Converting AVI files to work on IMovie HD

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  1. dmb3886 macrumors regular

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    My samsung NV11 camera records videos in the AVI format. When I upload them, quicktime just has a white screen while the audio plays when i try to watch. Any good converter or update to make it so i can edit said videos in Imovie HD
     
  2. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    I believe iMovie requires .dv files for editing. Your best best is to use VisualHub to convert the avi to dv, then bring that into iMovie.
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    Install Perian. It's a whole bunch of codecs for QuickTime, the framework that iMovie is based on. Includes AVI support, and doesn't cost a penny :)
     
  4. drawstring macrumors member

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    techspansion is no more, and i've got perian installed but imovieHD still won't jive with my avi files :( any ideas? i get parsing errors.

    i'd like to also figure out the best way to dedicate a computer to capturing and storing in a way that will work for editing in imovieHD; the rub is that this computer is a PC.

    would love any and all feedback! thanks!
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You can convert them to dv using MPEGStreamclip. Its free and quick.

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  6. 1an macrumors newbie

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    what is the visual hub?


    i am having the same problem (i cant upload avi files into imovie with out loosing the visuals) what is a visual hub, where can i get it, and how do i use it...
     
  7. dsnort macrumors 68000

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    Plus 1.

    Haven't found much that MPEGStreamclip can't decipher, and it has a ton of options for converting to other file types.
     
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    VH is dead. Use StreamClip.
     
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  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Export to DV ...
     

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