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    • tomstickland
    • By tomstickland 17th Jan 08, 7:54 PM
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    I want to edit .mov files for free.
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    • 17th Jan 08, 7:54 PM
    I want to edit .mov files for free. 17th Jan 08 at 7:54 PM
    I've got a few .mov files from my camera and I want to edit them together. Windows movie maker won't read .mov files, so I can either convert them or find a free .mov editor. All the programs I've downloaded so far are free trials and either won't convert the whole file or add watermarks.

    What's the cheapest way to do what I want? Conver to .avi etc or download a free .mov editor?
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    • Stompa
    • By Stompa 18th Jan 08, 9:54 AM
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    • 18th Jan 08, 9:54 AM
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    • 18th Jan 08, 9:54 AM
    I generally convert to avi using a little program called mp4cam2avi:

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/mp4cam2avi/

    works a treat.
    Stompa
  • loksat
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    • 18th Jan 08, 11:54 AM
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    • 18th Jan 08, 11:54 AM
    Windows movie maker is good.
    ££££££
    Cheers
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    • tomstickland
    • By tomstickland 18th Jan 08, 5:42 PM
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    • 18th Jan 08, 5:42 PM
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    • 18th Jan 08, 5:42 PM
    Yes, but it won't read .mov files.
  • 420games
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    • 23rd Nov 08, 7:31 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 08, 7:31 PM
    why is it call movie maker if u cant edit .mov(movie) files with it?
    • Joe_Bloggs
    • By Joe_Bloggs 23rd Nov 08, 8:08 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 08, 8:08 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 08, 8:08 PM
    I have no idea what formats are melded together in the .mov container format. You can try GSPOT to identify the codecs that are required to play the format.
    I'm sure that if the details of the device that creates this material were known then others maybe able to offer more help.

    I like to use cuttermaran to edit mpeg2 content.
    www.videohelp.com is where I found it.
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    • tomstickland
    • By tomstickland 23rd Nov 08, 10:10 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 08, 10:10 PM
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    • 23rd Nov 08, 10:10 PM
    why is it call movie maker if u cant edit .mov(movie) files with it?
    Originally posted by 420games
    I've no idea. Anyway, I use mp4cam2avi to convert to avis.
    Happy chappy
  • dellboy67
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    • 18th Dec 10, 12:39 PM
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    • 18th Dec 10, 12:39 PM
    I use Super for conversion as this give best flexibility;

    To convert MOV to AVI use the settings below;

    Output container - AVI
    Output video codec - DV Digital Video
    Audio - MP3
    Scale 720:576
    Aspect 5:4
    2 channels
    bitrate 96
    Sampling freq 22050
    Use MEncoder
    29.97 FPS

    This makes the file easier to work with using packages such as Pinnacle Studio. Using MP4CAM works OK but is a little more jerky & the colour can suffer a little
    • paddyrg
    • By paddyrg 18th Dec 10, 2:32 PM
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    • 18th Dec 10, 2:32 PM
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    • 18th Dec 10, 2:32 PM
    why is it call movie maker if u cant edit .mov(movie) files with it?
    Originally posted by 420games
    .MOV files are Apple Quicktime Movie Files, unsurprisingly Microsoft don't invest time and money in supporting a competing format when they have an excellent .WMV (Windows Media Video) format of their own, or .AVI (Audio Video Interleave) which is a little more generic.

    Apple similarly don't support WMV files. The joys of the free market, eh?
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