MPEG-2 Movies

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by cgratti, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. cgratti macrumors 6502a

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    What program can convert a MPEG-2 movie to an MPEG-4? I have an MPEG-2 Camcorder I need to convert to MPEG-4 to edit in iMovie.
     
  2. Lacero macrumors 604

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    MPEGStreamClip and DVDxDV can convert MPEG2 to DV for editing within iMovie. Are you sure you want to edit MPEG4 in iMovie?

    Here's to the Crazy Ones [​IMG]
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    Maybe he's from the near future and is using iMovie HD 6. ;)

    [I suspect/hope iLife '06 will remove the need for input to iMovie to be from firewire and/or DV]

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  4. danny_w macrumors 601

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    If you convert to Mpeg-4 and then import into iMovie, isn't iMovie going to convert again to DV? Seems like a lot of conversion...
     
  5. cgratti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I am new to this stuff, converting from digital photography to movie making.. LOL

    I bought a camcorder that records in MPEG-2 (JVC 20GB HARD DRIVE MODEL), I want to edit my films in iMovie or Final Cut Pro, but someone told me that MPEG2 isnt supported, so what is the best route to be able to edit my movies...??
     
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  7. cgratti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I got all that I need, thank you everyone for your patience and help here...

    A+ service on this forum!
     
  8. theBB macrumors 68020

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    I thought ffmpegX would convert from MPEG-2 into DV or MPEG-4 easily. It is free and opensource as well. (Sorry, I never had to do such a conversion myself, so I may be missing something.)
     
  9. cgratti thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    UPDATE:

    The camera came with software to cinvert it to the format I need to edit. Pretty good quality for a $600 camera too, and the best part there are NO tapes to rewind it has a 20GB Hard Drive.
     

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