Just uploaded a dvd on my macbook, which format will work to drag into iMovie?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Rachmunas, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. Rachmunas macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2010
    If this question is in the wrong place please forgive me and put it in the correct one. Thanks!

    I uploaded video from my 30 minute dvd onto my Macbook and am trying to drag it into iMovie. The issue is none of the formats at letting me drag it into there. My only goal is to add my website name at the beginning of the video. The MP4 won't work and FLV won't either although that will be the format for youtube. I am using a video converter from Mac with a huge list of formats but don't know which will work to drag it.

    I will keep trying but any help would be greatly appreciated! :)
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Use .mov as format/container and either the DV codec (if you are in Europe and PAL is the broadcasting standard) or the Apple Intermediate Codec (if NTSC is the broadcasting standard) for video and choose Uncompressed for audio.

    Btw, what application are you using to convert the video DVD footage?

    PS: 1 hour of DV or AIC encoded SD video takes up 12GB of HDD capacity, thus no need to wonder about big file size, as editing applications like their footage as uncompressed as it gets.

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