Can't import .mpg to iMovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by joey4127, May 30, 2008.

  1. joey4127 macrumors 6502

    joey4127

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2004
    #1
    I am going a school video project on my mac and trying o use video from a sony handycam. The files I have are .MPG and i'm im understanding this, I need .MPEG-4 right?

    Any free converters out there?

    Thanks
     
  2. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2006
    #2
    You want to use MPEGStreamClip and convert to DV video to edit it not Mpeg4.
    once you're done editing it, you'll want to burn it to DVD using iDVD and/or if you to view it online, you'll probably want to use H.264 ( or mpeg4 if you want )

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. joey4127 thread starter macrumors 6502

    joey4127

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2004
    #3
    You must install the MPEG-2 Playback Component before trying to export MPEG2 files! You can buy it online from Apple:
    http://www.apple.com/quicktime/mpeg2

    Do I need to buy this for MPEG Streamclip? :(
     
  4. joey4127 thread starter macrumors 6502

    joey4127

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2004
    #4
    I still didn't figure this out :(

    How can I get my .mpg movies to import into iMovie?
     
  5. -DH macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Location:
    Nashville Tennessee
    #5
    Yes. Once you install Apple's MPEG-2 Component, then you can use MPEG Streamclip to convert the files so you can import and edit them in iMovie.

    -DH
     
  6. joey4127 thread starter macrumors 6502

    joey4127

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2004
    #6
    I'm using VLC to convert them to MPEG-4 at 1048kb/s...Will the quality of the clips be good enough you think?
     

Share This Page