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Skimming problems in Imovie 11

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Jan 11, 2013 1:53 AM

Hello,

 

I have a small problem with Imovie. When I am composing a project I normally can skim a video footage in the Event window. When I have dragged a couple of fragments into the Project window and have a preview of what I have composed, the skimming in the Event window does not work anymore. I can only skim the audio but the video is not being skimmed. When I press the space bar a fragment is played, but when I move my cursor over the footage notthing is showed.

 

When I restart Imovie it is working again.

 

Has anyone encountered this problem? I have a Macbook Pro Retina 15" 2,3 Ghz and the latest version of Imovie.

 

Thanks

iMovie '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 5:54 AM (in response to SanderVlug)

    Sounds like memory is getting congested. Shutting down and restarting your Mac should help.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 6:58 AM (in response to SanderVlug)

    Wouldn't hurt to trash the com.Apple.iMovieApp.plist  preferences file.

     

    For instructions, see here.

    https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-4061

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jan 11, 2013 7:22 AM (in response to SanderVlug)

    Size could matter, but it should be OK. Is it one long clip or a bunch of shorter clips that add up to 20 GB?

     

    One more thing to try...

     

    Close iMovie.

    Go to this Event folder in the Finder.

    Taking care not to delete your original clips, drag the iMovie Thumbnails folder, iMovie Cache Folder, and iMovie Stabilization folder (if applicable) to the trash.

     

    Then restart iMovie and let it regenerate the thumbnails. It may take some time. Let it finish.

     

    That may help if the thumbnail creation was interrupted when you first imported.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jan 12, 2013 5:28 AM (in response to SanderVlug)

    There is a Contact Us link at the bottom right of this page. You can click it and ask Apple for help with this issue. If your purchase was recent or if you have AppleCare on your Mac, the call is probably free. Otherwise, there is a charge but they should tell you first.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 7:54 AM (in response to SanderVlug)

    As for me, I never shut my Mac off, because there are things that it does at night to keep itself healthy, and I have automatic backup routines that run at night. I just shut down the display and the disk drive and let it run.

    About once every week or two, I will shut it down and restart, to clear out the memory.

     

    I have an iMac. If you have a MacBook, people may do different things. There are discussions for every type of Mac. I suggest you ask the regulars for the type of Mac you have what they do.

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