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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:12 pm    Post subject: QuickTime X export formats? Reply with quote

I've created some animations with Keynote and exported them as QuickTime movies -- because that's the only export option that Keynote gives me -- with the intention of using these animations in an iMovie project.

However iMovie won't import anything but DV, Mpeg-2 and Mpeg-4. I've tried the direct approach (drag-and-drop) and the indirect approach (sneak them into iMovie via iPhoto), but to no avail; iMovie won't touch them.

I have a feeling that QuickTime X player will convert QT movies to other formats, but I can't remember what they are.

Would someone using Snow Leopard please have a look and remind me?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quicktime X removed the "Export" facility. To use that, you'll need to install Quicktime 7 - it's on the Snow Leopard install discs (in the "Extra Installs" I believe), currently up to v.7.6.6. You can keep both versions of QT (X and 7) around without problems. You'll also need a QT Pro key of course, to get the QT7 export functions.

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(Windows Media is there only because I have Flip4Mac installed - a paid-for enhancement.)

Also, don't forget MPEGStreamclip, which will transcode lots of formats into others for free.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for replying, Mooblie. A couple of months ago, I reverted from 10.6 to 10.5 -- and it's just my luck that sooner or later I was going to need the one thing that differentiated the two; QuickTime X. Rolling Eyes

I tried MPEGStreamClip without much success; it turned a 6 second .mov file into a single-frame .mp4 (Wait a minute -- isn't a single-frame movie usually called a "photograph"? Wink ).

And then my temporary stupidity must have subsided, because I suddenly remembered that I already have a copy of VisualHub sitting in my "Applications" folder. Embarassed Oh dear. It must be time for my medication...

[Edit: I've just used VH to convert a .mov into a .mp4, and iMovie has imported it flawlessly. Phew, now I can go to bed feeling very relieved...]
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi JB
I've been using Adapter, a pretty cool
and useful format conversion Application.
It converts just about anything into
just about anything. Its been very stable
and is easy to use. Its a free Beta right now.

Its converted everything I've thrown at it.
A faster processer is better than a slower one.
Give it a try. I like it better than Visual Hub
and MPEGStreamClip.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also JB, try out HandBrake. Its primary use is converting DVD's but you can also throw in other files and export them as Mpeg-4 I believe.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

billb wrote:
Hi JB
I've been using Adapter, a pretty cool
and useful format conversion Application.

Thanks for the link, Bill. Until now I didn't know about Adapter, so I'm gonna take a close look at that one... Wink

trustory wrote:
Also JB, try out HandBrake. Its primary use is converting DVD's but you can also throw in other files and export them as Mpeg-4 I believe.

Cheers Alfie! I'm afraid to admit that Handbrake is another app that I already have on my HDD... Embarassed Rolling Eyes ...and after sparking it up, you're absolutely correct -- it will indeed convert QuickTime movies to mp4s.

Am I a muppet, or what? Smile
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