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importing mov files to events, but they don't show up

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I go to file>import>movies, and select the file I want to import.  It's a 5gb / .mov file.  When I click on import, I get the little drop down box that says optimizing video, although it is almost instantly full and takes about two seconds.  When I click on the event in the event library, there is no video there, just text saying no new clips match the current selection.  I've imported movies like this before without a problem so I'm stumped about what to do with this.

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)



    A. is it exactly the same kind of material - as previous when it worked - or is it from another Camera / Source ?


    B. .mov is no Video Codec - it is a container that can hold Codec's iMovie can use or Not


    C. open the .mov file with QuickTime-player

    - then open Inspector [cmd+I]

    - then read

    • Video Format/Codec: nnnnnnnnnnn

    • Frame Rate: yyyyyyyyyy


    What does they say ?


    D. A test I use to do when things doesn't work is

    - Create a new User Account

    - Log out and into this

    - Re-try what didn't work


    If it now works - then the problem to 99% lies in the pref or cash files - and by trashing them in the old account - the application has to create new error free ones. Error usually comes into them when doing a Force/Panic Halt. Not good to do too often - severe disaster builds up.


    Yours Bengt W


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