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

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    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.

    Help!?
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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

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    This is a handy little app that any Mac user working with video should have:

    ffmpegX

    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

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    Oops!

    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

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    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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