iMovie question - new mac user

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

  1. bakechad macrumors member

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    Hello,

    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.

    Thanks

    Chad
     
  2. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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  3. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

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    #3
    For import into iMovie, MPEGStreamclip would be better and possibly faster. Google it.
     

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