What To Convert Videos From a Camera With?

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  1. Prabz26 macrumors regular

    Prabz26

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    #1
    So I've never used a Mac ...
    so when I get one..

    What program do you guys use to convert videos
    from a camera (mines Canon if that matters)
    to be able to be played from your iPod??

    Because i have some stocked up on my camera SD
    and have not been able to fit them on my PC with
    about 200 MB of free space

    all help appreciated :)
     
  2. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

    aprofetto

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    iMovie will work.

    You can upload your videos, even edit them in iMovie and then export them in various formats, ie. iPod or iPhone.
     
  3. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

    Prabz26

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    ok if iMovie works then ill use it

    handbrake website looks non-trust able and since
    iMovie comes with the computer
    its less hastle and it can edit and no need to download or install

    I've never sued iMovie so i did not know
    thanks
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    handbrake is the #1 recommended video converter on the Mac, but whatever
     
  5. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

    Prabz26

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11a Safari/525.20)

    are you serious?

    can anyone else back it up?
    why does the site look so
    un-legitimate though?
     
  6. aprofetto macrumors 6502a

    aprofetto

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    I use Handbrake all the time for digitizing my DVD's.

    I thought iMovie would better suit your needs seeing as you may want to edit footage, etc.

    Handbrake will let you convert to iPod or iPhone specific formats. It'll work great for you assuming you don't want any editing to be done.

    That being said, if its an AVCHD camcorder, you'll have to use iMovie to import, then you can export as before.
     
  7. czachorski macrumors 6502a

    czachorski

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    It's true, but it look shady because its top use is to copy DVDs by bypassing their DRM security.

    Start with iMovie. If that is too tricky to learn, you might look into quicktime. I believe that it has very simple video import capabilities. Good luck.
     
  8. Prabz26 thread starter macrumors regular

    Prabz26

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11a Safari/525.20)

    thanks a lot guys

    i'll look into both when i get tha mac

    :)
     

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