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I have been capturing video in AVI format from an analogue camcorder using, alternately, xawtv on Linux and Pinnacle Studio on Windows.
Basically, I haven't found any decent video editing tools for Linux or Windows, and I need some way - any way at all - to get these AVI files into a format that iMovie HD - that's the Apple iLife component for video editing - can import. As far as I can see, that means outputting as either a DV stream, an MPEG-4 (Simple Profile), or maybe, a Quicktime mov.
These are 360x540 MJPG AVI files at 24.997 fps.
I haven't a clue where to start, although I've confused myself in the process of investigating tovid, ffmpeg, avidemux and others. I don't mind if I have to convert to an interim format - replace AVI with MPEG-2 if you like; I can do that.
Please help if you can!
Last edited by Baryonic Being; 06-04-2005 at 02:17 PM.
Have you tried mencoder? It can encode any file MPlayer can play into a plethora of other formats (and I think that Quick Time format is supported)
If you're using Debian, it can be installed by "apt-get install mencoder"
If you're using another distro, try a site like http://www.rpmfind.net
I don't know what that means but it seems to have worked. I mean, there weren't any errors. I get a .mov file that plays in mplayer; only remains to see if it has worked. I'd still appreciate any guidance from any who can give it! Thanks.
But do you think QuickTime Pro would be able to do it, if everything ends up going wrong? Most of my transcode experiments so far have resulted in either green foam output, or a segmentation fault, and when I tried to save it as a DV stream in Lives, I just got an empty file.