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Corrupt theme/kenBurn preview and final result

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  • Karl Petersen Level 6 Level 6 (15,170 points)
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    Mar 28, 2007 1:38 PM (in response to Denis Smolin)
    All tests passed! Execution time: 4637 seconds.


    That looks good, Denis.

    Not sure whether you should be pleased or disappointed, however. On the one hand, you've ruled out a potential source of the problem; on the other hand, you still don't know why it's happening.

    Karl
    Dual 1 GHz G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Sony TRV 900, HDTV, Cinema Display
  • Akickr Calculating status...
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    Mar 28, 2007 6:16 PM (in response to Akickr)
    Well I have tried to start a new project on my main disk, no music, 1 photo. When I update using Ken Burns photo looks corrupt, I can uncheck ken burns, update and photo looks fine again. I repaired permissions. I export to a quicktime file it still looks corrupt when playing in quicktime. I tried exporting the photo from iphoto to jpeg then drag into imovie....same issue.

    I have imovie 6.0.3. I am running out of ideas aside from buying a new mac

    emac   Mac OS X (10.4.9)  
  • Akickr Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 28, 2007 7:03 PM (in response to Akickr)
    Ok, just before I was about to throw the emac out the window, I exported a photo from iphoto as a tiff. Drag that into imovie and bam ken burns works most of the time like that. I can even update it and change the settings after input. It is a pain in the A@# to do it this way but it seems to work for me so far. It doesn't work every single time, looks like maybe 85% or so and if it gets corrupted I clear it and try again then it seems to work. Something strange is going on.... very un-mac like.
    emac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Karl Petersen Level 6 Level 6 (15,170 points)
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    Mar 29, 2007 4:36 AM (in response to Akickr)
    I exported a photo from iphoto as a tiff


    You might try exporting as JPEGs too. And while you're at it, export as 640x480. If the problem has something to do with the photos themselves, iPhoto might fix it. I do recall seeing a few reports here suggesting that can help.

    Karl
    Dual 1 GHz G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Sony TRV 900, HDTV, Cinema Display
  • Akickr Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 29, 2007 5:54 AM (in response to Karl Petersen)
    I did try exporting as a jpeg see previous post above. Jpeg never works. I am not sure if I tried to limit the size to 640x480. Maybe I will try that later tonight. Don't know why there would be a problem with my photos. In previous versions of imovie I have never had any problems and I have been using the same digital camera. Seems like I am not the only one with these issues. It does look like there is some sort of correlation with the photos and the new imovie, just not sure what that would be.
    emac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Karl Petersen Level 6 Level 6 (15,170 points)
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    Mar 29, 2007 6:08 AM (in response to Akickr)
    It does look like there is some sort of correlation with the photos and the new imovie, just not sure what that would be.


    We've seen a few instances where iMovie didn't like certain photos. Entire collections shot from the same camera. I don't think anyone knows exactly why. But exporting from iPhoto would fix the problem, whatever it was.

    I suppose it's even possible it had something to do with the software that imported them to the Mac, perhaps some old version of iPhoto?

    Karl
    Dual 1 GHz G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Sony TRV 900, HDTV, Cinema Display
  • Karl Petersen Level 6 Level 6 (15,170 points)
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    Mar 30, 2007 6:10 PM (in response to Denis Smolin)
    You've reinstalled just about everything you can, Denis, so I don't know what I can suggest.

    It's certainly possible, I suppose, that something bad happened with the installation of QuickTIme 7.1.5 and Mac OS 10.4.9. Yet we're not seeing reports of problems like that from other users, and there must be tons of people with your Mac.

    If you did not use the Combo updater to install 10,4,9, but used the incremental updater instead, you might try again with the Combo. It reportedly does a "purer" update. Then follow-up with a repeat update to QT 7.1.5.

    Otherwise, you might have to go with a complete system re-install.

    Have you tried creating a new user account? It would let you see if things work okay as that user. That would suggest a software problem when you are the user.

    Karl
    Dual 1 GHz G4, Mac OS X (10.4.8), Sony TRV 900, HDTV, Cinema Display
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