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Jedi Master
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I finally tried iMovie HD today, to import a .mov to do some enhancements. it took 454 minutes to import a Divx-based .mov that eventually failed. i tried a native QT-made .mov file and the progress line took so long to start moving, I discontinued it too.

Does iMovie only work with DV files? is Final Cut Express the tool to edit/enhance files?


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You're pretty much limited to DV and MPEG-4 with both of those. Even Final Cut Pro won't do DiVX (unless there's a third-party plug-in for it).

iMovie and FCE are consumer apps - they aren't meant to handle a wide variety of video formats. You need to move up to the pro stuff for that.


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Maybe there's some helpful info here:
"Playing AVI and DivX Files"
 
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Jedi Master
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Thanks for the link, Chita; I have Divx for Mac installed.

Jack -
I thought the Divx might be a problem, so I tried to load .mp4 files (Video Podcast) into iMovie; they wouldn''t take. BTW, what good is the Pro app if it doesn't handle all files?


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Final Cut Pro handles a whole lot of formats, but Divx isn't one of them. Divx is heavily compressed video - the kind of thing you produce as output, not edit. It the same thing with DVDs - you don't just take the files off of them and edit, either (at least I haven't been able to).

It's like trying to edit PDFs - you can't do much to them, really - you're supposed to edit the original document that created the PDF, and generate a new one.

Looking at the Divx site, it looks like the codec only allows you to play and export Divx, not edit it.

As for "what good is it" - well, people are creating TV shows and movies with FCP, so it must be good for *something*<g>.


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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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What app is used for compression to different formats?


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Compressor comes with the pro apps. It uses QuickTime codecs, so for example if you buy the Divx codec, you can output to Divx.


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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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