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Importing Video Clips
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Jun 20, 2005, 09:23 PM
Wondering if anyone can help. I am trying to dowload video clips from a Canon digital camera to ibook G4. I can drag and drop into imovie, but download time is 5 to 10x the length of the clip. Clips are in avi format, 30FPS. Digitial photos are a snap into iphoto, but video not so much. Any help would be hugely appreciated.

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Jun 21, 2005, 03:38 AM
it takes time to put the movie clips into iMovie because it is changing them to the quicktime format from the avi (which involves a lot of math).

there is really no way to avoid this, avi is a completely different kettle of fish, and it wont play in quicktime, but if you want you can use a player like VLC (videolanclient) to play them or try using iPhoto.
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Jun 21, 2005, 04:02 AM
Did you try with Image Capture? it might be faster.
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Jun 22, 2005, 04:37 PM
I avoid all this hassle and use a card reader. just drag and drop the file, no software needed.
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