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Re. imovie 9.0.4 Viewing a timeline in event browser?

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Dec 11, 2012 2:07 PM

How can I pinpoint specific cues in my event? That is, my event browser contains a 2hr long movie from which I want to pull out excerpts. So for example, how can I find the scene that begins at precisely 24 minutes 18 seconds. I am able to see a timeline on the project side, but not on the event side.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Dec 11, 2012 2:55 PM (in response to aliBo)

    Click VIEW/PLAYHEAD INFO. Then you can see the time the video was shot as your skim.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Dec 12, 2012 9:15 AM (in response to aliBo)

    OK, so you have a single clip that is two hours long with no date metadata. Here is what I would suggest.


    1) Create a new folder within your iMovie Events folder. Give it a name and copy this clip into it.

    2) Change the name of this clip. If you know that date and time this clip was shot, you can use that. If not, today's date will do. Change the name of the clip to clip-yyyy-mm-dd hh;mm;ss.ext

    where: ext is the current file extension

    hh is hours in 24 hour time.

    If you want to see the actual clock time, e.g. 3:34PM, then use the time it was shot. If you just want to see the time as an offset from zero, use clip-yyyy-mm-dd 00;00;00.ext

    3) Restart iMovie and let it generate thumbnails for this new event.

    4) Now you can skim and see the time after clicking VIEW/PLAYHEAD INFO.


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