Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 21 of 21
  1. #16


    Member Since
    Feb 28, 2012
    Posts
    1
    So is it best to just take the M2TS and use a m2ts to dv converter instead of using HB to mp4 than importing to iMovie?

  2. #17

    MightyGem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2010
    Location
    Warrington, UK
    Posts
    2,074
    Specs:
    PPC Mini, 10.4.11. Intel Mini, 10.6.8. MacBook Pro, 10.10.5. iPhone 3GS.
    Yes, because that is what iMovie will convert the mp4 to. It will make only one conversion rather than two, saving you time the extra loss of quality, slight though it may be.

  3. #18


    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    20,911
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    There's now the option of using Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC) rather than just DV. Might be a better option, particularly for HD files.

  4. #19


    Member Since
    Feb 21, 2013
    Posts
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by sorsor View Post
    I know this is old, but I ran into this earlier and came across this thread in a google search. As it turns out, it takes forever because it converts the video to .mov container (DV format). I found through further searching that you can instead just drop the videos into your imovie project data folder and it will use them without converting. It still takes a few minutes to process (1 hr .m4v 1920x1080 clip took 12 minutes on my new Air, instead of 9 hours as previously estimated through normal import), I suppose indexing or something, but much better.

    Specifically, in your home folder, go to Movies -> iMovie Events -> (project name), and drop in your video there. When you start iMovie it should start processing the files, but it didn't actually convert the files. They just popped up in my event library ready to use.

    This has to be the stupidest thing I've come across, as the forever conversion seems completely unnecessary for the application to function. perhaps it's a safety net for certain other formats.
    WOW, great solution, you've save many of my hours

  5. #20


    Member Since
    Mar 01, 2015
    Posts
    1
    Thumbs down iMovie ridiculous load times
    OMG! I just asked iMovie to load 6 video files and the wait time is 7 hours! The files aren't even that big, less than three gigs total.

    First had to spend the whole morning converting .MTS files to MP4 using Handbrake because iMovie doesn't recognize .MTS... Now this?

    Seriously disappointed. I bought a Mac, because all I heard about it was how great it was for audio and video, but to be frank, so far, I'm not impressed!
    Last edited by moodphaser; 03-01-2015 at 05:19 PM.

  6. #21

    MightyGem's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 29, 2010
    Location
    Warrington, UK
    Posts
    2,074
    Specs:
    PPC Mini, 10.4.11. Intel Mini, 10.6.8. MacBook Pro, 10.10.5. iPhone 3GS.
    First had to spend the whole morning converting .MTS files to MP4
    No need to do that. Use ReWrapAVCHD to change the AVCHD container to m4v/mp4. As there's no conversion, it takes seconds and there's no loss of quality.
    RewrapAVCHD for Mac | MacUpdate

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. can I import footage from iMovie 11 into iMovie HD
    By amyrose in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-18-2012, 03:07 AM
  2. iMovie "Import from Camera" import in mpeg - 2?
    By ghsusaxa75 in forum Movies and Video
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-14-2010, 04:08 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-07-2010, 11:26 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 12-25-2008, 02:03 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •