Installing i movie

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  1. hampshireman macrumors regular

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    I thought I had it but every time I opened it, I got a screen prompting to open an exisiting project or creating a new project. I could never get further than this. I have since deleted it from Apps and removed it from the dock.

    Pls bear in mind I am not a techie and have very basic needs. Join videos, edit them and add masks where necessary.

    I have a G4 Powermac running 10.4.11 and Firefox. It's not new obviously, but does what I want it to do. I wish to use and edit holiday videos taken on my camera.
    Do I need a particular version of iMovie and would it be an easy free download?
     
  2. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    I think iMovie 6 HD (what some people think was the best iMovie) is the version that you will need as I think that it's the last version that supports power pc computers.

    It was around for free at some point but not anymore I don't think.

    Have you got any of the original install disks as there maybe a copy of it on there?
     
  3. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    Check ebay. There are older versions of the iApps for sale.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    This is not true. iMovie 7.1 supports PowerPC processors.
     
  5. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    BTW: What codec does your camera use. If it is AVCHD, you're lost. This format only works with Intel, not with G4 processors. Tape (Digital 8, DV or HDV) is fine.
     
  6. hampshireman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks chaps.

    codec I don't know. On the manual it says Video decode using motion JPEG, recording to AVI format VGA.
     
  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    What happened to the copy of iMovie that shipped with your computer?
     
  8. hampshireman thread starter macrumors regular

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    Didn't have it, I bought it 2nd hand from a graphic studio about 8 yrs ago.
     
  9. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    What's the brand/type of your cam? Sounds like a compact still camera with some token video function.
     
  10. hampshireman thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's a Veho Muvi. Micro cam corder. We us it for our activity sports, jogging, camping and orienteering events clipped to clothes and helmets. It does Quicktime Ok.

    I did a FIND yesterday and IMovie inc tutorials was in the OS 9 system which when opened, said it was not supported by Classic, whatever that is.
     
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  12. hampshireman thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't know anything about that mate. That's what I got and thanks for trying.
     
  13. De Rocca macrumors member

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    One of my previous posts :


    On this page you can find a download link to Imovie HD 6

    http://www.partnersinrhyme.com/macwo...movie-plugins/

    It is a link to some commercial and free plugins, and also the download link To Imovie HD 6 is there :) From the apple site, you can still download the updates till 6.0.3

    Have fun !
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    Thanks. Am I bothered? Maybe but will take a look.
     
  16. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    404 means the content ain't there any more, so, no, don't bother. ;)
     
  17. hampshireman thread starter macrumors regular

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    OK thanks, not much luck on this at present, seems I am doomed
     
  18. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    As I said before: Check ebay. There are oftentimes older iApps for sale.
     
  19. hampshireman thread starter macrumors regular

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    would i movie 2 do the job? its on ebay with a pkg of other stuff
     
  20. hampshireman thread starter macrumors regular

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    I am told that Simplemask plug in by Camtasia will do the job I want, by the ebay seller but he's not sure it will work with i Movie 2. Any thought?
     
  21. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have OS X on your machine or OS9? If it is OS X, I wouldn't go below 5. iMovie6 was the climax***, but (AFAIK) you need at least OS X.3 (Panther) for it.

    Here's the wikipedia article about iMovie that might help you decide what version you need: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IMovie

    ***only iMovie11 comes to about the same feature set as 6.
     
  22. zblaxberg Guest

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    Wow sounds like it might be time for an upgrade haha
     
  23. hampshireman thread starter macrumors regular

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    If you want to pay for the upgrade, thanks a lot.

    I have OS 9 and 10 and once again thanks for your input.
     

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