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iMovie displaying wrong clips from project

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bko1989 Calculating status...
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Dec 14, 2010 4:01 AM
i have a small project less than 3 minutes long consisting entirely of pictures and transitions and music track (no video clips). everything was working fine till this morning. now anytime i add pictures to the project, their thumbnails appear correctly in project view but the wrong image is displayed in the movie itself. (the picture imovie displays is from a picture somewhere else already in the project. this happens no matter which pictures i add and no matter where i add them. tried restarting the mac, duplicating the project and editing the duplicate, all same result. when i create a completely new project, the images display fine. but adding to this specific project, none of the added images display their own image (except in project view), they are always displaying another picture's image (where that other picture was already in the project).

i imagine something is corrupt but i don't know what. if the project is corrupt, are there any steps to go about "uncorrupting" it? i really don't want to have to recreate the project all over again.

thanks
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • Shrek4 Calculating status...
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    Dec 27, 2010 3:21 PM (in response to bko1989)
    I wonder if anyone else is having this problem or encountered the problem also. I have the same thing happening today.
    I;ve trashed the pref for iMovie but this did not resolve. It is almost like the link between iMovie and iPhoto are broken somehow.
    24" iMac, 3.06ghz 4gb Ram, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • p2d Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2011 5:10 PM (in response to bko1989)
    Same here for me. I think it might have happened when I copied some clips from another project and pasted them in the new one.

    I've spent over 8 hours on this movie so it kinda *****!!

    I use Aperture.

    When I option-click and choose the view the file in finder it locates the right file...
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Afterimages Calculating status...
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    Jan 2, 2011 6:08 PM (in response to bko1989)
    I have the same thing. See my post from yesterday. Gotta be a corrupt project file, IMO.

    Message was edited by: Afterimages
    iMac 21.5", Mac OS X (10.5.6), Canon Powershot S95, Canon HV20, Canon MP610, iPhone 3GS
  • p2d Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 3, 2011 3:06 AM (in response to bko1989)
    If you look inside the project (option click in finder and then show package content) there's actually a file there called "Still Images", which is a normal quicktime movie with all the (wrong) images playing.. Anyone knows if you can repair or rebuild this file or something?
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Afterimages Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Jan 3, 2011 9:32 AM (in response to p2d)
    I tried deleting the Still Images and the Still Thumbnails files from within a project contents, but then the project would not show up in the Project Browser, so I added them back.

    So - no luck yet...
    iMac 21.5", Mac OS X (10.5.6), Canon Powershot S95, Canon HV20, Canon MP610, iPhone 3GS
  • p2d Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 3, 2011 11:16 AM (in response to Afterimages)
    OK, thanks fro trying. Keep us updated if you find anything.
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Afterimages Level 1 Level 1 (80 points)
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    Jan 5, 2011 5:32 AM (in response to Afterimages)
    Well, the 9.0.1 update did nothing to fix this bug!
    iMac 21.5", Mac OS X (10.5.6), Canon Powershot S95, Canon HV20, Canon MP610, iPhone 3GS
  • Daniel Lucianek Calculating status...
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    Jan 5, 2011 12:47 PM (in response to bko1989)
    I am having the exact same problem. I can't seem to find a workaround, even duplicating the project file gave me the same issue. My best solution is you can make a separate project, drag the photos you want to show into there (with any transitions or effects you want) and then export that project as a separate QuickTime file. Then reimport that newly created movie and it will work because iMovie is reading your "photos" as a movie file now. I did this and it worked for me, even though I admit it's a pain. But at least I didn't have to start my project all over again. Good luck!
    Macbrook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • p2d Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 28, 2011 2:47 PM (in response to bko1989)
    Does anyone have any news on this subject?
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • S-Alex Calculating status...
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    Jan 31, 2011 3:31 AM (in response to bko1989)
    Control copy the whole movie and then open up a new project and paste it into the new project. Everything should go back to normal as it was before. hope it helps
    Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • dancingvix Calculating status...
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    Feb 1, 2011 5:29 PM (in response to S-Alex)
    Truly the best option! Just tried it and i just lost the captions and the timing....but who cares!
    at least it worked!
    Thanks S-Alex!
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • j3eV Calculating status...
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    Feb 3, 2011 12:16 PM (in response to bko1989)
    Im having the same problem too...and its annoying. i realized that this only happens when u switch between projects. As in when u open up another project and come back to the current one your working on, it all freezes up.

    For some reason the pics remain the same as the one before. so my only suggestion from now till this bug gets a fix is to stay on the same project till ure totally done.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • snoofox Calculating status...
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    May 4, 2011 9:46 AM (in response to j3eV)

    Hi, I am encountering exactly the described problem, seems that a few hours of work is lost. Anybody heard of a solution or still having the problems?

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