Normal importing time

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by VforVelveta, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. VforVelveta macrumors regular


    Nov 16, 2006
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    I have a 2.33 GHz MBP C2D, and I'm planning on stitching together a couple video clips. Currently they are all in .mp4 format, each about 5-7 minutes long. I dragged them all into iMovie and it says its going to take about half an hour to import them. I know video stuff can take a while, but is this normal?
  2. 66217 Guest

    Jan 30, 2006
    Yeah, it do takes some time to import the clips.
  3. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    It's normal when you're trying to import a non-standard video format for editing. MPEG-4 is really a delivery format, not intended for further editing. Since by default, iMovie uses .DV or HDV, you should convert to one of those prior to importing.

  4. Cromulent macrumors 603


    Oct 2, 2006
    The Land of Hope and Glory
    ffmpegX is a good program to convert video files to DV format.

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