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  • 30. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    andybel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    so basically use Quicktime as the link between iMovie & iTunes
    to get movies on your mac into a format that can be shared with itunes and thus any iOS device.

    no third party apps or extra messy steps or conversions.

    hope thsi helps or answers some of the queries

    Cheers from downunder

    Andy
  • 31. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)
    Since it is in the iMovie events folder on the computer, simply open iMovie on your computer, edit as needed then send it to iTunes.
    Then you don't need to waste time doing all these other conversion steps or using iMovie on your iPad.
  • 32. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    gunnergoz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    To floridonet - You are a GENIUS. I was ready to give up until I tried your suggestion and it worked like a charm. Now I am able to convert HD movies taken with my Kodak Z8 video camera and edit them in iMovie on my IPad 2. The lowered resolution does not bother me because the people I'll be sending them to can't use the HD videos anyway. The main thing is that I did not waste my money on iMovie, even though I did have to cough up many more bucks to buy Arcsoft Media Converter 7. So I'm poorer but happy, since the IPad 2 purchase is still not negated.

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  • 33. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)
    even though I did have to cough up many more bucks to buy Arcsoft Media Converter 7.

    Why?
    Converting can be done with iMovie on the computer or directly in iTunes.
  • 34. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    crh24 Level 3 Level 3 (920 points)
    Chris CA wrote:
    even though I did have to cough up many more bucks to buy Arcsoft Media Converter 7.

    Why?
    Converting can be done with iMovie on the computer or directly in iTunes.

    From his sig he doesn't have iMovie on his PC but he did waste his money on Arcsoft. Handbrake is free, runs on both Mac and Windows and works nicely for converting to a format usable for iMovie on the iPad 2.

    Conversion of video is not iTunes forte and Handbrake provides a better conversion.
  • 35. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    PJRives Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    Then everyone at your apple store is dumb. because it totally works. Just like how your mac can actually see an iphone as a camera in iphoto, the camera kit and iphoto on the ipad sees it as a camera. I do it on a daily basis.

    I've also done it with non iOS cameras but you have to make sure that the footage is QT friendly and no larger than the ipad res. Big 1080p videos or proprietary formats like some camera use will not work.
  • 36. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    rombe3jr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I finally managed to get some HD video playing on my iPad 2 with the VLC App (though I believe they have since pulled it from the App Store for some reason). And I can indeed see and play my 1080P video clips from here... However, I get a "Warning Your iPad is probably too slow to play this movie correctly," "Cancel," or "Try Anyway," notification... and low and behold if I "Try Anyway," the video is very slow and choppy. Also, when I try to put the file into iTunes photos, and "include video," when it tries to sync it says "this file cannot transfer because it is unable to be played on this iPad." Interesting. I need to try 720P and see if that is any better, I'll get back with you on it.
  • 37. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    PJRives Level 1 Level 1 (85 points)
    The ipad doesn't supports 720p playback so you should have much better results as far as playback

    As for the VLC thing, yes Apple pulled it. Seems that the license VLC was developed under prohibits ANY form of DRM being put on the program including Apple's. Pity really because it was a nice program
  • 38. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,870 points)
    The ipad doesn't supports 720p playback

    Yes it does.
    -> iPad technical specs
    "Video formats supported: H.264 video *_up to 720p_*, 30 frames per second"
  • 39. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    David M Brewer Level 6 Level 6 (9,200 points)
    These apps will play 1080p video better than VLC.
    GoodReader
    USB Disk
    TagDiskHD
    yxplayer2
    FileBowser
  • 40. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    HektikLyfe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    *GOT IT**

    Mac

    Open the video file in Quicktime. File > Save As > Select Movie format.
    NAME THE FILE WITH A STRING OF NUMBERS ONLY! No spaces, no special characters, no letters!
    Import into iPhoto. (You can rename it something else here if you like.)
    Open iTunes, go to your iPad.
    Go to the Photos Tab and make sure the Include Videos checkbox is checked.
    Synchronize!

    Windows

    Use HandBrake to convert to Apple TV format video.
    Name the file with letters only.
    Place the file in whatever folder you are synchronizing your images with.
    Be sure to check the (Include Videos) option in your photos tab for your iPad.
    Synchronize!
  • 41. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    HektikLyfe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    <<<EDIT: I meant save as M4V file not MOVIE file.
  • 42. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    Macden Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This response is more for Apple than the users. Introduction of iMovie on iPad is a dream come true. The possibilities of editing video on a bigger screen than iPhone, is great. However, judging from this post, Apple has made a cardinal sin. IPad 2 should have had a memory card slot. Simple. Provides more storage, and would present a simple way to input videos into the iPad. I don,t really want to shoot video on my iPad! Sometimes Apple's ingenuity is hindered by their pragmatism. I don't think consumers want to but a new iPadbevery year! Watch out for the iPad 3. It will probably have a memory card slot and many iPad 2 owners will be muffed!
  • 43. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    MHeptonstall Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have a kodak playsport,  having tried every option offered so far (apart from quicktime export as I only have a windows machine and  using mpg streamplayer to export - this just crashed my machien repeatedly), the following is all I can get to work

     

    1.  Convert all files using Handbrake (set to 'ipad' export setting)

     

    2. Synch them to iPad using iTunes using 'photo sync' with'video' ticked.   It will not work transferring them as films.

     

    3.  Use 'Vimeo' app to import, then export them this finally seems to get them in a format usable by iMovies

     

    Long winded, but it gets me a solution for my needs.   I have to use the playsport to capture, as its a pocketsized waterproof camera unlike iPad.

     

    From the mix of previous responses, it seems that some HD cameras are compatible and some aren't.  I've ordered a camera connection kit to see if this might remove the need for the Vimeo step.

     

    One of  my main justifications for buying the iPad was to edit video, therefore I am pretty disappointed I have to go through this rigmarole each time I have to edit movies.  Hopefully Apple will provide a fix soon!

  • 44. Re: How do I get iMovies to see my imported videos?
    teach_all Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, I finally can view my imovie on my computer now.