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Chapter 9. Video and MPEG Tracks > Creating Video Tracks from Non-QuickTime Ani...

Creating Video Tracks from Non-QuickTime Animation and Video Files

As is the case with still-image files, the file format of a time-based file dictates the process you use to create a video track from the file. You can open four types of files directly: Animated GIF files (a standard animation format on the Web), FLI/FLC files (the standard Windows animation format), AVI files (the format for Microsoft’s Video for Windows), and DV files (the new digital video standard). But you must import PICS animations (the standard Mac format), converting and saving the file before viewing it.

To create a video track from an Animated GIF, FLI/FLC, AVI, or DV file:

From the File menu, choose Open Movie or Open Movie in New Player (Figure 9.17) to display the Open dialog box.

Figure 9.17. You open Animated GIF, FLI/FLC, AVI, and DV files just as you do any QuickTime file.

Select the animation or video file, and click the Convert button (Mac OS 9 and Windows; Figure 9.18) or the Open button (Mac OS X).

Figure 9.18. When you select one of these files, the Open button changes to the Convert button.

A new movie window appears with the same name as the file you selected. When you play the movie, the animation or video should behave as it did in its original format.

You can copy and paste or add the data in this movie to other QuickTime movies. But you do not actually create a QuickTime movie file until you save. If you quit QuickTime Player without saving, the file remains in its original format.



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