IMovie 11 Simple Question

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  1. djclancy999 macrumors newbie

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    So, i am importing movies from an old DV camera into iMovie 11. It is a DV tape camera. I want to import the entire tape into a single file as opposed to separate DV files. I found something on the web saying how to do this by going to the Preferences option, selecting import and then checking a box.

    Alas, in iMovie 11 there is no "Import" section fo the Preferences dialog. I cannot find anywhere to set import preferences in iMovie 11. Have these options been removed in iMovie 11?

    Question: Where are the import preferences for iMovie 11?

    THANKS

    DAN
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    I don't think that you can do it that way. iMovie splits it's miniDV imports into clips based on the stop/start points on the tape.

    Just curious, but why do you want a single clip? If you import the complete tape in one go, all the clips will be in one Event.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    What about using QuickTime Player to record one continuous file?
     
  4. djclancy999 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So, I wanted to have archive files on my computer of the tapes sot he kids can watch the whole tape.

    I am importing them to the mac using iMovie. I expect there is some other way to import directly to the mac, but have not figured one out without buying something like footbrake.

    I can take the dv files and use something like iCoolsoft to combine into a single file, but was wondering if there was a more direct way to do it.

    I found something on the web talking about doing this, but I suspect it was for an older version of iMovie.

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    Can I do this with QuickTime?

    Would I lose quality

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    Can I do this with QuickTime?

    Would I lose quality
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    I don't have a DV camera to test right now, but I was able to record a DV stream in QT Player 7 (though it might be a Pro feature), but QT X also has the ability to record from the built-in camera and probably an external camera connected via Firewire.

    You will not lose quality.
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    So it can. I never knew that.

    Exporting from iMovie using the Share menu, either as a Movie, or to Quicktime, will produce one continuous file.
     

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