5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 8, 2010 11:53 PM by John Cogdell
Eric Rosenwald Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Some of my iPhoto movies aren't showing up in the "iPhoto Movies" tab under the events browser. Does anyone know of a way to ensure that all of them show up? They are all of the same video format, so I don't know why some are appearing and others are not.

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  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,605 points)
    Hi Eric,

    If you are using Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard, iMovie ‘09 may not recognize iPhoto Videos in the iMovie Event Library. This can occur because some older video file formats need to have QuickTime Player 7 installed in order to play.

    See my post in this thread:
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2532498&tstart=30

    John
  • Casa Sirena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having a related problem. I have organized my iPhoto library into Events that contain both movies and photos. I have one Event that contains three movies, shot on the same camera on the same day. All three are AVI movies. All three play when I click on them in iPhoto

    But in iMovie, only two of these movies show up in the iPhoto videos events. How do I get the third one to show up in iMovie?
  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,605 points)
    But in iMovie, only two of these movies show up in the iPhoto videos events. How do I get the third one to show up in iMovie?

    Not sure, but try this: Close iMovie. From iPhoto, drag the AVI movie to the Desktop. This will create a copy on the Desktop. Now drag this file back into iPhoto. You will be asked if you wish to import a duplicate - click on Import. Now open iMovie - hopefully the newly imported AVI movie in iPhoto will now be recognised by iMovie, which will commence creating thumbnails. If desired, you can delete the original movie from iPhoto.

    If this doesn't work, try converting the AVI file to another format. This can be done in either QuickTime 7 or QuickTime X, depending on the conversion required. Open the AVI file on your Desktop (the one dragged from iPhoto earlier) in QuickTime X. If the movie is 640 x 480 go to File>Save As and choose the format HD 480p. That will save the movie in H.264 format using 2 Mbits/s at up to 640 x 480 resolution. If your original movie is in some other resolution, you will probably be given other Save As options, so choose the most appropriate. If you have QuickTime 7, you can export using a much wider range of formats. However, the best to use are AIC (Apple Intermediate Codec) or the H.264 format - both work perfectly with iMovie '09.

    Once you have the exported file (whether from QuickTime 7 or X), import it to iMovie. In iMovie's menu choose File>Import Movies. You should now be in business!

    John
  • Casa Sirena Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for your prompt reply!

    I figured out a work-around: I clicked on the movie in iPhoto, it opened in quicktime, and I saved it to the desktop under another file name, and re-imported it into iPhoto. Worked great!
  • John Cogdell Level 5 Level 5 (4,605 points)
    Good to hear you've got it working! Clearly, re-importing the movie to iPhoto triggers iMovie to recognise it, whether using my method or yours. Thanks for letting us know.

    John