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Jedi Knight
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Im converting .mpg files to get them into imove 08. I bought Quicktime pro to do the converting but what choice is best for making movies to veiw on a tv.
Movie to QuickTime Movie Or Movie to AVI?
thanks Kelly
 
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To view on a tv via - what? An Apple TV, a DVD player, from a computer into - what port?


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on a dvd for a tv viewing.
 
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Then your only choice is to burn via iDVD or Toast or the like. Either of those will do the conversion. What program where you planning to use to create the DVD? Also, the original files - where are they from? What type of .mpg files are they (MPEG4, MPEG2)?


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Professor Hubert Farnsworth: “Nothing is impossible. Not if you can imagine it. That’s what being a scientist is all about.”
Cubert J. Farnsworth: “No, that’s what being a magical elf is all about.”

 
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creating in imovie.
burning with toast6.
.mpg files are from a sony camera says MPG1 Muxed. I wanted to make the movie in imovie (which doesnt take .mpg files unless converteded which ill do now with quicktime pro (very time consuming and may get another camera that saves as .mov files). then burn and watch.
 
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You're pretty much stuck. If you want to edit in iMovie, then you'll need to convert to a QuickTime movie, and then when burning to disk Toast will need to convert to MPEG2.


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Cubert J. Farnsworth: “No, that’s what being a magical elf is all about.”

 
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should i use idvd? im not understanding how to make the movie in imove then burn it to a dvd to watch on a tv. I thought this was supose to be easy when you get ilife???
 
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I haven't used iMovie in a long time, but there should be some sort of Export to iDVD option, depending on which version you have.

You can also just start a new project in iDVD and import your QT movie saved from iMovie into iDVD.

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Professor Hubert Farnsworth: “Nothing is impossible. Not if you can imagine it. That’s what being a scientist is all about.”
Cubert J. Farnsworth: “No, that’s what being a magical elf is all about.”

 
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thanks ill try that.
 
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Originally posted by poobelly:
creating in imovie.
burning with toast6.
.mpg files are from a sony camera says MPG1 Muxed. I wanted to make the movie in imovie (which doesnt take .mpg files unless converteded which ill do now with quicktime pro (very time consuming and may get another camera that saves as .mov files). then burn and watch.

MPEG1 movies are spec'd at 320x240 image size and highly compressed. "Muxed" means audio and video are multiplexed together as a streaming file.
You could some time try using the widely-used free app MPEG Streamclip to demux and convert the files into a file format more suitable for editing.
Contrary to widely held opinion, converting files from one format to another to another is more often than not a frustrating, time-consuming P.I.T.A.
It's only just a tad easier if you're using the official iMovie/iDVD workflow-- DV format camera, Firewire into iMovie, iMovie export to iDVD, encode, burn, cross fingers.
 
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MPEG Streamclip also repairs timecode errors and can convert to DV if you add the Apple codec for about $20. iApplications seem to like the DV format.
 
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ok my camera is broken. Now how do i find out what still camera that takes movies (which format?) will work with imove08? .mov Cannon??? I cant find it on the apple site.
Sorry so many questions i just am trying to make this as easy as possible.
 
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The Canon SX5 IS shoots NTSC quality movies which seem to work with iMovie. I am still using iMovieHD (6.0.4) because I have not learned the weird new interface.
 
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Most digital still cameras that take "movies" generate relatively short clips (usually less than 60-90 sec long) and sized at 320x240 pixels. My little Canon S410 shoots these in .avi format, and uses Motion JPEG codec. I have imported these directly into iMovie HD (5.0.2) and exported (Shared) the iMovie timeline to Quicktime files for data DVD, and to iDVD 5 for video DVD.
Have not used iMovie beyond the version I have, though, so can't testify as to how this would work in iMovie 08.
Newer cameras, as Jim points out, now do shoot higher resolution clips at standard definition and sorta HD.
 
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