Video file converter

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by petercw2, Jan 26, 2004.

  1. petercw2 macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2003
    I just bought a Sony Cybershot that can make low rez video files in an MPeg format, but IMovie obviously only deals with DV files.

    Any programs that will do this conversion?

  2. Makosuke macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2001
    The Cool Part of CA, USA
    Re: Video file converter

    iMovie can actually import some other formats of video, but I don't think MPEG1 is among them. Maybe Quicktime Pro? Actually, I don't think that'll work for MPEG1 files, either--Quicktime's support for those is weak at best.

    I'd try out FFMPEG; it's an inexpensive piece of shareware, but it'll convert almost anything to almost anything else. I've used it to convert DV to DIVX, which is the sort of thing it's designed for, but it should do other conversions as well. At worst you can convert from MPEG 1 to a format that QT Pro will convert to DV, or iMovie can import directly (probably the same set of formats).
  3. applefan macrumors regular

    Feb 3, 2003
    No. Cal.
    QT Pro

    QT Pro, available for $30 from Apple, will export to DV and .mov both importable to imovie. However, QT does not export the audio. You will have to capture that separately using Sound Studio or even imove and dub it into your project.
  4. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    Re: Video file converter

    If you want sound to import with the video, you'll have to do a few things. You'll need Quicktime Pro, bbDemux or MoreMissingTools, and iTunes.

    Take a look at this THREAD for more detailed instructions.
  5. petercw2 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2003
    Ok, then I guess my next question is this: Is there a cheap piece of software that will let me take these files (audio & video) and import them onto my computer so that I may put them on a website?

    I am new to video, so sorry for the basic questions.
  6. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    Seeing this makes me glad that my Kodak camera records into QuickTime.

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