resaving parts of movies as nondestructively as poss..

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macrumors regular
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Nov 28, 2008
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Just wanting some pointers on the best/quickest way to extract a short part of a movie and resave it.. i need to do this on some xvid movies as well as h264 avis. i have creative suite 4 but it seems to choke on the xvids and also be generally very slow.
any ideas? thanks.
 

Arrandale

macrumors regular
Feb 24, 2010
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it's very easy with iMovie. If you import the file into iMovie as an 'event', you can select and drag over bits and pieces into the project for export non destructively.
 

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macrumors regular
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Nov 28, 2008
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i had thought imovie was destructive as well, same way most timeline editors force you to choose format even before you import a file onto your timeline. i may give it a shot anyway though since i already have it.

if it can export xvid though i might do it. after effects crashed when i tried to load up this vid..