Import iMovie project into Premiere CS5

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by d82k, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. d82k macrumors member

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    Dear All,

    I would like to import iMovie projects into premiere pro cs5.
    I have tried with import option, it imports all video files, but not the sequence, which is the most important thing (saying that files are not supported).
    Does anyone of you know if there is a way to make it work?

    Thank you for your advices,
    dk
     
  2. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Premiere does not support importing iMovie files.
     
  3. Macmonter, Jan 15, 2012
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    I have Premier Elements 10 with Organizer and it imports iMovie 08 events without any problems. I've edited and rendered the PrE 10 projects to Quicktime and YouTube successfully.

    EDIT: I have NOT imported iMovie "Projects", only iMovie "Events" if that makes a difference.
     
  4. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    It makes a big difference, as Events are the video files, but Projects are (basically) a database of links to the Events and their content, I/O points, used effects, .... Premiere projects use a different database language than iMovie projects.
     
  5. Kevin Monahan macrumors regular

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    You could import the iMovie project into FCP7, export an XML file and import that into Premiere Pro.
     
  6. d82k thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you all for your replies.

    Thanks Kevin for your idea, I still have to try I have my trial version of FCPX I hope this will work.

    dk
     
  7. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    Just tried to get FCP X XML into Premiere.... won't work.
     
  8. Kevin Monahan macrumors regular

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    No, we only support FCP7 and earlier XML. Sorry if that wasn't clear.
     
  9. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    It was clear to me. I just wanted to assure d82k. ;)
     
  10. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    BTW, Kevin, do you know if you guys are planning to support the "new and improved" XML somewhen? After all, you got Automatic Duck under your wings now.
     
  11. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    Hi Kevin,

    Is the upgrade for competitors still going on?

    I've been playing with FCX and am totally miffed at a few things - thinking of adding the production suite to my software arsenal.

    One thing, for instance, which completely BLOWS my mind is that chapter markers don't seem to export with a timeline when you share to DVD or blu ray. I have to re-create them in Compressor which I find beyond asinine to say the least. It doesn't take long, but it's a useless step (unless I'm doing something wrong).

    Adding to that is the fact Blu Ray menus are virtually useless in Compressor. They work and they look good, but authoring from any point of view is horribly lacking. I need Encore I believe. I have templates set up in DVDStudio Pro which I use all the time for DVDs, but for Blu Ray...ick....shivers.

    If it is, please PM me.

    To the OP, sorry for hogging this thread if that's what happens, I'm just raging. I bought FCX last month and after a really busy Christmas, I'm jumping into with open arms, but find myself keep repeating, "Why did you do that Apple!?!? Why!"

    Cheers,
    Keebler
     
  12. Kevin Monahan macrumors regular

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    Sorry, but no. There are deals around the internet, if you look.
     
  13. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    ok. Thanks. I'll run a search. I knew I should have purchased it back in the fall, but I was too busy to even think about testing out FCX to see if I needed a new editing suite :(
     
  14. Kevin Monahan macrumors regular

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    I know you can get $200 off Production Premium at videoguys.com. One place to look, anyway.

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    New and Improved XML? You mean the XML from FCP X? Sorry, I can't comment on stuff like that.
     
  15. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    No problem.
     
  16. d82k thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you all for your replies.

    BTW for your infos, FCPX 10.0.1 crashes importing iMovie PAL projects ... :| ..a bug...
     

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