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I have exported a Keynote presentation to a Quick time ...

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I have exported a Keynote presentation to a Quick time Movie and tried to import it to Imovie. All I get is this: The file could not be imported: Unknown Error It really doesn''t give me much to go on. Please help?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Mike replied 8 years ago.
Hi. my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will try to help you.

Before i go on, I tried this as well by creating a simple 6 page file and exported it to QuickTime Web. iMovie does not even recognize it.

So, what format did you use to export? We can start there.

Mike
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I have used dvcpro50 -ntsc, Apple vc h.263 25 fps, h.263, mp4. The strange thing is that it worked once on the same file but unfortunately I have a mistake in the keynote that I had to fix and when I reimported it to quicktime this error came back.
Expert:  Mike replied 8 years ago.
Unfortunately I am going to opt-out of this one.

I have tried several different exports and my iMovie does not recognize any of them. Therefore I cannot assist any further.

Another expert will hopefully pick this up and help you.

Sorry, and thanks for contacting us.

Mike
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Thanks
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 8 years ago.
What version of iMovie are you using?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
6.0.3
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 8 years ago.
It works for me here is what I do:

1. Open the presentation in Keynote

2. Click the file menu

3. Select Export

4. When the export menu pops up, make sure it is being exported to QuickTime
-Formats: Full Quality, Large

5. Click Next

6. Save the video on the desktop, so it will be easy to move to iMovie.

7. Click Export

8. When it finishes exporting, close Keynote.

9. Open iMovie HD and create a new project
-Video Format: DV

10. Click Create

11. Drag your video on the desktop into one of the boxes on the right.

This should solve your problem.
Expert:  Aggie Mac Master replied 8 years ago.
Did this method work for you?