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    Editing .mpg files....
    Ok, here's the deal...I got a mac because I love to edit movies. I got most of my footage from transfering them from my old PC...they are all .mpg format...and they can't be changed. I got VLC and Divx (doctor too) so I can PLAY the videos on my machine....HOWEVER, when I open iMovie, it will not allow me to import the mpg files because it can't be opened in quicktime (or something like that).

    Now i usually use adobe premiere to edit (which I will be getting soon) and im also thinking about getting Final Cut Pro. Does anyone with a mac know if the same problem occurs in these programs?

    Thanks for any help...

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    ALSO I should mention that mpg files that play in VLC seem to have the wrong "time"...I mean video files that should be 11 min long are only 4 mins or so according to the player...whats up with that?

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    okay maybe im not asking the right place...can someone tell me who can answer this?

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    Member Since
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    webbywebber's Avatar
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    Jul 26, 2006
    Canada's Capital
    2.0ghz White MacBook, 1gb RAM, superdrive, 22in trinitron external monitor, 60gb internal, 300gb ext
    that forum is probably best,
    but we had this problem in my commtech, and i think we got 'round it by opening the file in quicktime and then exporting as a different format (i know .dv works, but i think it's pretty big) but if you try different formats, i'm sure you'll find something that works

    good luck

    edit: sorry, didn't realize you'd said it couldnt be opened in quicktime

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    Toledo, Ohio
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    Mod note: Moving thread to a better forum.

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