New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Movies and Video For people making movies and editing video with their Mac.

Want to use imovie and Flip camcorder


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
swoosta

 
Member Since: Oct 14, 2009
Posts: 97
swoosta is on a distinguished road

swoosta is offline
Is there a way to use imovie and a Flip camcorder. I don't really want to pay for more software - are there any free convertors about?
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,753
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
What makes you think the Flip won't work directly with iMovie?

If you are using the outdated Flip Mino, all you have to do is download a free plugin, as explained here. Once installed, you can directly import into iMovie.

If you're using a Flip MinoHD, you just have to import the video into iMovie as explained here.

Flip's Ultra line of camcorders have direct native support, either SD or HD (requires iMovie 8.0.3 or later).
QUOTE Thanks
swoosta

 
Member Since: Oct 14, 2009
Posts: 97
swoosta is on a distinguished road

swoosta is offline
To tell you the truth I haven't got the camera yet but I was reading up on the net and it said imovie won't recognise the mp4 format and you have to convert it - (getting the Flip next week)
QUOTE Thanks
codda

 
Member Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posts: 472
codda is a jewel in the roughcodda is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 21.5 iMac 3.06 ghz 12gb ram 500g HD iPad 2 16G

codda is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by swoosta View Post
To tell you the truth I haven't got the camera yet but I was reading up on the net and it said imovie won't recognise the mp4 format and you have to convert it - (getting the Flip next week)
What version of imovie...? 09 will recognize and import mp4 files no problem....
QUOTE Thanks
swoosta

 
Member Since: Oct 14, 2009
Posts: 97
swoosta is on a distinguished road

swoosta is offline
imovie 09
should be ok then
thanks everyone
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,753
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
Apple was the principle inventor of the MP4 format. Just FYI.
QUOTE Thanks
codda

 
Member Since: Apr 20, 2010
Posts: 472
codda is a jewel in the roughcodda is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: 21.5 iMac 3.06 ghz 12gb ram 500g HD iPad 2 16G

codda is offline
I'm no expert here...but at this point there are very few mainstream containers / codecs that imovie will not recognize...
QUOTE Thanks
chas_m

 
chas_m's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 22, 2010
Location: Victoria, BC
Posts: 16,753
chas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond reputechas_m has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 MBP, Black speakers, Black Benq second monitor, black(ish) iPhone 5s, Black 2012 iPad, etc.

chas_m is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by codda View Post
I'm no expert here...but at this point there are very few mainstream containers / codecs that imovie will not recognize...
No, this isn't true. iMove only *natively* supports a handful of codecs: DV, AVCHD, certain kinds of AVI (h.264), MP4 and maybe one or two others.

With the help of Flip4Mac WMV Player and Perian, perhaps, the range expands a little.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iMovie audio issues | Sky+ »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Flip Video data management on iMovie HD yogasu369 Movies and Video 1 08-25-2009 01:59 PM
Imovie Flip Mino nickthrolson Movies and Video 0 04-24-2009 12:57 AM
USB Camera to use as iMovie camera JBannister Movies and Video 0 02-03-2009 06:58 PM
Flip Video and MPEG Streamclip... bassgalcrash OS X - Apps and Games 0 10-03-2008 12:56 PM
No audio in iMovie Dixon Deeper Movies and Video 7 09-06-2007 02:45 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:32 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?