iMovie problem

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by alex020869, May 28, 2009.

  1. alex020869 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2009
    Hi all,

    I have now had my MacBook for 2 months now and decided to try out the iMovie feature.

    I connected my Casio digital camera to my Mac and tried view the videos in iMovie so i could make an edited film. I can get them in iPhoto and when i play the video it plays in RealPlayer. I can't, however, get the camera recognised in iMovie!!! :mad::mad:

    Does anyone have any ideas or remedies????

    I am new to Macs so i appologise if i have done, or not done, something stupid.

    Thanks in advance

  2. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    I think (I don't work with iMovie) iMovie doesn't recognize the camera because it isn't a real video camera. Try to drag the files from iPhoto or finder into iMovie. If that doesn't work, open iMovie and through the menu (import files) import the footage from you harddisk or camera.

    If iMovie still doesn't recognize it, or won't work it, you may be missing the right formats. Could you say what formats the movies are. (.avi or .mov etc)
    You might try to install perian ( which will have the right codecs for quicktime (and therefore iMovie).

    Or you could convert the files into DV, with for example handbrake.

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