Converting Quicktime videos to Black and White?

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  1. $MacUser$ macrumors 6502

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    Is there a way to convert a quicktime movie to black or white either through iDVD or quicktime pro?

    Thanks.
     
  2. maya macrumors 68040

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    If I remember correctly from previous version and nothing has changed in this regard with the latest version of QT then you have to export the movie and its a effect that you make the movie into Black and White. :)

    Check the "effects" options. :)
     
  3. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, all I can think of is opening it in iMovie and throwing the 'black and white' effect on it.
     
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    Yep. In QT Pro 7, here's the recipe:

    Open the movie and move the slider thingy to a nice representative frame (this will help when you get to the export options).

    Pick Export.... from the File menu, and click on the Options... button to the right of the Export: menu in the dialog that pops up.

    You now have a Movie settings dialog. Click on the Filter... button up in the Video section.

    Click on the Adjustments triangle and then on the HSL Balance item that appears. There, you can slide the saturation down to zero.
     
  5. $MacUser$ thread starter macrumors 6502

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    very good, thanks much! i just got quicktime pro 7 this evening and despite the fact that i think its a bit overpriced for what you get the features are none the less very handy.
     

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