iPhoto videos into iMovie

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  1. crawfie macrumors newbie

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    Made the mistake of emptying the camera memory before importing the movie files into imovie. Now I can't get the videos to import into imovie. This is quite annoying. Have looked at the web and people suggest converting them but then you lose quality- is that correct?

    Any ideas?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You will loose quality, but depending on the camera you use, that might not mean much.

    Most likely, your camera uses an MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 codec, which are lossy as hell, so by converting them to something that can be read by iMovie won't hurt the image quality.

    What camera do you have, what format and codec does it use (you can use the QuickTime Player Movie Inspector - CMD+I) to find out and what resolution does the image have?
     
  3. crawfie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Have looked at the video as you suggested and this is the format.
    MPEG1 Muxed

    If I should get a converter which would be the best to get?

    Thanks
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    MPEG Streamclip.

    Have a look at MRoogle as there are many threads on how to get something done.
     
  5. iWyse macrumors newbie

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    the same thing happed to me. i was able to import it but then it doesnt work anymore.
     

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