Qucktime Codec for iMovie

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by cannon1301, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. cannon1301 macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2009
    I made a quicktime from a dvd in Toast with the H264 codec and iMovie doesn't support it. I have also tried mp4 and that didn't work. The only file that worked was the dv but it was way too big (5min at 1GB).
    Does anyone know what codec for quicktime that iMovie will support?
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    The .h264 codec is not meant for editing, as not every frames is stored, when this codec is applied.

    The DV codec you tried is the right one, as it stores every frame, and also it takes up a lot of space (12GB/h, 3.25MB/s) it will work without much quality loss.

    You can also have a look around via MRoogle, as this topics comes up many, many times.
  3. Mattaut macrumors regular

    Oct 9, 2008
    I would stick with the DV for editing it, then you can export to a smaller more compressed format when you are done editing.

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