View Full Version : Unable to import QT.mov files into iMovie

13th December 2005, 10:28 AM
I wonder if anyone can help. I have some Quicktime movie files that I wish to import into iMovie in order to join then together and export to iDVD. When I try to import the files into iMovie I get an unknown warning message telling iMovie is unable to import. I am missing somthing here? Do I need to convert the files or something? I'm not using QT Pro only have QT 7. Please advise....Thanks.

13th December 2005, 12:23 PM
What version of iMovie are you using?

13th December 2005, 12:30 PM
what does the error message say ? there a few different ones, copy the error message to here :)

13th December 2005, 02:59 PM
I'm using iMovie HD 5.0.2

13th December 2005, 03:20 PM
It should import. What is the origin of the QT movies?

13th December 2005, 03:26 PM
I notice from the error message screenshot that the video format is NTSC. Try opening iMovie, open Preferences and changing the project frame rate to 25 fps. Quit iMovie, open a new project and try importing the QT files again.

13th December 2005, 03:32 PM
My housemate downloaded them on a PC from some website. I think the file type is just unrecognisable. I've attached an image of the movie info in QT.

13th December 2005, 06:17 PM
It's because of the Codec used. You would need to export from QT to DV. This is what iMovie would do anyway.
You do realise that the resolution of this video file upscaled to DV will look awful, right?

13th December 2005, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by astr0b0y@Dec 13 2005, 05:47 PM
You do realise that the resolution of this video file upscaled to DV will look awful, right?
Original file, ie. source, uncompressed movie or dv file will be the best, but it is workable after it has been compressed. Just don't expect the best qauilty!

13th December 2005, 07:01 PM
Would I need Quicktime Pro in order to export the file to DV?