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Hi, Im trying to import an .mov file, but imovie doesnt

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Hi,
I'm trying to import an .mov file, but imovie doesn't recognize it. the file was converted to .mov by Quick Player.
Any suggestions?
Thanks,
Tzippi

iteachmac :

Welcome ,I will give a full and clear answer to your question, please make sure to reply to any questions I have. They may be essential to my reply.

iteachmac :

Hi ,

iteachmac :

Hi , what version of Imovie do you use?

iteachmac :

Importing formats do differ on versions of imovie .

iteachmac :

perhaps the codec within the movie is not supported .

iteachmac :

Please try Mpeg stream clip to convert your video http://www.squared5.com/

iteachmac :

MPEG Streamclip can export all these formats to QuickTime, DV/DV50, AVI/DivX and MPEG-4 with high quality encoding and even uncompressed or HD video.

iteachmac :

The best format for use with imovie is DV or DVpro that is uncompressed , you can also use Quicktime movie / MP4 with H.264 AAC audio with a high bit rate this can also be effective . DV video footage will take more than x5 more storage space that a H.264 encoded video file. Files maybe converted to imovies own working format once imported , normally DV as provided from most camcorders .

iteachmac :

Depending on the imovie version if more recent try the Apple Intermediate Codec.

iteachmac :

To do this , open stream clip ,

iteachmac :

See file menu ,

iteachmac :

See export options ,

iteachmac :

See Export to Quicktime

iteachmac :

See Top most compression selection menu , Select Apple Intermediate Codec

iteachmac :

Once selected , press make movie .

iteachmac :

Name your file , and choose where on your Mac to export .

iteachmac :

And press save .

iteachmac :

The file should be able to be read / imported by imovie .

iteachmac :

I hope this helps.

iteachmac :

Thanks.

Customer:

Sorry, the elections took all of my attention. Thank you so much for your help!

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