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by scrapbook_designer / October 10, 2005 12:36 AM PDT

I have a digital camera that takes video in quicktime format. Is quicktime pro the only software that can edit these videos? Thanks!

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No, but....
by thought_stazi / October 10, 2005 1:12 AM PDT
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It will almost certainly be the cheapest.

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I realize that but...
by scrapbook_designer / October 11, 2005 9:54 PM PDT
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was still wondering what my other choices are. I have Adobe Premier and can't edit my digital camera video footage with it. So price doesn't necessarily mean anything when it comes to Quicktime...but it made me wonder if Apple has a lock on editing software for that format.

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Final Cut Pro
by thought_stazi / October 12, 2005 12:45 AM PDT
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My guess would be Apple's more high end program/suite in Final Cut Pro or Final Cut Suite would include the ability to edit QuickTime files. Catch is, it's a Mac only product. Never used it myself, but people just fall over themselves talking about how good it is.

From a quick search of Adobe's site, it looks like Premire WILL edit QuickTime files, but you have to have QuickTime Pro to do it.

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Digital Video
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / October 12, 2005 8:49 AM PDT
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Is this a still camera that takes QT movies or is it a digital Video camera?
If it is the former, then QT is about it for editing a QT file but you may be able to export from QT into another format.
If you camera is a digital Video camera, you should NOT be messing with should be working directly with the DV stream that the camera produces. Adobe Premier will deal with that for you.

Of course, iPhoto, iTunes, iMovie and iDVD will do the job superbly, with the minimum of fuss and all of these pieces of software are free with every purchase of a Mac. Just a thought Happy


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it's a digital camera
by scrapbook_designer / October 12, 2005 10:45 AM PDT
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that also takes video clips. A kodak easyshare...I love it I just have lots of little clips that I'd like to be able to edit and export into another format. And as much as I'd love to have a Mac for video editing, that's way out of my price range! I may just burn all my clips onto a CD and take to my dad's for editing...he's got a nice Mac system bought specifically for video editing. It's my understanding that QT pro requires downloading iTunes anyway to make it work right. And then there are some XP systems that still don't want to work right according to some FAQ'd and forums I looked through. Thanks everyone for the info. I can't wait to get started with my digital scrapbooking!

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