.mov file not importing correctly...

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jmsait19, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. jmsait19 macrumors 6502

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    let me start off by saying i'm not a pro video editor... that being said, i'm not trying to do pro things here either...

    to the issue!

    i have this .mov file. about 20 minutes long. i find that i can drag it in to iDVD and make a DVD of it pretty easily. this is fine, and may have to work, but i want to cut it into a couple different pieces, because it has a couple different "scenes".

    i have tried two different processes (if there is a third and easier one please alert me)

    iMovie - i opened iMovie and began to import the file. to import a 20 minute .mov it was going to take close to an hour. this seems unnecessarily long. like extremely uncessarily long. but like i said i don't know a ton about these things so maybe thats normal. but on a C2D MBP it seems that this should move along a little quicker...

    Final Cut Pro - i opened a new file in FCP and imported the file. this went very fast but only imported about two minutes of the file. i tried dragging and dropping the file onto the browser window and the same thing happened. very strange results. i looked through the settings and menus and couldn't really figure anything out...

    Can anyone explain to me what exactly is going on here? am i doing something wrong? wrong format? wrong process? wrong setting?

    Thanks as always,

    Jason
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I'd say that your best bet is to convert that .mov file to a DV file. This will be handled better in iMovie (and FCP, for that matter).

    What is the source of this video? The .mov format is a container that can hold a variety of video/audio information, so we'll need to know a little bit more about this particular case.
     
  3. jmsait19 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It was a file on DVD given to me from someone needing a couple copies made. When I put it in it shows up as EasyShare which makes me think it was recorded on a Kodak EasyShare camera (I think they make those...)

    Anyways, I'll do a search for a good converter from .mov to DV... but feel free to post one if you know it.
     
  4. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    If you just want to make copies, you don't need to go through the trouble of FCP or even iMovie. Just burn a new DVD from the Finder, or Toast if you've got it.
     

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