You need to understand the difference between a file format and a codec.
The answer is the, of course, iMovie 08/09/11 import QT movies. But only if the codec is supported.
Thanks for the info. I have found the formats and codecs supported by QT here:
Is there any published info on the formats and codecs supported by iMovie? And how do I find out the codec of a certain video file?
You can see what cameras are supported by iMovie here:
To check the codecs of a video file, right click and select 'Get Info'.
This is one of the best converters if you need to change formats.
It is free and can be downloaded from their site below or from Apple software downloads.
Install beta version 1.9.3b5 in your applications and you will also be able to use YouTube videos.
Timothy Fink schrieb:
iMovie uses internally only TWO codecs: DV and Appleintermediate, in few resolutions and framerates. If you manually convert any files for usage in iM, choose one of these two to avoid double conversions.
In Finder, select your file, hit Apple-i and read in the info window, what codec is in use. Or, open file in QuicktimePlayer, Apple-i ...-