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Jack Lane
XDCAM into imovie
on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:13:54 pm


I took some footage on a Sony XDCAM and am trying to upload it to imovie. I downloaded the XDCAM EX Clip Browser and am able to view it. But, the only file types I can export to are dv and dv avi. However, when I import these to imovie the picture quality is terrible.

I have files in quicktime on a flash drive and on DVD. Are there any codecs I can download or any suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated!



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Craig Seeman
Re: XDCAM into imovie
on Mar 3, 2010 at 8:41:46 pm

You may need to buy the CalibratedSoftware XDCAM EX MP4 decoder component (test with free trial) and then use QuicktimePro or MPEGStreamclip to convert to AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec). That will give you an HD file you can use in iMovie.

This is assuming you don't have Final Cut Pro on your system.

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