saving quicktime movies in reverse

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  1. macOSX-tastic macrumors 6502a

    macOSX-tastic

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    hi guys,

    anybody know a way to save home quicktime movies in reverse? i am currently using quicktime 7 pro and cannot find a way to do this using iMovie. im helping a mate wtih his coursework, and of course, he doesnt have a mac, and wants me to save files backwards and then transfer them back to his windows PC.

    any input much appreciated
     
  2. generik macrumors 601

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    Reverse as in... the ending becomes the beginning and vice versa?
     
  3. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    You should be able to ... select the clip in iMovie, click "effects", there should be a "Fast/slow/reverse" effect.
     
  4. macOSX-tastic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks, i guess i missed it.

    sound seems to have dissapeared though when i import any movie......can you think of reasons why?
     
  5. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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  6. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Purely out of curiosity, why would you want to reverse movies?
     
  7. kiwi-in-uk macrumors 6502a

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    Try one of these ...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=109066&highlight=imovie+problem+sound

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=966115&#966115

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=968883&#968883

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=970128&#970128

    When iMovie reverses the clip, it often introduces sound artefacts because of the way it reverses the sound (by chopping it into very short sound clips and reversing the sequence of those). I haven't bothered finding a solution for that, but it might involve extracting the audio track and reversing it using another app.

    Good luck.
    Let us know how you get on.
     
  8. macOSX-tastic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks....just going to try them out.

    its not me who wants to reverse the movies.....ask my deranged friend!:D

    ill get back to you
     
  9. kretzy macrumors 604

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    Hmmm....maybe it's like when one plays songs in reverse, there is a secret message that becomes revealed??? :confused: lol
     

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