iMovie/iDVD question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by dopey220, Aug 1, 2006.

  1. dopey220 macrumors 6502

    dopey220

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    So, I'm putting together this DVD. The main video file I have is a 1.2 GB .avi file. I wanted to edit it a little before I put together the menus, etc. in iDVD. I imported the video to iMovie to do the editing, and it got to 99% and then crashed. I haven't tried again since, becaues it took a couple of hours to get that far, and I expect the results will be the same. Any advice?
     
  2. liketom macrumors 601

    liketom

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    i would splt it in chunks and export the chunks to DV iMovie will just load it in seconds

    :)

    ues QT Pro to split and export to DV
    :cool:
     
  3. dopey220 thread starter macrumors 6502

    dopey220

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    How should I go about splitting them, where I want the chapters to change or what? Also, is that program free? If not, is there a free program that can do that?
     
  4. liketom macrumors 601

    liketom

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    once you have the movie in iMovie you can add chapter marks and text and music there,
    once done you can export to iDVD and add your menus - then burn to DVD

    :)

    Sorry forgot - Quicktime Pro will do it

    load avi into QT , then move the sliders at the bottom of movie to where you want to trim , then just copy and create new movie player then paste and then export to DV - repeat for the whole movie and thats it
     

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  5. dopey220 thread starter macrumors 6502

    dopey220

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    Is there a free program I could use to cut up the file before sending it to iMovie?


    EDIT: Just for fun, I tried importing a smaller .avi file into iMovie, and got the same results. Does iMovie just have a problem with .avi files in general? It plays fine in QuickTime. I got a plugin of some sort, and upgraded to the latest version of QT, and the file works just fine if I'm watching it. Is there a free program I could use to convert the file to .mov format before importing to iMovie? Would that even help?
     

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