iMovie question - new mac user

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bakechad, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. bakechad macrumors member

    Jan 4, 2008

    I’m new to the Mac world (other than one day in college in the mac lab – circa 1992). After a great deal of research, I plan on purchasing a new iMac on 1/26/2008.

    I went to the Apple store in downtown Chicago today with a bunch of questions. They were very helpful, but the answer to one question kind of threw me.

    I told the rep that I just had a bunch of home movies converted from Hi-8 to DVD and wanted to do some editing in iMovie. He told me that I could not directly import the DVDs to iMovie and that I would need a third party application such as Final Cut Pro ($1300!).

    Is this correct? I saw Popcorn on the shelf and it looked like it would do it.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus


    Oct 13, 2007
  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    For import into iMovie, MPEGStreamclip would be better and possibly faster. Google it.

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