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imovie 09 + snow leopard

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iggipop Calculating status...
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Since i installed Snow Leopard, iMovie has stopped working properly: unable to load themes correctly, where it should appear the video image is a black distressing. So for many transitions and title too. Any suggestion?
MacBook Pro 17, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Dingomate Calculating status...
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    Oct 3, 2009 11:10 PM (in response to iggipop)
    I am in the same vote, ever since i installed Snow Leopard my IMOVIE crashes all the time, normally within minutes from start up of the application.

    I have no clue what to do next.

    Clues please.

    Thanks.
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2.66 GHz, Quad-Core Intel Xeon : Imac 2.33GHz Core Duo : Mac Book
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Oct 3, 2009 11:24 PM (in response to iggipop)
    Hi

    *Not knowing the origin to Your problem - General approach when in trouble is as follows.*

    • Free space on internal (start-up) hard disk if it is less than 10Gb should rather have 25Gb

    • Hard disk is untidy. Repair Permissions, Repair Hard disk (Apple Disc Util tool)

    • Garageband-fix. Start it, Play a note and Close it. Re-try (Corrects an audio problem that hinders iMovie)

    • Delete iMovie pref file - or rather start a new user/account - log into this and re-try

    iMovie pref file resides.
    Mac Hard Disk (start-up HD)/Users/"Your account"/Library/Preferences and is named. com.apple.iMovie.plist
    While iMovie is NOT RUNNING - move this file out to desk-top.
    Now restart iMovie.

    • Third party plug-ins that doesn't work OK (not relevant for iMovie’08 or 09)

    iMovie updated ?
    QuickTime updated ?
    Mac OS version ?

    • Program miss-match. iMovie 5.0.2, up to Mac OS X.4.11 AND QuickTime 7.4.1 - is OK
    • Program miss-match. iMovie 6.0.3 or 6.0.4, Mac OS X.4.11 AND QuickTime 7.4.1 - is OK (might work under Leopard)
    • Program miss-match. iMovie’08 v. 7.0.1, Mac OS X.4.11 AND QuickTime 7.4.1 - is OK (might work under Leopard)

    • Screen must be set to Million-colors

    From LKN 1935. (in this case = iMovie HD (5), I tried it all, but nothing worked.
    Your answer (above) has been helpfull insofar as all the different trials led to the conclusion that
    there was something wrong with my iMovie software. I therefore threw everything away and reinstalled
    iMovie from the HD. After that the exportation of DV videos (there has not been any problem with HDV videos)
    to my Sony camcorders worked properly as it did before.

    Yours Bengt W
    G3/G4 Blue white,PBG4,dG5, OS X.3.9 + QT6.5.2 and OS X.4.11 + QT 7.3.1
  • nick101 Level 4 Level 4 (3,500 points)
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    Oct 4, 2009 1:17 AM (in response to iggipop)
    Go back to Leopard. Back up your system to an external disk. Do a clean install of SL. Restore apps from backup.

    Upgrading an operating system is not a casual exercise. I don't care how much time and effort Apple put in to making it work, there is always risk. Backup; clean install; restore apps and docs one by one. That's the rule
    MBP 17" 4Gb; iMac 24", 3Gb; Powerbook G4 17", 1GHz, 1Gb;iPhone iPod 80GB, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • cecemf Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 4, 2009 3:25 AM (in response to nick101)
    Same issue here, please Apple update iMovie Pleaseeeeeee it's all ready a month is out !
     Aluminum iMac 20"+4Go+500Go+Radeon HD 2600 PRO+iPhone 3G (3.0) 16Go black; PS3, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Boot Camp with Windows 7 for playing games only !!!
  • Dingomate Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 4, 2009 4:51 AM (in response to iggipop)
    Appreciated guys, i will do the back up this week and reinstall each application.

    I will watch this thread and any improved changes on my side i will keep you posted.

    Thanks and fingers crossed
    Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2.66 GHz, Quad-Core Intel Xeon : Imac 2.33GHz Core Duo : Mac Book
  • Team_Works Calculating status...
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    Oct 4, 2009 4:57 PM (in response to iggipop)
    Did it work?
    MacBook
  • JKM621 Calculating status...
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    Oct 4, 2009 7:14 PM (in response to iggipop)
    I have the same issue. Titles not rendering ... they are just appearing against a black screen no matter if they are supposed to be against video or a colored background. All worked fine before Snow Leopard. Two trips to Apple store genius bar and I'm no better off.
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Team_Works Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Oct 10, 2009 3:02 AM (in response to iggipop)
    What was its name?????
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  • nick101 Level 4 Level 4 (3,500 points)
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    Oct 10, 2009 3:05 AM (in response to Team_Works)
    karnakat wrote:
    What was its name?????



    .. and where does it live, so we can send the boys round?
    MBP 17" 4Gb; iMac 24", 3Gb; Powerbook G4 17", 1GHz, 1Gb;iPhone iPod 80GB, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • cecemf Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Oct 11, 2009 12:21 PM (in response to iggipop)
    I have 2 empty folder there
    Image Units
    Quartz Composer Plug-Ins

    Please tell us the solution as I have a 21 videos project waiting for next week !!!

    Please I beg you
     Aluminum iMac 20"+4Go+500Go+Radeon HD 2600 PRO+iPhone 3G (3.0) 16Go black; PS3, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Boot Camp with Windows 7 for playing games only !!!
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