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  • lamont_ancient Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    1) Right click on the bad video and choosing "Export Master". Then save it to the desktop.
    2) Open it up in Quicktime 7.
    3) Export it as a a QuickTime Movie file with the default settings.
    4) Re-import the new movie into aperture, delete the old one.


    Not having QT Pro, I tried this (converting them to h.264 ) using MPEG Streamclip - Aperture 3 can't see the Videos to reimport. Any ideas where I went wrong?
  • Andrew N Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    lamont_ancient wrote:
    Aperture 3 can't see the Videos to reimport. Any ideas where I went wrong?


    Hmm odd. I just dragged the re-encoded video back into the correct project. It dropped right in there. What does it do when you drag and drop?
  • Andrew N Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
    Perhaps you tried to drag the video to a smart album? Try dragging it into a project.
  • Walter A. Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
    F Shippey wrote:
    these are MPEG1 (Muxed) and are still unsupported by Aperture when converted as you suggest.



    Sorry, but MPEG1 (Muxed) videos are OLD and aren't even supported in the iApps like iMovie of iDVD; I would be very surprised to see support for such files to ever show up in Aperture.

    Use the free MPEG Streamclip to convert them to something else more modern.



    Perhaps you missed it the last 3 or 4 times this was explained, but the point is that Aperture is supposed to REPLACE iPhoto, not just as an image editing app but also as a means for storing, organizing, and browsing existing collections.

    The fact that Apple added so much video-centric functionality underscores the fact that video is a big part of the picture and that people WANT to manage their photos together with their videos.

    I already acknowledged that MPEG1 files are old, and that I don't expect Aperture to support video editing and/or slideshows with these older formats. On the other hand...

    1) These older video clips are supported for playback purposes by QuickTime, LiveView, Preview, Finder, etc., and so should also be supported FOR PLAYBACK ONLY by Aperture.

    2) Converting them would be too time consuming and troublesome, and would require that they also be re-imported back into Aperture.

    3) Converting them would also mess up their meta-data, including date information. This could only be corrected by manually editing the metadata for each video clip one by one, which is absolutely out of the question.

    4) As these video clips are closely linked with the photos they accompany, I have NO desire to store and manage them separately from my photos, nor does anyone else.


    I think the solution I am requesting is perfectly reasonable.
  • lamont_ancient Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Certainly no argument from me...I have only got about 70 small videos of the MPEG1 (MUxed) type but having to convert them all, fiddle with the metadata and reimport them back into Aperture 3 is not what I call a smooth transition (upgrade?) from iPhoto.
    Fix it please Apple or I want my money back!
    Oh! and I've said nothing about the trouble I'm having creating slideshows - yes, I have installed the update. And opening Magic DVD in iDVD is now impossible, the Aperture Library would probably take the rest of the week to load.
    No doubt about it, Aperture 3 must have been very poorly Beta tested.
  • SuRGe4Glory Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    In the same boat here (MPEG1 video clips not viewable). Even though I have new cameras with newer video formats I still use my old packetable Sony for ski clips and ultra portable video capture. I'm trying to seamlessly switch from iPhoto to Aperture and this is an unfortunate limitation that makes little sense to me.

    Apple, please make MPEG1 video clips viewable in Aperture 3. Editing not required...just viewing and maintaining the date stamps so they sort in the albums they are in.
    -Scott
  • Walter A. Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
    lamont_ancient wrote:
    1) Right click on the bad video and choosing "Export Master". Then save it to the desktop.
    2) Open it up in Quicktime 7.
    3) Export it as a a QuickTime Movie file with the default settings.
    4) Re-import the new movie into aperture, delete the old one.


    Not having QT Pro, I tried this (converting them to h.264 ) using MPEG Streamclip - Aperture 3 can't see the Videos to reimport. Any ideas where I went wrong?


    It boils down to the precise settings you used to export the video clips. Codec, wrapper, resolution, bitrate, framerate, audio codec, etc. It can be very confusing if you don't know what you're doing.

    For this sort of thing I use VisualHub, which is fantastic. Unfortunately the developer stopped supporting it a while ago. Using the *Export to iTunes - All Devices* setting should do the trick.
    _+http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/30028+_

    Having said that, though, the process of exporting, converting, editing metadata, and re-importing isn't a practical option for anyone who has more than a handful of these video clips.
  • lamont_ancient Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I've just installed the Aperture 3.0.1 update - unfortunately still no support for MPEG1 video clips. Bummer.
  • Daniel Drogies Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    I just started using Aperture 3 and I am switching all my iPhoto pics and videos over. But really I need mpg1 support to view my little mini movies.
    I hope we'll get that in the next update, because I start to really enjoy this program but for a full replacement for iPhoto this feature really needs to be added (and iPhone pics deleting option too if you are at it )
  • Walter A. Level 1 Level 1 (130 points)
    It would also be immensely helpful if Apple would venture outside their cone of silence and at least give us a heads-up as to whether or not they plan to fix this. I can be pretty patient about waiting for a fix - but it's frustrating to not even know whether one will be forthcoming.
  • caitcat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I would also love to see this answered. We have 280 of these video files, from a previous camera we use to use, and I do not want to have to use a secondary program to view / organize them. It also would take FOREVER to convert all of the files. Any one heard any news on this? Thanks.
  • Iamtroels Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have had the same issue here.

    My solution to this was converting the files with Handbrake - doing them all at one time queued, before importing to Aperture3. I did almost 300 MPG's . Very easy solution - when apple don't seems to recognize this problem with a fix.

    http://handbrake.fr/downloads.php

    Cheers!
  • Flacorobin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This seems like a good work around, but how did you manage to make handbrake keep the original creation date of the outputted files, so that aperture does not think that they were taken today? Also, can you recommend any handbrake output config to keep resolution/bitrate/quality of the original files? My videos that were not imported by aperture are muxed mpg1 files,... Sorry for all these questions but I am new at aperture, and the upgrade from iphoto has not been as smooth as expected.Thanks in advance!
  • Iamtroels Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm afraid its not possible to keep the original metadata / date and time in this conversion with Handbrake.
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=handbrakecreationdate
    I manually had to set it using this little easy tool: A Better Finder Attributes: http://www.publicspace.net/download/ABFAX.dmg

    The output settings I used in Handbake was the preset: Normal. And constant quality 100% (Format: MP4; Codec: H.264; FPS: same as source).

    Anyone had any solutions for better workarounds, please?


    Have fun!
  • coocooforcocoapuffs Level 3 Level 3 (845 points)
    It's not just old old files that are restricted in the aperture lib, perfectly good hd sized h.264 mov files don't work either! i'm about to explode, as i was counting on this...
    camera: new canon T2i.
    Aperture 3.0.3
    latest apple updates applied.