Hi, I'm very new to this, so I'm trying to make do with very, very basic equipment to make a short film for my video class. 
I'm having a lot of trouble with it, although this is probably is a very simple question, but is there a converter that I would be able to download (compatible with Mac OS X version 10.6.8 or lower, and iMovie 11 or lower) that would be able to take jpeg images from my Nikon camera and put them all together as one clip, then allow them to be inserted into iMovie? 
Thank you!

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You're in luck - all you need is to download Quicktime 7 Pro, which is free from Apple (though you'll also need to buy the Pro key for it, which is only like $30). Find their Quicktime downloads page and look for older versions. They're up to I think version 10 now, but you want 7, which is the last time it had the all-important Pro functionality. 

Download it and look in your Utilities folder, which is inside your Applications folder. They won't tell you that's where it's going to show up, and usually nothing does, but for some reason that's where it'll be. Move it into your Applications folder. Open it and click on where it says Quicktime Player 7 (left side of the toolbar across top of page). From there you can purchase the activation key to turn it into Quicktime Pro. Hint, copy the code into some kind of note and save it - if you ever need to re-install after a crash or something you can always use that same key to re-activate it. 

To convert a folder full of images into a movie, open QT 7 Pro and from the File dropdown menu click Open Image Sequence. That opens a dialogue box that allows you to navigate to the folder with the image files inside. Click on one of the image files and it will ask what frame rate you want the movie to be. Select whatever framerate you animated at and it will open the movie. 

Before closing that movie, you need to Export it. Go to the File pulldown menu, click on Export, and in the ensuing dialogue box make sure the Export selection (near the bottom of the box) is set on Movie to Quicktime Movie. Click the Options button. In the resulting window check the Video box but not Sound or Prepare for Internet Streaming. Click Settings and select Animation from the very top of the list, set it to Framerate Current, Keyframes All, Compressor Millions of colors Plus, Quality Best, then click the OK button. Don't mess with the Filter button. On Size click Current or change it to whatever size you want to work with in your editing software. Click OK, OK, and Save, and it will build your movie and put it in whatever folder you select for it. 

I demonstrate this at the end of my Lightroom tutorial:

The Quicktime tutorial starts at 13:30. 

Thank you so much!! I really appreciate the help!

Strider said:

You're in luck - all you need is to download Quicktime 7 Pro, which is free from Apple (though you'll also need to buy the Pro key for it, which is only like $30). Find their Quicktime downloads page and look for older versions. They're up to I think version 10 now, but you want 7, which is the last time it had the all-important Pro functionality. 

Download it and look in your Utilities folder, which is inside your Applications folder. They won't tell you that's where it's going to show up, and usually nothing does, but for some reason that's where it'll be. Move it into your Applications folder. Open it and click on where it says Quicktime Player 7 (left side of the toolbar across top of page). From there you can purchase the activation key to turn it into Quicktime Pro. Hint, copy the code into some kind of note and save it - if you ever need to re-install after a crash or something you can always use that same key to re-activate it. 

To convert a folder full of images into a movie, open QT 7 Pro and from the File dropdown menu click Open Image Sequence. That opens a dialogue box that allows you to navigate to the folder with the image files inside. Click on one of the image files and it will ask what frame rate you want the movie to be. Select whatever framerate you animated at and it will open the movie. 

Before closing that movie, you need to Export it. Go to the File pulldown menu, click on Export, and in the ensuing dialogue box make sure the Export selection (near the bottom of the box) is set on Movie to Quicktime Movie. Click the Options button. In the resulting window check the Video box but not Sound or Prepare for Internet Streaming. Click Settings and select Animation from the very top of the list, set it to Framerate Current, Keyframes All, Compressor Millions of colors Plus, Quality Best, then click the OK button. Don't mess with the Filter button. On Size click Current or change it to whatever size you want to work with in your editing software. Click OK, OK, and Save, and it will build your movie and put it in whatever folder you select for it. 

I demonstrate this at the end of my Lightroom tutorial:

The Quicktime tutorial starts at 13:30. 

You're welcome - if you run into any problems post away. 

Does the QuickTime Pro registration take a while to be processed? I downloaded QuickTime 7 and have purchased QuickTime Pro, and I was wondering if it is normal for it to take a few hours or so for Apple to send another email or process the registration. 

I honestly don't remember - it's been a long time since I did this. I'd give it till tomorrow and if you haven't received the code then shoot them off an email about it. 

Be sure to check in your spam folder too, just in case. 

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