iMovie first time help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sdfd504, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. sdfd504 macrumors regular

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    So I am trying to work on my first project in iMovie and I need some help. I have the AVI video on my desktop and in my iPhoto library but when I try to upload it to iMovie it says no matching video? Is AVI files not supported by iMovie or is there something else I am missing to upload the video?
     
  2. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

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  3. sdfd504 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes it opens and plays fine and when I tried to convert it to MP4 with some of the trial software out there it would upload to iMovie fine so I am guessing it must be the AVI format?
     
  4. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    I'm using iMovie HD and I'm able to File>Import from the iPhoto folder and then play them. I noticed that the listed files in the folder for that date aren't actually playable .avis, so I dug into the Originals folder at the bottom of the same listing and found them there.
    Maybe that will work for you.
     

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