It would appear that Apple only intends for iMovie on the iPad to be used with clips taken with the iPad. This is beyond dumb. I'm convinced there has to be a way to get clips from another camcorder on the iPad that can be used in iMovie. Lets figure this out. So my native clips from my Kodak HD pocket camcorder are in .MOV format. If I try to sync these to the device using iTunes I get an error saying the video isn't playable on the device. I've tried converting the clips to various formats but have not had any luck yet. I've used Handbrake but none of the variations of formats (all in the .M4V container) work. I also tried using Vuze to convert to .MP4 and those don't work either. I retrieved a clip from the device that was created with the iPad camera and there is nothing special about it that I can tell. It's just a .MOV file. There has to be some way to convert clips to this mysterious IOS friendly format. I've been scouring the web and nothing has turned up yet. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to try next? Edit: I should also note that videos that are converted with Handbrake or Vuze can be added to the iPad as a "movie" or "tv show" and play fine but are not available from the Camera Roll and thus are not usable in iMovie. So the error message of "this video isn't playable on this device" when syncing from the Photo's tab in iTunes is strange.