Currently Being ModeratedAug 25, 2012 10:31 PM (in response to Eamann a\' Chnoic)
Just to close the loop on this: I tried all the different solutuons proposed here and none of them worked. Then I followed the suggestion I found elsewhere in the forum.
Create a new project and set it so that it does not add transitions and that it does not do Ken Burns and that photos are fit and not cropped. NOW you can drag photos from the finder or iPhoto or whatever and they will render properly. No need to reinstall the OS. This is not Windows after all.
This "bug" cost me only an hour or so of tinkering...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 8, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to Eamann a\' Chnoic)
We finally figured out a work around that works perfectly and you don't have to start your project over, or rename images.
1. You must drag at least one image into your imovie project library (edited movie) before you drag any event video (raw footage) into the project library.
2. So, copy your edited movie from the project library (if you already have a project started).
3. Create a new project.
4. Drag any photo into your project library from the regular iphoto side bar within imovie. (you can delete it later)
5. Paste your edited project clips into the project library.
6. Done. You can now add other photos and it works.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 3:15 AM (in response to Jennycarden)
Took seconds to do.
Strangely some (not all) of the movie clips were upside down. I learned you can rotate the clips, which helped me fix an important movie I made a while ago that was taken sideways... so errors have their benefits when solutions are found.
only thing that did not import was the animated text...
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 20, 2013 12:53 PM (in response to Eamann a\' Chnoic)
What worked for me,
delete the imovie prefernce file from the /Library/Preferences.
the file is com.apple.iMovieApp.plist
then instead of importing say 150 images at a time i imported 5 or 6 at a time.