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MissKM Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I'm working on editing video in iMovie 11, and if I make audio adjustments to a voiceover, then move on to clean up the next clip, all of the adjustments I made to the voiceover are lost. This is before I try to render or export or do anything. I work on one clip, move to the next, and my adjustments are gone.

What's going on here?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • stefws Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    I've got the same fu.. issue, really annoying with many voiceover clips. Can't find a pattern in when it forgots the audio editing. Wish Apple would come with a bug fix soon for this...
  • stefws Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    also nice if one could assign a different audio profile, that the simple voice enhancement check box, when recording voiceover, so effects were assign right away during recording. Would save aiduo editing afterwards.
  • Kaboodle Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    I'm getting this as well, finding out after I'd changed a LOT of small audio edits, particularly EQ adjustments for speech. I really need it to enhance the vocals and it's very frustrating and, literally, a waste of time.

    Has anyone found a workaround?

    If not I'll have to go back and EQ the source wave files.
  • Daniel Kanaan Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    Same issue here!
  • John Vonk Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    Sorry, NO reply !

    Just a statement that I have exactly the same problem with Voice Enhance in iMovie 11 ...
    Settings change sometimes or not ...
    No idea of any regularity ...

    Don't know what to do !

    Somebody a suggestion ?

    Thanks in advance !
  • JamesCummings Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    ok, so i've not got a direct fix for this particular problem, but i did find that some text i inserted in some chapter titles vanished when i closed imovie11 and re opened it. My suspicion is that it is because of me not having pressed the 'done' button when i was finished editing the text on these boxes- i think i just clicked back into the project library window and carried on compiling. So, try to make sure you use the 'proper' method.... Imovie11 has a lot of bugs i've noticed....!
  • John Vonk Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
    James, thanks for your suggestion to always press the DONE button, so ...

    I redid ALL Voice Enhances I had made before, pressed every time the DONE button and quit iMovie.
    After opening iMovie again, and directly playing, all VE's were unchanged and ok.
    Did closing and opening twice. It worked. I was happy, but ...

    When I did some editing somewhere, quit and reopened iMovie :
    some VE's were NOT changed, others were changed ... without any logical explanation ...
    so NO REAL solution I think !
    Sorry to agree with you James, that "iMovie has a lot of bugs" ...

    P.S. Maybe (?) the only solution is doing all changes and then directly BURN DVD ?!
    Did not try this ...
  • bgbdwolf74 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have a sequence that easily reproduces this issue. I have a sequence of clips some of which contain their own audio and some of which have voiceover matched in from a remote source. I can go through and make changes to each clip's audio adjustments (careful to click "Done" every time) and when I go back and review the settings, all is good. However, as soon as I copy and "Paste Adjustments - Audio" from one clip to another, the audio adjustments on the voiceover clips are lost. It does not impact the settings of the clips with a "native" audio track. Also, it does not change the volume settings, but it does reset the equalizer.
    Unfortunately, this makes the copy/paste feature pretty much worthless and adds a lot of time to my process. I'm hoping Apple will fix in the next update.
    I'm running iMovie 11 (9.0.2 - 1100)
  • donwhine Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    What video source files are you using?
  • Emergencydpt Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having the same problem. Imported audio clips used for voiceover lose settings when I go back to replay them.
    Add this problem to the problem of increasing lag time, uneven playhead response, slow command response...

    I'm in the middle of my first paid project and imovie 11 has become my biggest impediment.
  • donwhine Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
    I have also been detaching audio from video clips and have been able to adjust all audio settings, including audio effects, except for enhance and equalizer. The only workaround for those two settings that I know of, is to do the actual editing first (cutting/trimming/splitting/adding a transition) and then polishing up my audio.
  • Yaqualetz Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have exactly the same problem. Need to reduce road and walking noise to hear voices in detached audio that I'm putting with other video material. Background noise reducer and equalizer do an OK job. But, after the next audio adjustment anywhere in the project, all audio overrides on detached audio clips are set back to default values. VERY frustrating. Yes, I do hit "Done" every time.

    Hope Apple can get a quick fix done before this project is finished. Otherwise, I'll probably have to find a universal setting that helps all such clips, do all of them at once, quickly hit the Share function, and hope they survive the trip to iDVD.
  • mevmax Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    This happened to me, but I was able to fix it before my wife threw our mac against the wall. I enabled the audio editing option so I could see levels of all the clips. In scrolling through my 3 minute video, there was ONE clip that had the "hold on a minute, I'm thinking" circle spinning on it and I couldn't easily select it. Upon deleting that ONE clip, all my other audio came back. Apparently that hangup was causing mass confusion throughout the entire project. A much faster solution than starting over. Hope that helps.
  • mevmax Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Pardon the last post. Wrong thread. Rookie mistake.
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