Convert FRAPS clips for iMovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by :DRS:Church, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. :DRS:Church macrumors newbie

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    ok how about this,,, I have making/recording movies with FRAPS while playing BF2 on my PC. I have all the footage I need now comes time to edit it. So I transfer a couple clip to my mac and all i get is audio. The clips show up as AVI files. I dont need the audio as I will be using music for the background. So I guess I need an app that will convert these clips to something iMovie can use, any ideas? Ohh yeah it needs to be free.

    Thanks Church
     
  2. 7on macrumors 601

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    What codec does FRAPS encode with? odds are you can just download a codec for quicktime and it'll work. If it's a Windows Media format you'll have to pay to use it in iMovie unfortunately. Most other codecs are free though.
     
  3. :DRS:Church thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think its some kind of propritary codec. I just spent 2 hours with movie maker,,,I could just shoot myself in the face,,,
     
  4. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    It's probably DivX.
    EDIT:
    This is on FRAPS' FAQ.
     
  5. :DRS:Church thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok here is an easy fix, I just exported the clip to my DV camera and then reimported them into iMovie. Then I had more options for vid format. YouTube dont like WMV files. Anyway heres the movie if ya wanna see it. Its very average to say the least.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzH0c05E-zc
     
  6. Ultimatelox macrumors newbie

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    The best conversion program I've come across is ffmpegx it recognizes almost any video file and can export as damn near any format you can get it at http://homepage.mac.com/major4/
     

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