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Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2007 1:42 PM (in response to shift_shaper)Try updating Quicktime to its current version. (7.2)
Then shut down all applications and do a permissions repair using the Disk Utility App on your Mac. (Mac Hd/Utilitites/Disk Utility.) In Disk Utility, click on the First Aid button at the top of the panel, then click on your Hard Drive icon in the left side bar, then click on Repair Permissions at the bottom of the panel. Then wait while permissions are repaired.
Secondly, while iMovie is closed down, trash the file com.apple.iMovie.plist located in User/Library/Preferences. iMovie will create a new file on relaunch.
Now, relaunch iMovie and see if you still have the problem.
Whenever you upgrade your operating system, or update a program, or notice a program acting funny, it is a good idea to do a permissions repair.G5
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2007 5:21 AM (in response to Rich839)Rich, I have the same problem and tried your suggestions. They make no difference. It seems that during the fade-out, audio of the last portion of the clip directly before the clip being faded out is being played.
I never encountered this problem on my G4 powerbook, but have it on my Intel iMac.
It seems to be an "Intel problem"... whatever the reason.2.8 GHz iMac 24" / 1.67 GHz PowerBook 17", Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2007 10:14 AM (in response to shift_shaper)I have exactly the same problem.... using Cross Dissolve transitions, it adds audio from the previous clip and repeats it.
This is a very annoying issues and can effect all transitions in a 2 hour dvd I am working on....
I hope there is a resolution to this as I moved to iMovie HD version 6 from using iMovie 08, as I want to be able to work on movies and then share them back to minidv tapes for future work, iMovie 08 doesnt appear to allow this.
I have tried everything to resolve this but it does also appear to be random.
I also would be very grateful if someone knows the answer to this without having to resort to a convoluted work-around for each transition.Intel core duo iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2007 7:51 AM (in response to Rich839)Thank you for the suggestions. Unfortunately, they did not solve my problem. To be more specific, Quicktime was already completely updated, A permissions repair found 2 minor problems which were unrelated, and deleting the plist file did not help as well, though it was evident that it affected some things.
This was on the Mac Pro
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Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2007 1:03 PM (in response to shift_shaper)Not a solution... but I wanted to add to Gerald H's point that it may well be an intel issue.
I have exactly the same problem as all and it happens on both my iMac and my MacBook... both of which are Intel.
So if anyone at Apple is listening... please help and provide a solution.Intel core duo iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2007 1:48 PM (in response to shift_shaper)I must admit that currently I am quite unhappy, given that I cannot properly edit videos on my Mac *at all*: iMovie '08 reduces the quality of DV material much too much when archiving the material on DVD and iMovie HD has these transitions problems, which also make the videos pretty useless.
Dire situation.2.8 GHz iMac 24" / 1.67 GHz PowerBook 17", Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2007 2:39 PM (in response to Gerald H.)As with Gerald H, I am at a loss as to what to do.
Specifically... iMovie 08 seems to have been built with Intel in mind, but it is not adequate for many peoples needs...
Secondly, If both my Intel Macs experience the same transition fault with iMovie HD 06 it is therefore unworkable as well, this makes me very nervous in investing plenty more money in any of the other Apple Final Cut products as presumably this could well have the same issue with Intel Macs.Intel core duo iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2007 8:01 PM (in response to shift_shaper)I did an archive search and found that others have experienced your problem. No one has offered a solution. The only thing that has helped in some cases is the workaround that you already know about, of extracting the audio before inserting the transition, and then editing the audio to make it fade out as you like. I realize that you are looking for a fix rather than a workaround. Perhaps someone may have stumbled on the answer and will respond here.
In the meantime, you might try the following since my other suggestions did not work:
1. Trash the FontCollections file (NOT the Font Book) found in User/Library.
2. Check the Font Book file to see if you have any duplicate fonts. They will have a black dot next to them. If you find any duplicate fonts, resolve them by selecting them individually and going to Edit/Resolve Duplicate Fonts.
3. Open GarageBand and play a few notes on the keyboard, then close it.
4. Try opening your iMovie project in a different user account.
Font problems can cause all kinds of glitches in iMovie – therefore 1 and 2 above. The GarageBand thing I read about as a crazy fix that has worked for some audio problems. Can’t hurt.
Since your project plays fine on two other computers it does not seem to be an iMovie problem but, rather, one related to your computer or the software configurations on it. I don't know whether Intel is an issue here. but possibly so.
I have one other thing that is a bit far out, but might be interesting to try. Make a copy of your iMovie project and work with the COPY. On the project icon of the copy, delete the iMovieProject extension, and type in the word folder in its place. When you click out of it, the icon will morph from the iMovie "star" icon into the classic folder icon. This will change your iMovie project from a "package" into a folder. Then run another permissions repair. After you have done that, control click on the folder icon and in the permissions part of the resulting drop down menu, under Details, click on "Apply Permissions to Folder Contents" (or a button similarly named). Then go back to the folder icon and change the extension back to .iMovieProject. Now open the project and see if it works.
I have no idea whether the above will work. iMovie is a package, rather than a folder, and a permissions repair done to a package may not apply to all of the contents of the package, unlike they would for a folder. So, changing it into a folder and repairing permissions might help. Don't know.
Anyway, in the absense of anything better, we are in the mode of trying things.
If you do any of the above, post back with your results. It might help others with this problem.
Good luck with this.G5
Currently Being ModeratedOct 30, 2007 6:57 AM (in response to shift_shaper)Hey Everyone,
I too am experiencing this same issue, except for the fact that in my transitions (fades, etc.) it is _not the clip directly before the clip_ the transition is attached to, it is a totally random clip from the begging of my iMovie project that gets played during the transition. (if that makes sense?)
I have seen this, so far, only on Intel machines. Has anyone seen it on PPC? It must have been some update or something that caused this, because I have only started to see it recently (day within the last 2-3 months). Please let us know if anyone finds out anything. Thanks,
Currently Being ModeratedNov 1, 2007 11:59 AM (in response to shift_shaper)I think I know what's causing the problem.
I've been currently editing a 1.5 hour project in iMovie 6 on my Intel G5 @ work and everything was going smoothly with the fade out transitions until...I emptied the trash.
I found the audio problem occurred after I edited a short piece off the project while I was in the process of adding transitions. Normally I edit my movie (add/remove clips) BEFORE adding transitions, but I missed a little piece towards the end that needed to be cut off.
After this, every time I went to add a fade out transition, it replaced the audio with other audio from elsewhere in the timeline. PLUS, it took almost double the normal amount of time to add the transition.
Perhaps the problem is, and this is just a theory, that when I edited that piece out and deleted it from the trash, iMovie deleted the audio and video file from the visual timeline, but somehow kept the audio in some sort of eternal timeline? Something that we can't see but the computer uses to measure where to place the transitions.
I really don't know how else to describe it since I really don't know a thing about how the program works (aside from what I can see). But, the problem definitely occurred after I emptied the trash.
I hope this helps to solve the puzzle, because I hate having to extract audio as a remedy. So annoying...PowerPC G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2007 11:55 AM (in response to aceblade)Scratch my original "trash" theory.
I just began work on another iMovie project. I made sure not to throw anything into the trash. The first fade out transition worked perfectly, and so did the second one. But, by the time I reached the third, I ran into the same, familiar lagging problem in conjunction with the audio not matching....at all.
This is such an annoying glitch.PowerPC G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2007 6:25 PM (in response to aceblade)and i thought i was the only one going crazy over this!!!
has anyone received any advice from either apple people or 'one to one' pros?
should i just purchase another version of imovie?
i wish i had my old mac again and the simple but useable imovie!!!
this is very frustrating!imac
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2007 10:47 AM (in response to ferrara72)FIX THE DARN BUG APPLE.
The weird thing is this just recently started occurring. My old clips developed on the MacBook didn't do this in transition. But anytime I try to edit new clips it occurs on each and every transitionMacBook 2GHz, Mac OS X (10.4.7)