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  1. #1

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    Oct 07, 2013
    .avi and .mov getting them onto our new iMac
    Hi there

    We are transfering our images and movies from PC to iMac.. For some reason iPhoto is saying it doesn't recognise our movies. If we plug in the camera directly it accepts them straight from the camera but it won't take tem from the external harddrive - it says unrecognisable file format. But it wil play them from the hard drive... We're just not sure what to do as we want all our memories together.

    Where should we be storing our movies?

    Thanks for helping this novice! So excited about getting into our new iMac!

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    MightyGem's Avatar
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    Nov 29, 2010
    Warrington, UK
    PPC Mini, 10.4.11. Intel Mini, 10.6.8. MacBook Pro, 10.10.5. iPhone 3GS.
    Where should we be storing our movies?
    In the Movies Folder in your Home Folder?

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    Member Since
    Oct 07, 2013
    Thanks - should iPhoto then pick them up?

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    chas_m's Avatar
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    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    It doesn't matter. You can store them in iPhoto, which is apparently converting them on import (just like iMovie would), suggesting they are in AVCHD format.

    You can take the converted files out of iPhoto and store them in the Movies folder (or a separate HD if you prefer), that's what I do (actually I *now* convert movies into a standard format for either viewing or editing depending on what I want to do).

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