Combining videos w/ iMovie?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Gata, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Gata macrumors regular

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    I have a bunch of MP4 video clips that I want to compile using iMovie into a single, long MP4 video.

    How would I go about doing this?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Add them all to the library, then place them into the order you want them in.
     
  3. Gata thread starter macrumors regular

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    Would I do File-->Import Movie?

    After that, would I just drag them from the event library onto the timeline?

    Also, is there any way to trim the videos?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes.

    Yes.

    Yes, in the timeline area.

    This may help: http://etc.usf.edu/te_mac/movies/pdf/imovie09.pdf
     
  5. Gata thread starter macrumors regular

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    What's happening is I import the video and I click on it in the event library, the Source Area shows "No Matching Video".
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Is it kept on an external drive?
     
  7. Gata thread starter macrumors regular

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    No. It's on my desktop.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No idea ... :confused:

    Maybe someone else can help.
     
  9. Gata thread starter macrumors regular

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    I downloaded the clips from Youtube.

    Should I try reencoding it in Handbrake and seeing if that helps?
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Are they .flv or .mp4?

    mp4 should work, but reencoding won't hurt.
     
  11. Gata thread starter macrumors regular

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    They're all .mp4.

    I'll go with the reencoding and see how that works out. I'll post back on the results. This'll be rather fast, considering that they're all 360p and 7-8 minutes.
     
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    If you re-encode them, also called "transcoding", be sure to use MPEG Streamclip, as it offers the Batch List function (Command + B) and is able to output .mov (Command + E, "Export to QuickTime") using the Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) for video (leave it "unscaled" in the Frame Size section) and Uncompressed for audio.
     
  13. Gata thread starter macrumors regular

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    Already done :). Thanks.
     

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