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Incorrect order after importing multiple files into iMovie 11

470 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 10:29 AM by stevevogel RSS
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Jun 23, 2012 5:41 AM

If I use Toast to burn multiple .DV files (converted by Toast) using compress onto a single layer DVD, I get a pause between each file, so I wanted to put them all into the one file before burning.




Imported 5 .DV filles into iMovie 11 New Event as a block. Exported as Quick Time. Found file order not correct, eg File 1 was in position 4.


Tried importing in 1, 2 order and it appeared as 2, 1. Imported in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 order but it turned-out to be 2, 3, 4, 5, 1.


File 1 was the last one converted, so it appears iMovie puts it in date/time order. I can't find a 'sort' like iPhoto has. Also, I can't find anyway of sorting in this forum.


Does anyone know of a way to sort New Event videos so that I can drag them all to the project in one go? I've tried one-by-one, but get a gap in between each one.


Alternatively, how do I drag each New Event video to the Project without any gap between them?


Before you suggest it, I've tried iPhoto and export as Slideshow. Problems. Converting orig to .Mov (HD) eventually produces bad vieo after a hugh amount of total processing time and iPhoto deosn't recognise .DV.


Any ideas?

iMovie '11, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)

    Drag to the Project in the order you want. There will be no gap when you use the Share menu. Share to Media Browser in Large size. Then in iDVD, open the Media Browser to the Movies section and drag in from there.


    You can also SHARE/iDVD, but I get better results through the Media Browser.

  • stevevogel Calculating status...

    You can select part of the clip that is out of order and then select the whole clip and then change the time and/or the date so as to be in the right order according to the time/date on the other clips. A bit cumbersome but the only way I have found to do it.



  • stevevogel Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I appologize ... I was thinking of an Event and how to order things within an Event.


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