Editing AVI files (help please...)

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by lukekarts, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. lukekarts macrumors regular

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    OK so I'll set the scenario.

    We have a camera we attach to our race-car to record races; it automatically records to an AVI format to an SD card.

    I can transfer this to my 2011 MacBook Air no problem, it plays in QuickTime, MPlayerX and VLC.

    But - I have no idea how to go about editing it.

    I've tried iMovie; but it apparently doesn't recognise the AVI; SmartVideo Convertor also doesn't transform the format into something iMovie can read.

    So, what piece of software will let me edit the video? Preferably something cheap/free! All I want to do is cut bits out at the beginning and end, so I can split into single laps or a video easily uploadable to YouTube. Right now the files are about 1.5GB...

    Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    I think I used handbrake for this in the past.
     
  3. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    You can do this easily with Quicktime X. Select Edit > Trim or press cmd-T.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    To edit .avi file(s) in iMovie:

    Open .avi file in MPEG Streamclip and do this:
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    If you want to transcode several .avi files to iMovie compatible files:
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    To trim or cut out pieces out of a video file, you can do this in MPEG Streamclip:
    [​IMG]
     

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