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cheddar-caveman 09-24-2013 03:10 AM

.AVI movies in iMovie
 
I have a night vision camera and it records .AVI movies but I can't get iMovie (9.0.9) on my MacBook Pro to recognise them. How can I "import" them to iMovie for editing? Do I need other software?

Rod Sprague 09-24-2013 03:18 AM

Here you go:
iMovie only reads AVI that both the audio and the video were compressed by using a codec that iMovie can recognize. If your AVI video files are not imported, it's because of the codec used to create the AVI file is not supported by iMovie, even if you have Perian installed, which only allows you to play AVI in QuickTime. If you want to edit AVI in iMovie, the easy option would be converting the AVI files to an iMovie compatible format, like MOV, MP4, or M4V.
To achieve this try using "Any Video Converter" available from the App Store for free then import into iVideo.
Cheers

cheddar-caveman 09-24-2013 02:14 PM

Cheers Rod, I'm off to the store!

Ok, back from the store but typical Apple, it'll cost money - unless you want a large red banner across the video!

MightyGem 09-24-2013 04:50 PM

MPEGStreamclip is what you need.
Squared 5 - MPEG Streamclip video converter for Mac OS X

chas_m 09-25-2013 07:40 AM

^^^ and it's free!

Rod Sprague 09-26-2013 12:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cheddar-caveman (Post 1539175)
Cheers Rod, I'm off to the store!

Ok, back from the store but typical Apple, it'll cost money - unless you want a large red banner across the video!

Sorry cheddar-caveman when I downloaded it it was free.

Monistee 03-04-2014 08:08 PM

I turn it into an mp4. And it works for me! Hope it helps.

chas_m 03-05-2014 09:12 PM

An addendum to this thread -- Adapter (free) from Macroplant was updated to version 2.0 and works well. These days I use iFFmpeg ($10), MPEG Streamclip (free) or Permute ($10) depending on what I want to do.


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