Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2013 4:19 AM (in response to craigspofford)
could be lots of things ...
- do you use external hard-drives?
- do you use usb-sticks to transfer media into actual iMovie Projects/Events?
- do you use 'disk images'?
- do you use 'NAS' drives?
- do you use TimeCapsule for any iMovie related media?
- did you change anything in iMovies folder structure on your drive? (e.g. putting iM-Events/-Projects into sub-folders)?
hard to tell nor narrow down from remote …
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2013 4:24 AM (in response to Karsten Schlüter)
When in my office I am on a network and I also use two external hard drives. One for random storage and one for time machine. The network server is just a place to store common docs and other data and also to use the network printer.
I have imported movies into events from the network, but I have not tried to put any of that footage (which I can review even now) into a project, just create a new project.
As for your other questions:
I rarely use USB sticks.
Have not used disk images
Not sure what an NAS drive is
Never intended to use Time Capsule for anything.
I have not (to the best of my knowledge) changed anything in iMovies folder structure.
Thanks for being so thorough and responding so quickly.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2013 4:52 AM (in response to craigspofford)
To all viewers:
I would still love some feedback so I will leave this open for now. I'd love to mark it as solved Karsten but not sure what's really going on. I did go ahead and try repairing disk permissions again and verified disk - all fine.
At that point I again tried a new project and got the same results. Just to make me happy I restarted the computer. After all, that makes PC's I have to maintain behave better, and I then got my desired results. What's really crazy is that when I opened iMovie after restart there's a blank new project waiting for me.
I will leave this open in case anyone has any ideas. Do you think my use of other drives causes trouble until I restart the computer? If so, a quick restart is an annoying but easy fix.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2013 5:11 AM (in response to craigspofford)
it's not solved at all!
My assumption is just:
iMovie permanently read/writes data; not only when you import from cam or you quit iMovie. There are lots of background tasks happening, … that's why BY CONCEPT, all media should be on your internal drive! This guarantees a 100% accessability.
Another example: iM, by concept, can handle only hfs/'Mac' formatted drives; very few network drives are formatted that way… (more fat/Windows, or NTFS, which Mac reads, but can not write!)
So, in a 'networked' surrounding, it could happen, you access some music, or a photo or a video from 'some' drive, iM tries to update some meta-data - and fails.
I have imported movies into events from the network,…
I dare to say, this is the culprit. …
In case, all your media is now local, you could try the 'trash prefs'-routine, in hope, iMovie 'forgets' any external connections:
follow advice given in this user tip:
fingers crossed, this helped
Currently Being ModeratedOct 11, 2013 2:53 AM (in response to craigspofford)
I wanted everyone to know that I did figure this out, but it was kind of odd. I think iMovie was looking for a hard drive that was no longer connected, but it was not there and so I had no permission. After restarting the computer without the hard drive everything was fine.