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14. Watching and Editing Video

Wallace Wang

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Cameras can capture both still images and video. Once you have video on your Mac, you can view, edit, or save it to a DVD if your Mac has a DVD drive (either internal or external).

Video files may be stored in different types of file formats , such as:

  • .mpg, .m4v: MPEG-4 format

  • .mpg, .mpeg: MPEG-1 format

  • .mov, .qt: QuickTime format

  • .avi: Audio Video Interleave format (commonly associated with Windows)

  • .wmv: Windows Media Video (commonly associated with Windows)

The best video file formats for OS X are the MPEG and QuickTime formats. Your Mac may be able to recognize other video file formats, ...

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