2 Replies Latest reply: May 12, 2013 8:59 PM by jadester343
jadester343 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

So im doing a review of a movie which ive ripped onto my harddisc currently in AVI format, but when i select Import>movies>desktop and choose the video it says that there are no compatible videos and the files are greyed out. What shoul di convert the video to so it will allow me to import the film into imovie to be voicedover etc.

 

Im using the Any Video Converter and the most recent version of iMovie on Macbook Pro 15" late 2011


MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • 1. Re: What video formats will iMovie allow to be imported?
    AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)

    Apple Intermediate Codec, H.264, MPEG 4 (Certain flavors), Apple Animation Codec, Motion JPEG A, DV, HDV. If you have one of the Pro Apps (Final Cut Pro, Logic), then ProRes 422 will work as well. That is not a complete list, but its all I can think of right now.

     

    AVI is a container, not a codec. Just like MOV is a container, not a codec. You are correct in thinking you need a codec that iMovie can handle. I am not familiar with the converter you are using, but I would suggest picking one of the codecs I mentioned and put it in an MOV container.

  • 2. Re: What video formats will iMovie allow to be imported?
    jadester343 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    so i got my clips to import but now my new problem is (while the bulk of my clips work) the newest clips ive imported have a small yellow 0 in the corner (i assume the FPS) and while the audio of the clip with play the clip is completely black!? what's going on?

     

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