imovie, 7gb free but not enough for a 74mb clip?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by 840quadra, Dec 23, 2005.

  1. 840quadra Moderator

    840quadra

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    I am stumped.

    I have downloaded a few keynotes, and wanted to put one of them that I hadn't yet seen on my iPod 5g. I have been using iMovie on my G5 to copy such videos into a new imovie project, then convert it down to a ipod compatible file.

    My iBook currently has 7gb free on the drive were i want to create the iMovie project, but it tells me there is not enough free space on my drive to add a 74mb clip into my empty project. In other words, iMovie is saying I need more then 93 times the total disk space a 74mb file takes, in order to add it to my project :confused:

    Is there some switch, tool, cache or buffer setting I can change to allow me to copy this QT file in?

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    I think it's because when you import any type of video into iMovie, it changes it to raw .dv format, which takes up a enormous amount of space.
     
  3. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    If you have quicktime Pro, there is an option to convert any movie that quicktime can play to a format for the iPod. If you don't have Pro, there is a program, iSquint, which is free and does the same thing. Sure seems a lot easier to me then opening up iMovie every time.
     
  4. 840quadra thread starter Moderator

    840quadra

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    I have Pro, I didn't see that option. I will give it a try..

    Thanks,

    840
     
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  6. buryyourbrideau macrumors 65816

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    i would say to use iSquint.

    the best at doing the conversion IMO
     

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