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Freezing scenes in transition

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Gavi Lan Calculating status...
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Jan 15, 2013 3:36 PM

Frames are freezing during transition from one scene to another.  It freezes for several scenes then starts again. Any advice on how to fix

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • KarenSelena Level 4 Level 4 (1,905 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 3:42 PM (in response to Gavi Lan)

    iMovie builds it's cache files very quickly, so one of the first troubleshooting steps I would advise, is quitting iMovie, and restarting the computer.   They refreshes your computer cache files, as well as iMovie cache files.  If the issue persists, do the following:

     

    - quit iMovie

    - click finder in the dock, so the word finder appears beside the apple.  Also note in this top menue, is the word "Go", click the go and then hold down your option key on your keyboard.  This will make a "library" appear under your home.   Select the library, then go to your preferences folder. 

     

    There, look for the following files, and drag them out to your desktop:

         - com.apple.iApps.plist

         - com.apple.iMovieAPP.plist

     

    Go back one screen by clicking the backward arrow and select the "Caches folder", or go back to "Go" hold down your option key on your keyboard, and select the library, the folder entited "Caches"

     

    There, look for the following files, and drag them out to your desktop:

         - com.apple.iMovieAPP

     

    Launch iMovie and test it

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 4:15 PM (in response to Gavi Lan)

    What kind of clips are these?

     

    Right-click on one of the Event clips.

    1) Does it offer to optimize Media? (If so, say yes and that will fix it)

    If not,

    2) Choose SHOW IN FINDER.

    In the Finder, right-click on the clip and choose PLAY WITH.../QuickTime Player

    In QuickTime Player, type the letter i while holding down the Command key. This will open the QuickTime Inspector. Tells us the dimensions of the clip and everything you see next to the word FORMAT:

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jan 15, 2013 6:16 PM (in response to Gavi Lan)

    Those specs look normal and they should work fine.

     

    How long are your transitions relative to the clips on either side of them?

  • ach997 Calculating status...
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    Oct 19, 2013 11:39 AM (in response to Gavi Lan)

    Hi to all,

    I'm having same issue. I tried all the above but without any success. I'm disappointed since it tooks many hours doing this movie and now I would like to avoid starting from scratch.

    Any other suggestion to recovery the work done so far? I tried export and import xml format but did not work.

    Thank you in advance for any suggestion

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