Convert .mov for use in iOS iMovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Roy Hobbs, May 16, 2012.

  1. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

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    Hello,

    I was hoping to copy over some .mov's (from a Canon p&s) to my new iPad so I can "edit" then in iMovie while on a long flight. Apparently the iOS version of iMovie doesn’t like my files and it won't even send them from Aperture to the iPad when synching using iTunes. It send movies I took with my iPhone that are stored in Aperture but nothing from my p&s.

    After doing some searching it looks like they need to be converted before I can transfer them. But most of the threads seem over a year old and pre lion referencing QT features that aren't in QT anymore.

    Does anyone have a Lion specific set of instructions for converting or maybe something else to get my .mov's over to my iPad and available in iMovie iOS?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

    MisterMe

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    You need either QuickTime Pro which I understand is now a free download from Apple. Also, the QuickTime-based MPEG Streamclip will do the trick.
     
  3. musty345 macrumors regular

    musty345

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    Download Handbrake for free and convert them to an iOS friendly format? :)
     
  4. Roy Hobbs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

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    I tried handbrake but it won't open the .mov's from my camera

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    QT Pro appears to still be $29.99
    I tried MPEG Streamclip using directions I found posted somewhere....after conversion I still can't transfer the files to my iPad.
     
  5. musty345 macrumors regular

    musty345

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    You could try doing up to 10 converts with iVI for free?
     
  6. Roy Hobbs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

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    I'll give that one a try, if it works $10 is cheaper than $29 for QT Pro
     
  7. Roy Hobbs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Roy Hobbs

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    iVI works great and it's only $3.99 in the Mac App Store.
     
  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    Not according to the Apple Store site.
     

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