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Bringing Content into QuickTime > Knowing One Format From Another - Pg. 198

Extracting Video and Audio Elements of Any QuickTime Movie for Your Digital Lifestyle Projects 198 Figure 8.8. The spExmple movie that Sherlock found on the Mac OS 9 volume might be useful someday (if you ever need a nice voice saying "What time is it?"). Explore the QuickTime movies that Sherlock finds for you to see if any of them will be useful as source material. This technique works equally well to explore CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, and other sources of content. For example, many multimedia CD-ROMs use QuickTime; you can locate the MooV files on such discs and use them as source material. NOTE To explore the movies that Sherlock finds, double-click a movie in Sherlock's Search Re- sults pane. The movie will open in QuickTime Player, and you can preview it. Then jump back into Sherlock to continue your exploration. Bringing Content into QuickTime Because QuickTime provides a bridge among so many file formats, you can use it to import all sorts of content in many different file formats. After you have imported content into QuickTime, you can use that content in your projects by either saving it as a QuickTime movie or exporting it. Knowing One Format From Another Listing all of the file formats that are supported by QuickTime would be a big exercise, and it isn't really necessary. Table 8.1 provides a list of the major file formats that you can bring into QuickTime quickly and easily. What this table means is that you can use files in any of these formats in your projects by first importing them into QuickTime. As an example, consider the WAV file format, which is a standard audio format. There are literally millions of WAV files on the Internet that contain any sort of sound that you can imagine (and plenty of others that you probably can't imagine), such as sound effects, clips from movies and television, and so on. You can download any of these files, import them into QuickTime, and then use QuickTime to edit them. When you are done, you can export the files into formats that you need to use, such as AIFF so you can move them into iMovie.