iMovie help!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sunfast, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. sunfast macrumors 68020

    sunfast

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    #1
    Hello

    I have a video file I captured from an analogue camcorder using a DVC on my old pc several months ago.

    Anyway, being a mac man now and the proud owner of iLife '06 I wanted to turn it from 2 hours of footage into a snappy looking movie and thought iMovie!

    But trying to import the file gives me this message..

    "The file could not be imported: The file “iMac HD/Volumes/External HD/Video/Sailing/den_helder.mpg” can’t be imported; QuickTime couldn’t parse it: -2048"

    Surely this isn't beyond iMove is it?

    Any help much appreciated
     
  2. Applespider macrumors G4

    Applespider

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    iMovie can't read MPEG2 files. iMovie in iLife 6 can read MPEG4 files though.

    Have a root around the forums - you should find a few suggestions for software to convert your MPEG2 file to a DV format that iMovie will play with.
     
  3. sunfast thread starter macrumors 68020

    sunfast

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    #3
    Thanks for the tip!

    I searched and found ffmpegX which converts loads of video files and does it for free.
     

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