Forum Question: What Is the Most Efficient Way To Capture Video From a Webcam On a PC, and Then Import It Onto iMovie On a Mac?

I have a logitech webcam hooked up to a PC that will be taking time-lapse videos of a construction site. I will likely be recording segments of video of the site for at least an hour, which means a video file in .wmv of at least a few GB in size. I would like to get this file into iMovie on my personal MacBook Pro 15″ Retina with iMovie 11. What is the best method to do this, to ensure I end up with a file that is an easy to work with size and type for iMovie 11?
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David Martinez

Comments: One Response to “What Is the Most Efficient Way To Capture Video From a Webcam On a PC, and Then Import It Onto iMovie On a Mac?”

    9/17/12 @ 8:18 pm

    Well, first try using the wmv file. It depends what is inside the file — compression type and format — whether it will import. If it does, then you are set.
    Otherwise just use a program like Miro, MPEG Streamclip or VLC to convert it to a default h264 .mp4 or .mov file.

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