iMovie HD and iDVD help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by steamboat26, Jul 17, 2007.

  1. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

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    I'm surprising my parents with DVDs of all the videos they took of me and my siblings as kids, but I have run into some problems. First of all, when I record them using eyetv software, I then have to convert it to a .mov, so it is readable by iDVD and iMovie. Is there anyway to record these as .movs? Then, when I import the .mov clip (which is around 1 GB) it takes 3 hours to load in iMovie! Anyway to speed this up? Also, given that these are giant (2+ hour clips) how can I edit out unwanted scenes? iMovie help only tells me to delete clips I don't want, but if it is all one clip, then how can I edit out the sections I don't want? Finally, I just need to now how many hours of movies can fit onto a DVD; I have 10, 2 hour videos to create, can I fit at least a couple on one DVD?
    Sorry for all the questions, I'm just really confused...
    Thanks in advance for any help.
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    To edit out the scenes you don't want, use the split clip at playhead feature.
    Position the playhead where you want the first break, and hit command-T (I think, better check the menu). Then, place it at the end of the break, and hit command-T again. You can then remove the shorter clip as you like, or move it around, etc.

    I'm not much help on the importing stuff, as all I ever work with if DV from my camcorder.
     
  3. steamboat26 thread starter macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

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    Thanks
    Do you know how to delete all the playheads? (keep the video in between them, but just clear them all?)
     
  4. steamboat26 thread starter macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

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    Another question- when i am exporting the recordings from eyetv, should i export them as h.264 or mpeg4 or quicktime format?
     

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