Which Program Can I Use To Create Home Made Videos ala Youtube?

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  1. Afro1989 macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, this is a very beginner-type question. I was wondering what program is used to create simple movies such as this one. I have recorded myself playing Xbox 360 onto a DVD using a DVD recorder and I was wondering how I can use this video on my Mac and edit it and put it on the net. There has to be a simple solution to this but I've never dealt with movie editing before on computers. Thanks so much!
     
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  3. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, but I have no idea where to start after opening iMovie HD. How can I import the DVD I created of me playing Xbox 360 into the program? Is there some type of tutorial or something because it looks like I can only import video from a camera. Thanks.
     
  4. question fear macrumors 68020

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    imovie will definitely work, I was able to upload video taken with my treo to youtube using imovie...if i could do it anyone can. :)
     
  5. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just don't know how to import my DVD into iMovie. Is it supposed to be a certian format or something because when I import it nothing happens. Here is what my DVD looks like that I want to import. I'm really confused right now. :confused:

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  6. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Oh great. Video_TS files.
    You shot this video with a camera that writes directly to a DVD, right?
     
  7. kgarchar macrumors 6502

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    Use handbrake, right now there is no importing to iMovie from DVD, so handbrake would be your best bet. In my Media Arts class, my teacher was using the A/V inputs to another camera for the kids with DVD Camcorders, and the quality was terrible. I showed him handbrake and he has everyone with a DVD cam use it.
     
  8. Quboid macrumors 6502

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    how do i get my finder window to look like your's afro1989?:confused:
     
  9. Afro1989 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No, I hooked my Xbox 360 up to my DVD Recorder and recorded gameplay. Then I put the DVD in my Mac and that's what I got.
     
  10. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    For future refrence, set iMovie to record, and plug your Xbox straight into the computer. (via video out to Firewire cable or something like that)
     
  11. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Then do what kgarchar said.

    Download it.
    Rip the DVD.
    Then drag the video file into iMovie.
     

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