Importing Digicam movies in iMovie 5?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Diomedes, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. Diomedes macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I bought a Canon Powershot S1 IS, since it can record video at 30fps. Isn't iMovie 5 supposed to be able to import movies from digital cameras? The Canon saves in AVI format. I was hoping to avoid having to convert them to DV in QuickTime.
     
  2. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    These are iPhoto's import types:


    HDV (720p & 1080i)

    MPEG-4 (Simple Profile)

    iSight

    DV

    DV Widescreen

    But you can also import your video clip into iPhoto 5 and import to iMovie via the media browser, I'm not sure if this is still codec specific, but it's worth a try, otherwise it's QT conversion time... ;)
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    You will probably need a codec that is capable of decoding AVI. The 3ivx and DivX codecs may do the trick.
     

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