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Importing videos into imovie on the iPad 2

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  • Kiwiphone4 Level 4 Level 4 (1,425 points)

    kevinfromspringfield wrote:

    Its not working 1000% of the time for me. I downloaded the app but how do you get it to see your files in Videos. It only sees my Camera Roll. Thanks.

    Go back and read this thread again.

    You cannot import from "Videos", you CAN ONLY IMPORT FROM CAMERA APP / camera roll.

  • teharatats Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Kevin, you will NOT see a vid clip imported via iTunes in Camera Roll OR Videos - the ONLY place you will see it is AFTER you have launched your iMovie project and are inserting video clips...the clip will appear there along with existing Camera Roll media.

    So an option is to create an iMovie project and import only that clip you got in via iTune then save THAT project as a movie to your camera roll. Then it will be there forever and ever.

    Go back to iTunes on Mac/PC and dump the vid from iTunes so it does not sync back into your iOS again to save memory there.

     

    Also, iMovie on iPhone has cool but limited titling. I used a drawing app on my mac to create a 640x480 graphic–black with white text with url, etc. and shot a still and a 2 second vid clip for using in the output.

     

    Sound volume is a problem, will be using a bluetooth mic soon. Here's a vid.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELk-VrSRg5A&list=UUJmXMGv7HkwTZuaMTBz9cRQ&index=1 &feature=plcp

     

    I have a few more in "preproduction" : )

  • ToddBradley Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Apr 8, 2012 8:57 PM (in response to AppleAndPC)

    Thank you for pointing out the "trick", AppleAndPC.

  • joeCommenter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Maybe this has already been suggested.

     

    If I shoot video with my iphone 4, I then import the movie into iphoto on my desktop computer.

     

    I then plug my ipad in to sync with itunes. Once the ipad shows up in itunes, I go to the photos tab and select the event or album that the video now lives. I also check to include all videos.

     

    I then hit sync and the movie gets added to the ipad.

     

    I can then import the movie into imovie.

     

    Is that what you are talking about?

  • Kiwiphone4 Level 4 Level 4 (1,425 points)
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    Apr 12, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to joeCommenter)

    joeCommenter wrote:

    I then hit sync and the movie gets added to the ipad.

    Is that what you are talking about?

    This has been mentioned twice in this thread already.

    I appreciate your trying to help people, but just repeating what has been said is not helpful.

    Read through a whiole thread before posting please.

  • joeCommenter Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 12, 2012 5:51 PM (in response to Kiwiphone4)

    Wow

  • Jessicaatje7 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 15, 2012 12:58 PM (in response to AppleAndPC)

    Thanks AppleAndPC for your tips!! Your way workes absolutly fine!!! Incredible!

    All the others didn't work, so thanks!

     

    However, I use handbrake to convert, but leave all the details the way they are by converting to Ipad. I do this because my phone films in widescreen and your settings made it stretched. If I leave it 'standard' the quality is better and Imovie still recognizes it.

     

    So, now I can begin editting my old camera films into a Imovie-trailer!!! THANK YOU!!!

     


    Grtz, Jessica

  • 6FTBRL Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm new to iMovie on the iPad, but this technique worked for me: I had some videos saved in my Dropbox. I opened the Dropbox app on my iPad, selected a video, and tapped "Save Video". The video was saved to my camera roll, and I could then edit it with iMovie.

     

    I can't guarantee this will work for all movies, but it worked for me. Worth a try (especially if you already use Dropbox).

     

    (I should point out: all my videos were .mov QuickTime movie files. Other parameters varied though).

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    Jul 23, 2012 6:19 AM (in response to 6FTBRL)

    Generally, any video that can be exported to the Camera Roll can be edited by iMovie.

  • BeautyJones Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 7, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to iphonejunky)

    Could you do the same thing by using these settings in After Effects, do you know?

    Could you export with these settings from iMovie and then bring the video into iTunes?

     

    If you couldn't tell, I'm trying to avoid purchasing Quicktime Pro 7. It's not the most recent version, is it?

     

    Thanks in advance for your help!

     

    BeautyJones

  • Menneisyys Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
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    Aug 7, 2012 1:22 PM (in response to BeautyJones)

    1. You will NOT want to purchase QT7 Pro just for its conversion capabilities. (Actually, Handbrake's clearly better at converting videos than both QT7 and even iTunes' "Convert to iPad format".) It's mostly at accessing individual elemental streams and cutting some scenes out of a MOV file that it excels at.

     

    2. After Effects, while not meant for "strictly" recompression and the like, should be able to handle this task. Nevertheless, I don't recommend it for this either - use Handbrake.

  • BeautyJones Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 8, 2012 8:19 AM (in response to Menneisyys)

    Great, I'll try Handbrake and report back! Cheers!

  • TheMacKing Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    I hoping I'm not duplicating any information already posted here but the solution is simple - It hurt my head trying to work it out/looking everywhere for an answer. So I hope this helps someone.

     

    1. Get the video you want to use in iMovie for iPad/iPhone.

     

     

    2. Take the clips you want to edit on the iPad and make sure they are .mp4 (this works best I have found) (Optional) If they are short clips I edit them into one using normal iMovie and export that.

     

    3. Use MPEG Streamclip (free app search google) to covert said files into .mp4 if they are anything else.

     

    Drag and drop these outputted videos into a folder stored in your pictures folder on your computer.

     

    Go to iTunes and sync the pictures folder containing the videos (make sure you have checked the sync videos box on the pictures tab)

     

    And away you go. The videos will appear in iMovie for iPad/iPhone.

     

    Again I hope I didn't miss this answer somewhere else and that this information is useful to someone.

     

    Kind rregards,

     

    Mark

  • Kiwiphone4 Level 4 Level 4 (1,425 points)
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    Aug 14, 2012 12:10 AM (in response to TheMacKing)

    TheMacKing wrote:

     

    I hoping I'm not duplicating any information already posted here but the solution is simple - It hurt my head trying to work it out/looking everywhere for an answer.

    So you didnt read this forum, or this thread then?

     

    I appreciate your trying to help, but this was answered in this thread.

    So if people are like you , then they won't bother to read the thread, and like you they will not learn from this.

     

    So again thanks, but you are just repeating what has been said.

     

     

    The better advice is.... read the whole thread, and do a search in the forum.

  • Elmanali Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 5, 2012 9:00 AM (in response to TheMacKing)

    Thanks to everybody. It's incredible that to import videos into a video-editing program it's so hard.

    I'm very disappointed. Anyway. I followed the procedure (so sync with photo and include videos) but in this way there's no way to manage video's directly in the Iphone, i mean after sync i cannot delete the unuseful videos from the Ipad or for example if I put blank into the sync flag of the photo tab in itunes all the videos' disappear...

     

    There' is a way to import videos (also made with iphone4) into the ipad using the APP folder in itunes in the section sharing files?

     

    g

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