So where do you guys put your vidoes? There is no "iMovie" for that.

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  1. AdventurousJosh macrumors 6502

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    You've got iPhoto for videos, iTunes for music, and iMovie for creating videos. But where do you store video clips taken on a digital camera? I have tons from my Japanese vacations. Where's the best place to store'em?


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  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    iPhoto. It imports them just like all the photos.
     
  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Yep. You can also import them in iTunes (which is in major need of a name change).
     
  4. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Really? How? When I drag and drop it doesn't work.
     
  5. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Drag them to the Library on the left.
     
  6. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    Dont they have to be in a certain format first in order to go into itunes, like .mp4 or .m4v?
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Actually, it seems you are right. They've changed it from 7 to 8. In 7, I had a few wmvs in my movies list, but I just tried to drag one there in 8, and it wouldn't let me.
     
  8. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    yea i figured.

    to the OP:

    I use itunes for my movies or tv shows but first i have to convert them to the right format using toast 9 titanium. mostly i convert them for use in my iPhone.

    as for regular home movies and random videos i am content just keeping them in my videos folder in my home directory.
     
  9. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    The best place to store them is iMovie, since that's what it's made for.
     
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    I'd just use the newest version of Handbrake to convert them to an iTunes compatible format and use iTunes to store them.
     
  11. Prekesh macrumors regular

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    i have all my movies on my iPod, and iTunes, all converted using transmission.
     
  12. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Personal movie clips I keep in iPhoto. Movies, TV shows etc go in iTunes.
     
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    What format are these digital camera video clips in?
     
  15. raxafarian macrumors regular

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    If you are just watching them in iTunes... you don't have to convert.

    Use mpegstreamclip to 'wrap' the .avi in a .mov container. Very quick... no conversion.

    Open .avi in MPEGstreamclip. "Save as" and select ".mov" from the drop down box. Takes a minute or so. Then add the .mov to itunes library.
     
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    ...assuming you have the required codecs in Quicktime.

    AVI, like MOV, is just a wrapper. So, depending on how the audio and video within the AVI was encoded, one could still run into issues.
     
  17. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I think the OP is looking for something more manageable like iTunes or iPhoto.

    I use iPhoto for the vids taken with my digital cameras.

    I just place them into the "Movies" folder for others...

    True though, everything's getting combobulated between iTunes, iMovie (newer one), iPhoto, just the folder... :eek:
     
  18. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah that's what I was talking about. Thanks guys. Guess there isn't anything for that. I have a folder on my desktop where I keep videos.
     
  19. bigjnyc macrumors 601

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    I suggest making it a stack so your desktop could be more organized. That is assuming you have leopard.
     
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    .. or you could just create a smart folder..?

    i use iPhoto for clips off my digicam and anything i export from iMovie usually goes into iTunes.. but it's also in the "movies" folder where i have a few smart folders set up
     
  21. migulic macrumors member

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    You can also use iMovie '08 which has a Library to store your movies (and use them in projects). iMovie '09 is supposed to further extend this functionality, with better support for browsing through your movies and storing them on external hard drives.
     
  22. AdventurousJosh thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Wow guys, I never thought of making it into a stack. I have a "media" file, full of tons of things broken into sub folders. When I select my media folder, it shoots out (Like everything else in a stack) and shows tons of sub folders I can choose from. But what's a "smart folder"?


    Thanks.
     
  23. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    A smart folder will add items that meet certain critera, like a word in the filename, automatically.

    I use smart folders in iPhoto to keep track of photos of my daughters.

    If you use iPhoto, and make a smart folder with criteria of Movie, all of your videos will be in the same place.
     

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