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tobiaseichner

29 May 2010, 12:18 pm

How to merge Quicktime movies ?

Hello all !

I’m looking for a tool that allows me to merge several short Quicktime movies into one single file.

I wonder if you have some recommendations for me ? If there is nothing available for Quicktime, maybe for other formats. I’m open to all suggestions.

Thank you for your help. Tobias.

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Heather Kavanagh

29 May 2010, 1:22 pm

On 29 May 2010, at 13:18, tobiaseichner wrote:

I wonder if you have some recommendations for me ? If there is nothing available for Quicktime, maybe for other formats. I’m open to all suggestions.

I’m thinking if you pay Apple to unlock Quicktime Pro (from the standard version) you should be able to do what you want.

It’s not that expensive, though I wonder why Apple still insist on shipping a stunted version and not just giving the Pro version away with the OS as standard.

Cheers

Heather

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Ginjg

29 May 2010, 5:02 pm

you can use quicktime pro to do this and, of course, imovie.

On May 29, 2010, at 5:18 AM, tobiaseichner wrote:

Hello all !

I’m looking for a tool that allows me to merge several short Quicktime movies into one single file.

I wonder if you have some recommendations for me ? If there is nothing available for Quicktime, maybe for other formats. I’m open to all suggestions.

Thank you for your help. Tobias.

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FeebleEagle

29 May 2010, 5:21 pm

In Quicktime it’d a copy and paste. You’d select all of the movie and then copy it with CMD + C and then go to where you want to paste it in another movie and then CMD + V and it drops it in there. Then just goto file and choose Save As… and then save it as something other than your original video clip and then QT will go through and encode it.

I tried one other program called QT-Sync but it never got updated and it did an alright job.

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DeltaDave

29 May 2010, 9:14 pm

Dan’s method seconded - dead easy!

Just did it for my other half - several movies copy pasted to make one - and as Dan suggested do a Save As to preserve the originals.

David

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tobiaseichner

29 May 2010, 11:27 pm

Thank you for your notes and comments :-)

I’ll look for QT-sync and also consider buying QT pro.

Anyway, it’s likely a one-time thing, so I wanted to avoid paying for a full Quicktime license never used for anything else - but maybe the easiest way.

Tobias.

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DeltaDave

30 May 2010, 12:23 am

but maybe the easiest way.

And only £20

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tobiaseichner

31 May 2010, 8:12 pm

That’s affordable :-)

Does Quicktime support some kind of mass-import ? So in a way that I can create a “playlist” of movies to merge ?

Tobias.

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Ginjg

31 May 2010, 9:03 pm

you’d need to use imovie for that.

On May 31, 2010, at 1:12 PM, tobiaseichner wrote:

That’s affordable :-)

Does Quicktime support some kind of mass-import ? So in a way that I can create a “playlist” of movies to merge ?

Tobias.

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tobiaseichner

31 May 2010, 11:01 pm

Unfortunately iMovie is the “hell”… that’s the reason why I look for an other solution.

iMovie tries to convert the movies into a DV format that takes huge disk space and make the conversion process quite slow (at least on my older PPC system).

Tobias.

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Ginjg

31 May 2010, 11:06 pm

you can make the settings so that it puts out lots of different formats. You just need to dig a bit to get beyond the default settings.

On May 31, 2010, at 4:01 PM, tobiaseichner wrote:

Unfortunately iMovie is the “hell”… that’s the reason why I look for an other solution.

iMovie tries to convert the movies into a DV format that takes huge disk space and make the conversion process quite slow (at least on my older PPC system).

Tobias.

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tobiaseichner

31 May 2010, 11:52 pm

Guess that my version of iMovie (4.0.1) is quite outdated… it does not has much options.

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