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What file formats will I Movie import and use?

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Oct 29, 2012 6:05 AM

My Sony HD camcorder records video files in .mpg format which I understand is one of many mpeg type formats. The files play fine on Quick Time, but when I try to import them into I Movie, I get the optimization box and it never progresses. I Movie locks up and I have to force stop it. Do I have to convert these files first? Can't  understand why I Movie would not accept such common video files. If they have to be converted, can you suggest what app to use and what format to convert to?

I'm running a MB Pro 15 retina with Mountain Lion fully updated and I Movie 11 also fully updated.

Thanks for any help.

iMovie '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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