importing clips to iMovie

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  1. bursty macrumors 6502a

    bursty

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    i have a current iMovie project that i imported from a video camera. i also have other video clips that are already on my computer (ie clips i have d/led else where) but when i drag them into the clips window of iMovie, i get no audio...just the video. At first i thought i just had a mute option checked somewhere, but i have checked for hours and cant figure out why i cant get audio to play from the clips i load from other folders. The original clips taken from my video camera work fine, just the other clips that i want to incorporate dont have any audio :confused: any ideas on whats going on?
     
  2. AdamZ macrumors regular

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    Same here!!

    I too have this problem and I have tried and tried to figure this out.
     
  3. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    That's odd because I don't have a problem. I can drag clips captured in Final Cut Express and they come out fine in iMovie. Are you using version 2, 3 or 4?
     
  4. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

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    I believe iMovie can only import clips that are in DV format. Have you converted the clips to DV using the export function in QuickTime? I'm not sure, but you may have to purchase QuickTime Pro to do this.
     
  5. bursty thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hmm i couldnt find an export function in my Quicktime, so im guessing you have to buy Pro. do you know of any other ways to convert clips to DV?
     
  6. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Yes, export to DV is a function that you get when you upgrade to QT Pro.

    Incidentally, are you trying to import mpg files? It sounds like you are. The symptoms you describe are consistent with trying to convert "muxed" mpg files to DV. You'll have to de-mux the file and convert the audio to AIFF before you can import them into iMovie.

    NOTE - iMovie can convert many different video file types to DV. Just drag a video file onto the Clip Window and it'll automatically convert to DV.
     
  7. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

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    If it is an mpeg file you have, search version tracker for bbDEMUX - it's freeware and a quick download. Drag the file onto the program and it will be converted into movie and audio files. Rename the audio file extension as .mp3 and you're good to go.
     
  8. bursty thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    says it cant open clipname.mp3 and is skipping it....? hmmm i have no idea
     

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