Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 3:13 PM (in response to pat hughes)
Does this happen with all transitions?
Are you editing a DV stream or something else?
Currently Being ModeratedJan 31, 2013 8:39 PM (in response to Klaus1)
Thanks, all the standard transitions that come with stock iMovie 6 exhibit the black. The black is the exact same length of the actual transition, the rest of the clips are fine. I downloaded the files directly from a SD card reader originally from a sony HD camera, the originals were in AVCHD format. Funny that the same project on a G4 powerbook using the same iMovie version renders them fine. I just prefer the intel iMac for it's speed in rendering. I tried trashing the imovie preferences but with no luck.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 4:29 PM (in response to pat hughes)
All the clips in the project are in .mov files. They are in 1440 X1080 Apple intermediate codec.
They play fine without any transitions but when a transition like dissolve is applied, only the transition is entirely black as well as all transitions.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 3, 2013 5:32 PM (in response to pat hughes)
OK, figured it out. It seems that iMovie 6 does not accept the Apple Intermediate Codec for their standard transitions ( dissolves, fades etc) But when I converted them to QT through Toast Titanium as 1080i in mpeg-4 video, then all went well. Takes a long time to convert but it seems the only way.