file, save it. It will save it the original encoding (audio, video, subtitles, etc.).

iMovie always re-encodes it. Ie: small, medium, large etc. So there is the overhead of converting the video.
__________________
Official MR IRC
Slow news day? Never fear, Digitimes is here. Serving up free hits for techblogs everywhere.
sammich is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2007, 05:50 AM   #3
XheartcoreboyX
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by sammich View Post
It is a very useful feature, combine with frame by frame skipping, it's totally invaluable.

The trimming feature is simply like cropping a photo. Select the part you want, copy it, make a new file, save it. It will save it the original encoding (audio, video, subtitles, etc.).

iMovie always re-encodes it. Ie: small, medium, large etc. So there is the overhead of converting the video.
thanks alot !!

thats tottaly useful ,,

so the result video will be the exact same quality as the original ??!!
__________________
LifeStyle: Macbook Unibody 2.4ghz/256MB vRAM/4GB RAM/250GB HDD/OS X 10.6.2
Mac fan kid since:31/July/07 VERY pleased
XheartcoreboyX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2007, 05:57 AM   #4
l33r0y
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Yes, it is not re-encoding it.
__________________
Mac Mini C2D
l33r0y is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2007, 06:12 AM   #5
XheartcoreboyX
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Well, i got a question ,,

what if i want to join 2 videos together(like cd1 + cd2 of a movie) ..

can i choose to add the next video after the first ends ??
__________________
LifeStyle: Macbook Unibody 2.4ghz/256MB vRAM/4GB RAM/250GB HDD/OS X 10.6.2
Mac fan kid since:31/July/07 VERY pleased
XheartcoreboyX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2007, 06:38 AM   #6
motulist
macrumors 68040
 
motulist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Is it actually trimming the video file, or just placing a new start-time and end-time marker in the video file? Meaning, if you have a 1 hour 600 mb movie and crop it down to 1 minute, will it now be a 60 mb file, or still a 600 mb file?
motulist is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2007, 06:46 AM   #7
XheartcoreboyX
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by motulist View Post
Is it actually trimming the video file, or just placing a new start-time and end-time marker in the video file? Meaning, if you have a 1 hour 600 mb movie and crop it down to 1 minute, will it now be a 60 mb file, or still a 600 mb file?
The result video is smaller in size ..

in my case i trimmed a music video (74mb / 00:4:10 ) and what i got is (63.6mb / 00:3:38 ) ..

what kinda excites me is that the result video is ".mov" the original is ".avi" ..does it really matter ??
__________________
LifeStyle: Macbook Unibody 2.4ghz/256MB vRAM/4GB RAM/250GB HDD/OS X 10.6.2
Mac fan kid since:31/July/07 VERY pleased
XheartcoreboyX is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2007, 06:49 AM   #8
sammich
macrumors 601
 
sammich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sarcasmville.
Quote:
Originally Posted by XheartcoreboyX View Post
Well, i got a question ,,

what if i want to join 2 videos together(like cd1 + cd2 of a movie) ..

can i choose to add the next video after the first ends ??
It works like select/copy does in preview. Simply place the braces around the part you want (or you can press command-a for select all), then make a new movie (command-n) then paste. The pointer is where the pasted section will go, so you can paste the two movie sections in any order.

Quote:
Originally Posted by motulist View Post
Is it actually trimming the video file, or just placing a new start-time and end-time marker in the video file? Meaning, if you have a 1 hour 600 mb movie and crop it down to 1 minute, will it now be a 60 mb file, or still a 600 mb file?
I guess it will be in proportion to the length of the cut section (not precisely, but very close). So a cutting 1 min out of a 100 min movie (1000 mb) will make it a 10 meg movie.
__________________
Official MR IRC
Slow news day? Never fear, Digitimes is here. Serving up free hits for techblogs everywhere.
sammich is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2007, 06:52 AM   #9
sammich
macrumors 601
 
sammich's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Sarcasmville.
Quote:
Originally Posted by XheartcoreboyX View Post
The result video is smaller in size ..

in my case i trimmed a music video (74mb / 00:4:10 ) and what i got is (63.6mb / 00:3:38 ) ..

what kinda excites me is that the result video is ".mov" the original is ".avi" ..does it really matter ??
.avi is simply a container file for movies, like .mov is for QT and .mkv is for open source.

I used to have a problem with .mkv movies playing in VLC, so all i do now is opening it QT Pro, when save it when it has read the entire movie (QT does this to .kv movies for some reason). It saves it as .mov and it plays fine everywhere.
__________________
Official MR IRC
Slow news day? Never fear, Digitimes is here. Serving up free hits for techblogs everywhere.

Last edited by sammich; Nov 6, 2007 at 07:03 AM.
sammich is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 6, 2007, 01:51 PM   #10
theBB
macrumors 68020
 
theBB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by XheartcoreboyX View Post
what kinda excites me is that the result video is ".mov" the original is ".avi" ..does it really matter ??
If you want to watch a .mov file, you'd probably need QuickTime to be installed. No problem on Macs, but not every Windows machine might have it.
theBB is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Applications > Mac Applications and Mac App Store

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Will Macbook Pro 13 inch i5 be suitable for HD video editing? iLeW MacBook Pro 8 May 17, 2011 10:16 PM
Can I add a Windows only editing card in Mac Pro?? Cmd-the-World Mac Pro 8 Feb 7, 2011 01:21 PM
Is Quicktime Pro editing lossless wysinawyg Digital Video 2 Nov 26, 2009 11:24 AM
Videos in Second Display courtnej iPod 1 Sep 12, 2009 09:44 AM
Editing Videos in QuickTime Pro and .mov Extension? TheSpaz Digital Video 7 Feb 19, 2007 11:13 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:38 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC