editing .mp4, .mov, .avi.. etc

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by -=Likwid=-, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. -=Likwid=-

    -=Likwid=-

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    I'm finding that plenty of people use Final Cut Pro to edit video... but usually DV or whatnot. If I try to edit any other formats using iMovie (don't have FCP yet), it'll try to convert the files first.. which is slow-ass... 86mins+ for a 50mb file..

    halp, please :)
     
  2. Euclid

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    Transcoding video is always slow. :(

    There's probably a program out there that will transcode a video to the native iMovie format (whatever it is) much faster than iMovie itself does it upon importing a clip. When I was trying to get videos on my iPod, I found that QuickTime was slow as BALLS but a third party program (Podner) did it in a fraction of the time.

    What I'm saying is: Maybe you could use a program like ffmpegX to convert the video and directly open it with iMovie, instead of having iMovie convert it for you. It might be faster, it might not, I haven't done it myself. It's probably worth experimenting with though if you have a crapload of video you want to edit.
     

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