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Sound out of sync after iMovie '11 upgrade

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  • nicole_mac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 23, 2011 2:24 PM (in response to Gary P)

    I'm having this problem too. I did some research and this has been a problem for the last SIX YEARS with various imovie versions. Final cut pro does not have this problem. FIX THIS APPLE! Shame...

  • kelanjo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 25, 2011 9:27 AM (in response to Gary P)

    I am SO angry. I have just bought a new iMac and a Macbook Pro within the last month (for business purposes) On both machines I am having major problems with the sound being out of sync with the movie. Even when I record with the built in isight the audio is still majorly out of sync. This is ridiculous considering it was supposed to have been fixed with the latest imovie update. I've used imovie for 4 years now and didnt have this problem on my last macbook. What the **** is going on? It's an absolute nightmare especially when I need to use this feature for business. Is anyone else still having this same problem?? I should add I've tried everything I can think of including detaching the audio from the clip...At a complete loss at what to do?

  • kelanjo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 25, 2011 9:27 AM (in response to nicole_mac)

    I am SO angry. I have just bought a new iMac and a Macbook Pro within the last month (for business purposes) On both machines I am having major problems with the sound being out of sync with the movie. Even when I record with the built in isight the audio is still majorly out of sync. This is ridiculous considering it was supposed to have been fixed with the latest imovie update. I've used imovie for 4 years now and didnt have this problem on my last macbook. What the **** is going on? It's an absolute nightmare especially when I need to use this feature for business. Is anyone else still having this same problem?? I should add I've tried everything I can think of including detaching the audio from the clip...At a complete loss at what to do?

  • coachbunny Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 22, 2012 11:04 AM (in response to Gary P)

    I too am having this and can't seem to fix it. I just spent two hours recording a video only to find that by the end of it the sound and video were almost 2 seconds out of sync. This *****.

  • eeancr Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 23, 2012 10:55 AM (in response to coachbunny)

    I'm having the same problem. New MacBook Pro with iMovie 9.0.4. I recorded a 48 minute lecture with my iSight built-in HD camera. Within 3 minutes of the start of the clip the audio is dragging behind by at least a half second. Then it gets worse from there.

  • Carroq1970 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 22, 2012 2:29 PM (in response to brandon.daemon)

    I have iMovie 9.0.4 and my clips (imported long time ago from Sonu cam) suddenly have no sound. Gobblins may be?

  • kahlua021997 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Apr 24, 2012 7:35 AM (in response to natonic)

    Did you get your audio to sync up with your video?  I see this was from a few months back.

  • chashathaway Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 19, 2012 2:13 PM (in response to Gary P)

    This might not help much for those who need the greenscreen and movie speed control, but for videos that don't need those effects, you can create the movie and then import it into Garageband to fix the sound. It's easy to clip and tighten the sound there. This doesn't help me much, because I need those effects (which, inconveniently, are only available in the newer versions of iMovie). . .

  • Neal_SaxStation Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 16, 2012 10:21 PM (in response to chashathaway)

     

    timothymckean

     

    Hi All,

     

    I've been dealing with this sync problem tonight as well and here's what I found that worked. 

     

    I noticed that the audio sync was fine when I viewed in Quicktime 7, but not in iMovie.  I also noticed there was a small indicator on the clips in iMovie notating that the source clips were in 17 fps, not 30 fps.   This is odd because I recorded the clips using the FaceTime HD camera right into iMovie and it never gave me the option for framerate on the recording.  Viewing the source video in Finder I also realized that the codec for the source was Photo Jpeg... yuck.  Who's choice was that. 

     

     

    Using MPEG Streamclip (free video converter) I converted the source video clip to a Quicktime .mov at 30 fps and using the Apple Intermediate Codec and all the audio sync issues were fixed.  Didn't have to optimize, detach, or - most importantly - re-edit anything.    Apple's editing systems love Apple Intermediate Codec (AIC), I don't know why they don't import in this codec by default.

     

    ** Download MPEG Streamclip from http://www.squared5.com/

  • ChrisFormosa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 9, 2013 5:13 PM (in response to Neal_SaxStation)

    So annoying!  My audio is way out of sync...  I am using the FaceTime camera and iMovie 11... *** Apple. Fix this.

  • drewbsn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 27, 2013 12:55 PM (in response to Neal_SaxStation)

    This worked for me! I was having the same problem - audio starts out synced but gets off badly in the middle and is resynced at the end.

     

     

    timothymckean

     

    Re: iMovie '11 audio sync issues since 9.01 patch

     

     

    If you play the movie in Quicktime or streamclip the audio is synced all the way through. Open the event file in mpeg streamclip (find this by right click on video in imovie, then reveal in finder), then go File - export in quicktime - enter frame rate 30 (fps) and then change the compression pull down menu to Apple Intermediate Codec. I then reimported this new file into imovie and the audio is great all the way through. Took about 5 minutes total.

  • Isleander Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    May 4, 2013 8:18 AM (in response to Neal_SaxStation)

    I tried this but it has made no difference

  • betaneptune Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    May 9, 2013 5:17 PM (in response to eeancr)

    Just a quick general comment about audio/video sync: This is a problem that was solved by the film industry more than eight decades ago. And now with all the fancy shmancy computers and software, suddenly it's a major issue. What the donkey kong is going on?

     

    AEF

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