Importing Digicam movies in iMovie 5?

Diomedes

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Oct 5, 2004
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I bought a Canon Powershot S1 IS, since it can record video at 30fps. Isn't iMovie 5 supposed to be able to import movies from digital cameras? The Canon saves in AVI format. I was hoping to avoid having to convert them to DV in QuickTime.
 

WinterMute

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Jan 19, 2003
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These are iPhoto's import types:


HDV (720p & 1080i)

MPEG-4 (Simple Profile)

iSight

DV

DV Widescreen

But you can also import your video clip into iPhoto 5 and import to iMovie via the media browser, I'm not sure if this is still codec specific, but it's worth a try, otherwise it's QT conversion time... ;)
 

MisterMe

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Jul 17, 2002
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Diomedes said:
I bought a Canon Powershot S1 IS, since it can record video at 30fps. Isn't iMovie 5 supposed to be able to import movies from digital cameras? The Canon saves in AVI format. I was hoping to avoid having to convert them to DV in QuickTime.
You will probably need a codec that is capable of decoding AVI. The 3ivx and DivX codecs may do the trick.
 
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