My movies are not recognized in iMovie, but they're all in iPhoto?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by AdventurousJosh, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. AdventurousJosh macrumors 6502

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    I recently added 150 or so videos to my iPhoto collection. None of them are coming up in my iMovie. 60 or so of them was taken with a crappy HP camera, while my other 90 were shot with a decent digital camera on high quality. All of them play wonderful on my Macbook, but none of them is showing up in my iMovie - iPhoto area. This leads me to believe, for some godly reason, all of these videos will not show up due to not supporting their files.
    (I'm not sure what files they are..lemme see if I can find out)

    Can anyone please help me?

    Edit: Okay, one of the files is .AVI - so I'm sure most of the rest are as well. Anyone help me out?
     
  2. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    Do a spotlight search for ".avi" (without the quotes). That will tell you where they are. Usually avi's from my digital camera show up in my iPhoto. I'm not sure if iMovie is compatible with avi files. You may have to transform them into another format. MPEGStreamclip worked for me.
     
  3. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm sorry, but I don't understand. I searchd .avi and a bunch of videos showed up with the quick time logo, what am I suppose to be doing?
     
  4. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    The search should have told you where the files are located. What, exactly are you trying to do with the files?
     
  5. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm trying to cut them, paste them, edit them, enhance all of the clips into one big iMovie. You know, typical iMovie stuff.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    You'll have to convert them to something else first. Use MPEGStreamClip to convert them to quicktime, then import them into iMovie.
     
  7. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you very much, I'll give it a try.
     

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