The horror or Codecs (AVI in iMovie?)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Tennor, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. Tennor macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2006
    Why oh why can't all video be the same...

    Anyway, I have a Pentax Optio S5z, and I love the little camera. I also have an iMac G5.

    My little camera can record video, up to 45 min in length. When I import the video to my computer they are this format:

    Microsoft IMA ADPCM, Mono, 22.050 kHz
    Microsoft ISO MPEG-4 V1.1, 640 x 480, Millions

    And it's packaged as an AVI.

    How can I convert this so it will import into iMovie? I want to edit my video clips togeth in iMovie.

    I have quicktime pro, and I tried DivX but it didn't seem to work, and it corrupted one of my files already.

  2. MRU macrumors demi-god


    Aug 23, 2005
    Have you tried exporting them as DV via quicktime pro's export feature?
  3. jimthorn macrumors 6502a


    Apr 24, 2003
    Huntington Beach, CA, USA
    This is a handy little app that any Mac user working with video should have:


    It can convert video files to a variety of formats, including DV. It's shareware, but you can try it for free.
  4. Tennor thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2006

    Exporting as a DV file looked like it was working. The video on the new DV files looks great, but there is NO audio.

    Any other suggestions?
  5. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a


    Jul 9, 2005
    The town without George Bailey
    Can the footage be imported as DV into iMovie and then exported in quicktime format? I don't have a DVD burner, so that's what I usually do with my video.

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