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  • jerryinjapan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 31, 2011 4:59 AM (in response to Thermofonz)

    Yes! I'd like to report I've had the same problem and was able to fix it using iMovie HD. Glad I still kept it around on my old MacBook! In the preferences you need to make sure the "Start a new clip at each scene break" is unchecked. Once the long clip is imported, you can then export as you like. I've chosen full quality. Then you can use Quicktime to compress it so that you can watch it on your iPad.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Aug 31, 2011 5:49 AM (in response to Fux)

    iMovie 11 assumes you are importing raw footage from your camcorder, not finished movies. In this case you want the clips to be in date and time order.

     

    If you want to import and edited movie off tape, you want it to stay in edited order, not date and time order. You cannot accomplish this by importing DV Stream, which iMovie 11 will always put in date and time order.

     

    The solution is to import it into the original program where you created the movie (e.g. iMovie HD) and export it as a QuickTime Movie (mov) in DV codec. You can import the MOV into iMovie 11, and it will retain te edited order.

  • LorneToronto Calculating status...
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    Aug 6, 2012 8:53 AM (in response to Fux)

    I have an even more basic mystery.  I have discoverd that my Sony Handycam is not numbering the clips in the order that I filmed them!  And I have done no editing or re-sequencing on the camera itself.  So check first to see if the original problem is with the camera or with the import.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Aug 6, 2012 11:20 AM (in response to LorneToronto)

    Some cameras may have a secondary small battery that powers the clock. If your camcorder has such a battery, it may need to be replaced.

  • ttbickel Calculating status...
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    Sep 6, 2012 10:55 PM (in response to AppleMan1958)

    What is iMove HD?  I have iMovie11, and the clips are imported by timecode.  Annoying!

     

    I can't run any of my old iMovie versions since I upgraded to the newest OS

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Sep 7, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to ttbickel)

    iMovie HD is iMovie 6, an old version of iMovie released in late 2005 or early 2006. No need to get it unless you already have it.

  • ttbickel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 8, 2012 1:28 PM (in response to AppleMan1958)

    I have iMovie6 but no way of installing it since the new Mountain Lion OS doesn't recognize it.  If there's a truck to getting this to work again I'm all ears.

     

    I finally bought FCP but I am still having the same problem importing.

     

    You would think importing an edited project would be easier than this!

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Sep 8, 2012 3:18 PM (in response to ttbickel)

    iMovie 6 will run on ML, so i could be that the Installer program used Rosetta which is no longer supported. There is a 3rd party app called Pacifist that may be able to extract iMovie from the install disk and install it. I don't have Pacifist, so I can't walk you through it.

  • ohsnapple Calculating status...
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    Jan 15, 2013 6:07 PM (in response to Fux)

    If you are importing from a DVD, one solution is to use a free program like Handbrake to convert the DVD to MP4 and then import this into iMovie.

     

    To do this:

    1. Open Handbrake, click the "Source" button and choose your DVD. Then click the "Start" button after setting the import options.

    2. In iMovie, import the file you just created using File >> Import >> Movies, and select your file.

     

    I am in the process of doing this now. It's slow, but it "appears" to be working.

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