H.264 question about Canon EOS T1i

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by akadmon, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. macrumors 68000

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    I'm considering buying Canon's latest DSLR, EOS T1i, which offers HD video recording. The video is recorded in the H.264 format (reportedly
    packaged as Quicktime mov). Is it possible to edit H.264/mov in iMovie 9 (or iMovie HD) and convert it (if necessary) to something that can be saved to DVD and played on an HDTV without significantly degrading quality?
     
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    LethalWolfe

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    You'll have to transcode it into the Apple Intermediate Codec before you can work w/it in iMovie and currently Apple does not support Blu-ray so you'd have to burn an SD DVD if you wanted to use iDVD which will severely impact the quality when viewed on an HDTV. If you have a Blu-ray player you could buy the most recent version of Toast and a Blu-ray burner to make some BR discs to play on your HDTV.


    Lethal
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks, Lethal. So does Toast 10 (Pro) work directly with H.264? The info on Roxio.com only mentions AVCHD. Also, can you recommend a BR burner that works on OS X?
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Last time I checked, iMovie natively supports H.264 video.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    Help with T1i MOV file

    Hi, i've bought a Canon T1i and shot some footage. When I tried to import a MOV file into iMovie08, I couldn't import the file. What should I convert the file to in order to import into iMovie08? BTW I copied move files directly from SD card and file format is in QuickTime H.264 PCM. Thanks.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Not sure about iM08, but I had no problem "importing" to iMHD6 or iM09. I simply dragged the file from the Finder to the Clips area of IM.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    I was able to import the file using import file menu instead of drag and drop. Thanks.
     

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