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Lack of GoPro support

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iotus Calculating status...
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Jul 4, 2013 3:18 PM

I was very dissapointed to find out today that I just wasted $20 on purchasing iMovie to import and edit videos directly from my GoPro.


The GoPro uses standard MP4 file format - iMovie won't even aknowledge the files exist on my computer.


This is basic functionality and is inherently expected with video editing software I pay money for.


No file conversion is necessary as MP4 is a standard format and all other programs can read the files. What is needed is correct software development. I will not be downloading a file format converter, I will be switching to other software.


More and more I find myself limited by what I can do with Apple software (and their hardware these days, too, disposable $3k iPhoneBook Pro's). So far every piece of Apple software I've tried (and a good long trial run, too, years not days) has fallen far short of my basic expectations.


These days I tend to find myself booting into Windows to do basic tasks.


To validate this post as a question:


I am NOT looking for a file converter.


Does anyone know of the ACTUAL solution for getting iMovie to recognize MP4 - such as a missing codec or hotfix where Apple realized their error and fixed it?

iMovie '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), GoPro Hero 3 HD Black Edition
  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Jul 4, 2013 3:59 PM (in response to iotus)

    How are you going about importing?


    I have no trouble pulling files in directly to iMovie from the SD card from my HD Hero once I stick the card in my iMac.




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  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Jul 8, 2013 12:20 PM (in response to iotus)

    You're welcome.


    Happy to help.



    iotus wrote:

    if i import using Image Capture or Lightroom, iMovie will refuse to open the file.



    Never tried that. Interesting. I'' have to check it out.




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