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  • Rhine on Hudson Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Re: "audio from previous edits coming through on transitions elsewhere in the project"...I have experienced this problem using iMovie HD on Tiger, with extraneous sound tracks sounding when I create dissolves. So it may not be Snow Leopard. Have never figured out the problem. My clunky workaround is to extract the audio from both scenes (keeping it as separate tracks) before doing a dissolve. Then the problem does not occur.
  • MaxFS Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    Got a question for you. I have been using iMovie 9 now with Leopard. I got rid of Snow Leopard because of compatibilty issues with iMovie 6. I'm not sure I'll use iMovie 6 again but want to have that option open. I also would like to re-install Snow Leopard. Was it you who said that there are different ways to install it, and you installed it one way (whereas I installed it the typical way), and maybe that made the difference in ability to properly use iMovie 6?
    Any suggestions? Thanks, Max
  • Jim Yelvington Level 3 Level 3 (720 points)
    Wanted to revisit this thread now that I've played with it a few months.

    I have two issues with iMovie 06 on a Snow Leopard machine that I don't have on the same machine when I book up with Leopard.

    First... The exports are MUCH slower. On Leopard my exports are about 100 - 125% of the final project length. In Snow Leopard they are closer to 600 - 700% of the original project length.

    Second... I too am getting some weird audio edits from other parts of the time line. It's still serviceable, but I can see the writing on the wall. It's gonna be bricked pretty soon.
  • roman Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
    I installed iMovie HD 6 BEFORE installing the iLife suit from the install disk, and now when I launch iMovie 6, nothing happens.

    The program doesn't have the usual icon, and it's now only 2.6 MB. Opening it does nothing.

    Has this happened to anyone else, and is there a fix? Does SL kill iMovie 6? Should I re-install the program?
  • ShaunW Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Having installed Snow Leopard on 3 different computers, all of which use iMovie 6 regularly, I know that it will not brick iMOvie 6. However, I have a consistent issue with still frames/pictures. A transitionless change from still frame to anything (video, titles, black, etc.) will freeze the still frame for upwards of a second. This freeze will stick around even after exporting.

    However, even though it's a nuisance, there's a quick fix. If you add a one-frame transition (crossdissolve or Fade In/Out preferably) it will eliminate the freeze.

    Like I said, nuisance, but it's better than nothing.
  • Stevearoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Can anyone comment on installing iLife 06 on a new Mac that has only the current iLife suite. I put in my old iLife 06 disk and the installer won't let me uncheck iDVD or give a specific location for the app. The only thing it will let me change is the location of the themes.

    If you run the iLife 06 installer on a new Mac, will it overwrite iMovie/iDVD 09? If so, and I pull them back from TimeMachine, will they still work?
  • Klaus1 Level 8 Level 8 (45,425 points)
    You don't want iDVD 6, but you do want iMovie 6.

    Happily this is easily achieved, but it has to be done backwards.

    Delete iLife 9. Now install iMovie 6 from the iLife install disks.

    Now re-install iLife 9. This automatically moves iMovie 6 into a folder it creates in your Applications folder called iMovie Previous Version.

    Now you have them both, and you can have both in the Dock as well.

    Alternatively you could try this method, suggested by poster Uitech:

    Open a terminal and type "touch /Library/Preferences/com.apple.iLife08.plist"
    (No quotes)

    Install iMovieHD6.dmg (Formerly available from Apple)

    This is said to work with both Leopard and Snow Leopard Macs.
  • Stevearoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks - I went the 2nd route and that worked fine. The program it installs is iMovieHD, so no name conflict. I didn't test it extensively, but it seems to work and didn't bork anything else. Yea! The new iMovie is so counter-intuitive and weird, I'm going to keep using 06 as long as it still runs.
  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,510 points)
    What iLife 06 did you use? 6.0.1, 6.0.3?
  • Stevearoo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I used the iMovieHD6.dmg which installs 6.04 by itself (no other i-apps) It's not on the Apple site, but you can find it "around".
  • vsalupo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Has anyone had problems with Leopard/Snow Leopard and "Export to Camera"? I am still running iMovie HD on a G4 eMac but have tried this on an eMac and 2 MacBooks. I can no longer export my finished movies out to tape on my Sony DVR-960. iMovie cranks up and claims the camera but only exports audio. The video is black.

    I reinstalled Tiger on an external drive along with iMovie HD and the same projects will export just fine. Is this a Quicktime problem or Video driver problem?
  • vsalupo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I thought I would post a link to this old thread. It seems that iMovie rendering is always unpredictable with a new release of OS X, Quicktime or iMovie. Playing with Ken Burns on still photos seems to solve most problems...

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=961086&#961086
  • soulshaker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a new MBP (1/09) and tried to install iMovie 06 before a few weeks ago but it didn't work. Since then, I found this version and it installed and works flawlessy. Hope this helps, here it is:
    http://support.apple.com/downloads/iMovieHD_6_03
  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,510 points)
    I have a new MBP (1/09) and tried to install iMovie 06 before a few weeks ago but it didn't work. Since then, I found this version and it installed and works flawlessy. Hope this helps, here it is:
    http://support.apple.com/downloads/iMovieHD_6_03


    That is not iMovie 6.0.3, your link UPDATES 6.0.1 or 6.0.2 to 6.0.3
  • Ziatron Level 4 Level 4 (3,510 points)
    I used the iMovieHD6.dmg which installs 6.04 by itself (no other i-apps) It's not on the Apple site, but you can find it "around".


    I thought 6.0.4 needed iLife 08 to work?

    Sure you have 6.0.4? Are you running 10.6.2?