Editing DIVX directly in iMovie/FCP
September 1, 2008 6:46 AM Subscribe
I've got a VIO POV1 helmetcam
which records video as .avi files in DIVX format. What do I need to edit this directly in iMovie and Final Cut Pro?
posted by unSane to computers & internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Whenever I've tried to do this kind of thing before (using Flip4Mac as I remember) I've run into issues, for example FCP requiring me to render sound for the clips I drop into the timeline.
I've already tried Flip4Mac, Perian and the regular DIVX/XVID codecs and although some will allow me to play the movies with sound in QT, none of them so far will allow iMovie to recognize the files.
Solution before has been to transcode to DV or some other format using ffmpegx or similar, but the movies are long and this takes up a heck of a lot of disk space and it's slow.
Quicktime says the format is 'XVID', 720 x 480, Millions.
(I'll probably transcode to DV for final editing but I'm looking for a quick and dirty way to edit movies on my laptop to play to a group of riders each day on a trip to Moab).