Thread: Movie Format Question
10-24-2007, 01:45 PM #1Movie Format Question
Okay here's my dilema. In September when my PC died, it had 20 GB of Video that had yet to be edited, it was saved on the Computer in an .avi format with a resolution of 720x480.
It's sitting on my office PC (that I used to recover my photos and video) but My question is: if I copy this onto an external harddrive and take it and put it on my Mac am I going to have any issues? or does anyone know if I can even import .avi files into iMovie 06, iMovie 08, or Final Cut Express 2?
Anyone forsee any real difficulties?
I'd hate to lose this home video, its my Daughter's first swimming lesson, her second birthday party, and a few other things too. Memories that I dont want to lose.
Please if anyone has any advise I would appreciate it.I Only Let my iMac do the fun, important stuff like Videos, Pictures & Music. My Laptop does the boring stupid stuff like pie-charts, word documents, and spreadsheets. I Love my iMac!
10-24-2007, 03:17 PM #2
Yes you can import avi files into imovie 6.
10-24-2007, 03:18 PM #3
It only seems you can use, DV mpeg-4, and some .mov in imovie 08. (top of the page in att.) i dont really know about the others. imovie08 your out of luck.
10-24-2007, 03:32 PM #4
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With ffmpegX you can can convert the video into any format. Or get the proper codec for quicktime and you can use the AVIs natively.
10-24-2007, 04:39 PM #5
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If you recorded those assets on DV tape and still have the tapes then you have a form of a backup since you also have those assets on your PC. Don't record over used areas of tape. Those are your originals that you would hate to lose.
10-24-2007, 06:12 PM #6
as for the original miniDV tapes, My wife put the Tape back in the Camera without notifying me because she watched it on the TV through the camera, one day. when we left for a trip we recorded over the previous footage, because as far as I knew it was a new tape, which is why I'm in this dilema. Otherwise I am quite aware I could have just transferred it back from the tape to the Mac.I Only Let my iMac do the fun, important stuff like Videos, Pictures & Music. My Laptop does the boring stupid stuff like pie-charts, word documents, and spreadsheets. I Love my iMac!
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