converting DV to mpeg

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  1. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

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    does anyone know of a way to convert the footage i get from my digital camcorder into something significantly smaller like mpeg? i have search through the macromors site and can't seem to find any suggestions for this.
     
  2. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    I think you need quicktime pro.
     
  3. live4ever macrumors 6502a

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    What kind of mpeg?

    There's mpeg1 (320x240 - VCD), mpeg2 (720x480 - DVD, 480x480 SVCD), and mpeg4 which can be almost any size and bitrate you want.

    Do you want them to be only playable on your computer or burn them to disc to watch on a TV?
     
  4. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    Can't you just import it into iMovie, then export it as a quicktime movie?
     
  5. Steven1621 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i have quicktime pro. what exactly would i have to do?
     
  6. Steven1621 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i plan to first burn to DVD and then store on my computer for the long term.
     
  7. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    I don't know exactly what you did but you definitely seem to have taken the hardest way. What program did you use to import your footage? Do you have the raw dv files? If you do then simply open in quicktime pro and then select export in the file menu and choose from many different file types. If you dont have quicktime pro you could try ffmpegX

    Good luck.
     
  8. Steven1621 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    it is footage directly off my digi camcorder
     
  9. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    I would go for mpeg4, you can export from finalcut / quicktime / imovie. If you have a large amount of disk space you could make a disk image of the DVD them play it from your HD.

    here is a bit of a tutorial
     

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