.avi in iMovie?

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  1. BicyclePunk macrumors regular

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    Just a quick question....Do I have to buy Quicktime to convert an .avi movie so I can edit it in iMovie? Thanks.
     
  2. arn macrumors god

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    Re: .avi in iMovie?

    You have to convert it to a "DV Stream" to work in iMovie.

    Quicktime Pro should do it. If you don't have that there probably are other ways... but that's the easiest.

    arn
     
  3. BicyclePunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Any cheaper....or free...ways? But I guess $30 for QuickTime Pro is worth it...
     
  4. arn macrumors god

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    There may be free ways... I just don't know how offhand...

    The key point is that iMovie takes 'DV Streams' as the video format... so however you can get it into that format... :)

    arn
     
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  6. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    consider that imovie is free.... qt pro is definitely worth it

    very very handy.
     
  7. BicyclePunk thread starter macrumors regular

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    Paid for it last night....Now I just have to figure out how to use iMovie!
     
  8. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Make sure you go to the Apple site for some TUTORIALS on how to use iMovie.

    And don't forget to download the plug-in pack to get the extra transitions and stuff.

    Have fun.
     

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