Currently Being ModeratedDec 5, 2012 5:51 AM (in response to witteone)
Do you still have the original mov file? If so, open it in QuickTime Player and then type I (letter I) while holding down the Command Key. This will open the Inspector. Tell us the dimensions of the clip and everything you see next to the word "Format:"
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 2:41 AM (in response to AppleMan1958)
Dimensions are: 640x360 pixels
Format is: MPEG1 Muxed, 640x360 pixels
I did convert it from its original .MPG format to .MOV in QuickTime and it has the same info in Inspetor. iMovie '09 acts like it is uploading but it never shows up. Again I even tried it in .dv format with the same issue.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 4:33 AM (in response to witteone)
For MPEG1, you will need to convert it to a format that iMovie can edit.
Get a free tool called MPEG Streamclip.
Drag your MPEG1 clip into MPEG Streamclip. Then FILE/EXPORT USING QUICKTIME. Choose Apple Intermediate Codec as the codec. Save it where you can find it. This will be an MOV file.
Now, in iMovie, use FILE/IMPORT MOVIE to import the clip you just made into iMovie.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 6, 2012 6:08 PM (in response to AppleMan1958)
Thank you with deepest gratitude. Worked like a charm and still maintained good quality.