Editing .mov in QT

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  1. hampshireman macrumors regular

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    I have Quicktime 10.1 on my Mac Mini and found that the editing is different and seemingly more complicated since updating.

    I usually want to cut lumps, sometimes from the middle, from my home made videos and now find that the trim facility can't do it.

    Am I right, or just stupid, the help doesn't help as far as I can see?
     
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    You can try it in MPEG Streamclip, as it has QT Pro like features. As for QT X, I don't know, as I don't use it that way, I jump back to QT 7 for simple stuff, or use MPEG Streamclip.
     
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    I don't find that works. All I want to do is cut unwanted sequences from my movies, The prev version allowed it.
     
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    What application are you talking about now?
    MPEG Streamclip or QT Player (X or 7)?
     
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    I was talking about MPEG stream clip. QT7 requires update to Pro to edit, so I suppose i will go that way. IMovie doesn't seem to be on my MacMini.

    Thanks guys
     
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    You can use MPEG Streamclip for cutting unwanted parts. Just use J K L for playback, the arrow keys for frame precise positioning, I and O for making IN and OUT points, CMD+X for cutting/deleting the marked part between IN and OUT and the export options for exporting the finished clip.
    It works for me in 10.6.8 and the latest beta of MPEG Streamclip.
    If iMovie is missing, either install it from the grey Restore DVD #2 or download it from the Mac App Store (MAS) (should be free for you, if your Mac came with the latest version of iLife), though iMovie might not import every .mov file depending on the codec, that was used.

    Or what exactly does not work in MPEG Streamclip?
     
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    OK thanks, will try it, but when you say use J K L etc are these keyboard keys or what?

    I couldn't find my way into MPeg Streamclip, that was the problem and may not do so even now. The help section was no help
     
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    Yes.
     
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    OK thanks, so I load a movie into the programme and then just use those keys, pardon my ignorance, non techie man here.
     
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    Yes. You can also use your mouse to get to areas faster, the commands I showed you were just for faster navigation. You can also just use the EDIT menu if you feel uncomfortable using keys.
     
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    Ah just played with it and it does work with those keys, just need to learn them, but have printed the above comment, many many thanks
     
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    iLive isn't on this MacMini by the way, therefore no iMovie.
     
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    Have you uninstalled iLife then? Or have you bought the Mac second hand?
     
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    Yes, 2nd hand and a bargain, happy with what I got.
     
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    You can get it from the App store for about £11. Well worth it for basic home video work.
     
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