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Importing from iMovie HD project

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I bought a new iMac and i'm importing in iMovie 08 a project from iMovie06.
But i have 2 problems: first not all the clips are imported and second that the clips that are imported are not in the same order of the original projct.

Does anyone have any ideas?
iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • QuickTimeKirk Level 8 Level 8 (47,320 points)
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    Dec 22, 2007 11:27 PM (in response to Alberto Antenucci)
    iMovie 7 can only import the video clips found in your iMovie 6 Project. It will not import anything else (transitions, effects, titles, additional audio, etc).
    If you want to use them you'll need to export using iMovie 6 to full quality QuickTime and use the resulting .dv file in iMovie 7.
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  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,520 points)
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    Dec 23, 2007 5:12 AM (in response to Alberto Antenucci)
    The problem is that neither all the clips are imported...



    Could you be more specific here? Are you referring to clips not being complete or that entire "clips" are missing? If the latter, would they be "rendered" clips such as KBEs made from stills? If actual camcorder clips, did you open the iMovie '06 project package and check the "Media" folder to see if the "missing" clips are actually still in the project? If present, have you tried to manually "drop-import" them to your iMovie '08 event?



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  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,520 points)
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    Dec 23, 2007 7:45 AM (in response to Alberto Antenucci)
    If in iMovie 06 have a project with 20 clip in iMovie 08 found less clips but everyone is complete. Entire clips are missing.



    1) If you are counting "rendered" clips in the "Project.PKG > Media folder," they are not included in the import. You will have o move them manually if you want them.

    2) If you are counting clips included in the source bin, then I don't know if they are supposed to import or not. (I.e., I don't use the built-in HD import option in iMovie '08.) You can check and see if these are your missing clips. if they are, then add them to the HD project before import and see if they are imported to iMovie '08. If they aren't, then you may need to send a feedback to Apple regarding this issue.



    And the order in which are imported is not the same as in the original project



    Editing and rendering in an iMovie HD project will change the clip names which, in turn, may re-order the files as the finder "sees" them. (I.e., they are ordered alphabetically in the project media folder.) So, if they are imported in alphabetical order, they would be out of their original "source" or timeline order.



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  • pdrcourious Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 23, 2007 11:26 AM (in response to Alberto Antenucci)
    Would this help: playing the iMovie '06 project back to DV camera (mine: Panasonic NV-GS400EG), and then importing the tape back into iMovie '08 ?
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  • Jon Walker Level 6 Level 6 (17,520 points)
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    Dec 23, 2007 12:26 PM (in response to pdrcourious)
    Would this help: playing the iMovie '06 project back to DV camera (mine: Panasonic NV-GS400EG), and then importing the tape back into iMovie '08 ?



    If all you want is to import the current timeline, why not simply import the iMovie HD project timeline reference file (or a self-contained version thereof) rather than taking the time and trouble to export to camcorder and then re-import from the camcorder.



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