4344 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 24, 2009 11:13 PM by Bengt Wärleby
My first thought - Wonder how much free space there is on the start-up hard disk ?
• When iMovie goes BAD there are very often 10Gb or less free space.
If that's not the problem I would
• Secure a minimum of 25Gb free space on internal/boot/start-up hard disk
(others not so important)
• Run - Repair permissions
• Start iMovie HD 6
• When Your movie is loaded - Start an extra New project
• Copy from TimeLine of old movie over to new one - piece by piece till all parts
that plays OK is over
Close iMovie - and open the new iMovie project - to see if it still plays OK.
Else see my general trouble shooting list
*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
• 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.
• 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)
• Screen must be set to Million-colors
• 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)
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.
I run "Cache Out X", clear out all caches and restarts the Mac.
Most often Camera is set to 12-bit audio - iMovie uses 16-bit. Alter setting on Camera.
Yours Bengt W