Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2011 3:03 PM (in response to Captain Bert)
I also just upgraded to 9.0.2. and it solved my synch issues. Thank you Apple!!!!! I was also having problems with video in my event window speeding up unexpectedly for no apparent reason and this is also no longer occurring. Very fine work on this upgrade 9.0.2!!!
Here is what 9.0.2 seems to done: it has removed the problem that was caused by 9.0.1, but has left intact the problem that existed in 9.0. The smaller (but still serious) problem of 9.0 will not be noticeable to people who do not have very long event-clips. By "long", I mean, say, 2 hours. Even then, it will only be noticeable in those scenes where the connection between the cause of the sounds and the sounds themselves is clear, e.g., a close-up of someone speaking.MacBook Pro 17", Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, Time Capsule + 2 LaCi d2 Quadras with eSATA connections
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2011 7:00 PM (in response to Gary P)Hello, I was having a similar issue. I called apple, and they just released an update today to fix the problem. It works perfectly. Just download the update and you're good to go.MacBook 2.16 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 21, 2011 8:23 PM (in response to Gary P)Hello everyone i have experienced this issue before luckily apple just came out with an update to iMovie '11 to fix this issue download the update and the audio should run smoothly.
(unfortunately for me my project was due a few days ago; gee thanks apple)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2011 3:32 PM (in response to Tom Wolsky)I figured it out on my own by detaching audio and splitting clips in odd places to throw off whatever programing code was messing up the audio.
and in reference to my "Apple idiot" remarks, if I were an Apple consumer and paid $$$ for Apple products that turned out to waste hours of my time and not work as advertised, I would be disinclined to write nice things on message boards or purchase other Apple products... it's the result of not properly testing your products before selling them. Apple is a good company, but they used to be a great company. They're too eager these days... and it's the consumer who gets shafted.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2011 4:13 PM (in response to JG New Yorker)Whatever. However there seem to be a great many users who do not seem to have this problem. I have edited an hour long program in iMovie 11 with zero drop out and zero loss of sync.15" 2.4G MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2011 6:22 PM (in response to Gary P)For anyone interested, I've had the out of sync problem with two projects. One was shot with an iPhone 4. The other was shot with a Panasonic HM-TA1, a mini mobile "Flip" type camera that shoots in Apple iFrame format.iMac 27", Mac OS X (10.6.6), 3.06GHz, 1TB, 4GB Ram
Currently Being ModeratedJan 22, 2011 6:58 PM (in response to David Lormans)I wouldn't be surprised if these "not even consumer camcorders" created files where the number of audio samples per video frame isn't a whole number (which is the case unless they shoot 48kHz audio) so A and V inherently are not synced. Thus, they will have the same problems as DV, or maybe the worse problem of Canon DV camcorders.
Moreover, they may shoot at 30.00fps, not the correct 29.97fps.
Both make these products useless for anything more than short clips strung together for the web in a couple of minute movie.Cheers, author; The Ins and Outs of iMovie 09: Maximum Quality HD and DV
Currently Being ModeratedJan 24, 2011 1:05 AM (in response to Gary P)The 9.0.2 update fixed the problems I was experiencing, plus Apple sent an email to say sorry. Very annoying that the problem occurred in the first place but I am delighted with the speed the Apple responded and provided a solution. Excellent.imac, intel core 2 duo core, 3.33GHz,, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 29, 2011 6:30 PM (in response to Gary P)The 9.0.2 update seems to have fixed the problem in my case as well. Thank you, Apple. In my case, I wasn't in the midst of a mission-critical use of iMovie when the problem appeared, but it must have been quite a nightmare for those who were.2008 Mac Pro 8 Core 2.8 GHz + 2007 MacBook Pro 17" 2.33 GHz, Mac OS X (10.6), 10 GB RAM in the Pro, 3 GB RAM in the MacBook Pro
Currently Being ModeratedMar 16, 2011 7:44 AM (in response to Gary P)I am having issues for the first time... I am on 9.0.2.....
have tried restarting, readding (and deleting the original) clip, and still audio is messed up.
It wasn't messed up the first time I sent to iDVD... but had to make more editing happen... and now, the sync is off..... not sure what to do...
I am on a critical project.... a memorial video... does anyone have any pointers besides starting all over??? I have a LOT of editing on this project.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.6), iPhone 4, iPod nano 3rd gen, iPod nano 4th gen, Airport Express
Currently Being ModeratedAug 21, 2011 2:14 AM (in response to kahlua021997)
This is not limited to consumer cams - I have this problem constantly when I bring in mov's recorded with my iSight built-in cam. And it's not just long pieces - I have two minute promo videos for my VO video lessons that are out of sync and drift further out of sync in less than two minutes.
Very frustrating, and I'm on 9.0.4.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2011 12:05 PM (in response to David H. Lawrence XVII)
I've been struggling with what appears to be the same (or at least a very similar) issue. In my case, I'm adding the audio clip from a separate device since my video cam's mic is too weak. I found that upon importing the audio clip it is sped up a couple tenths of a percent. In iTunes, the Finder, and the iMovie Music and Sounds effects pane the audio clip reports as 46:30. In the timeline after adding the audio clip the audio is 46:27 and no longer matches the video length. I've tried different formats (including AIFF) with no difference. Seem to be impossible to get the two to sync up all the way through.
2011 iMac 21.5" 2.8 GHz i7
Currently Being ModeratedNov 12, 2011 5:24 AM (in response to natonic)
I just upgraded to iMovie '11. I'd made a Project in iMovie '09 with 24 MOVs, each one with a Chapter Marker. Now, when I open the Project in '11, half of the MOVs begin out of synch but then finish in synch.
If I right click on the out-of-synch clip and choose "Optimize Video (Full - Original Size)" or go to File > Optimize Video > Full - Original Size, the problem goes away and the sound is now in snych with the picture.
I hope that helps.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 23, 2011 11:02 AM (in response to TheKryptoniteKid)
I have tried this and it still does not work.
I have iMovie 11 version 9.0.4 and a brand new iMac.
I have no idea why this is happening and I wish it would be fixed.