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iMovie 11 9.0.8 Timestamp Date/Time solution

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Jan 20, 2013 10:03 PM

Like many others I've seen out here, my iMovie Date/Time title feature was incorrectly displaying the actual time the footage was shot by a few hours.  For me, it was placing the footage +5 hours.


On a whim, I changed my time zone in the date & time prefs to be 5 hours into the future, saved this change and quit sys prefs.

Relaunched iMovie, dropped a new Date/Time title onto a clip and it showed correctly.  Test export of the movie and it still held.

It even fixed date/time title that was already in place and had previously shown incorrect +5 hours (not rendered).


Not a permanent fix, but a quick temporary solution.  Just remember to change back your date/time prefs when you are done in iMovie.

This solution isn't the best, but it's saving me from having to manually input the date/time. 

Hope this helps.

iMovie '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)


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