export from imovie

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  1. RightAway macrumors newbie

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    Hello, is there a way to export a movie from imovie to a watchable format without actually opening imovie. My computer is severely breaking down, and i cant open half of my apps.
    thanks
     
  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    If you have QuickTime Pro and can get QT Player open (or another app that can recompress a QT movie) you can go to the iMovie file, command (or right-) click on it, select "Show Package Contents", and browse around within the package until you find the iDVD export .mov; that should be a version of the cut-together movie that you can then open in QT Player and export. I do this frequently to bypass iMovie for various reasons.
     
  3. mumcroft macrumors newbie

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    DVD back to iMovie

    I have a similiar question. I made a movie in iMovie, exported it to iDVD, burned it to a DVD, then lost the original iMovie file. Is there a way to import it back into iMovie?
     
  4. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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    1. Download Handbrake:
    http://handbrake.fr/?article=download

    2. Insert the DVD into your Mac

    3. Load up Handbrake application

    4. Handbrake scans the disk you select on startup

    You will be able to select and export the video off the DVD with Handbrake.
     
  5. LoisCroft macrumors newbie

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  6. fscarpa macrumors regular

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    I've made a Project and exported it as .avi but the quality got very poor. I'd like to get the movie from iMovie and make a DVD with iDVD, so what would be the best way (talking about quality of images) to export it?
     
  7. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    QuickTime MOV files are the best. To conserve space, you should encode it with H.264. (mp4 format) But if quality is your thing, don't use H.264.
     

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