Helmet Cam and .avi files converting/importing?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by roland.g, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. roland.g macrumors 603

    roland.g

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    I'm looking at getting a Oregon Scientific ATC-2K Helmet Cam which records/stores .avi files on SD cards. According to their site they are M-JPEG - motion jpegs, but I contacted tech support and they said it outputs .avi files. They also said it works with iFilm on a Mac which I tried to correct them that it is iMovie.

    Will I need to/be able to use something like Visual Hub or preferably a freeware to convert the .avi files to DV for iMovie or will iMovie be able to import and convert them as it does quicktime clips. I doubt that I can import directly from the card in iMovie as if it was a camcorder but am supposing I can drag and drop the files off the card.

    Anyone have any experience with this, possibly even their cameras. I know the ATC-1000 was supposedly not Mac compatible and was only 15fps 640x480 whereas the new ATC-2000 is and does 30fps 640x480.
     
  2. NTJetboater macrumors member

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    avi's

    I have a few helmet cams and yes Imovie will import avi's no problem. But I use minidv not the sd cards. I have captured a ton of avi's on a pc then transferred them to mac with no issues.
     
  3. Danksi macrumors 68000

    Danksi

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    I've had to convert some troublesome .avi files to MPEG4 in the past, to work in iMovie etc, using:-

    http://www.isquint.org/
     

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