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bko1989 Level 1 Level 1
i have a small project less than 3 minutes long consisting entirely of pictures and transitions and music track (no video clips). everything was working fine till this morning. now anytime i add pictures to the project, their thumbnails appear correctly in project view but the wrong image is displayed in the movie itself. (the picture imovie displays is from a picture somewhere else already in the project. this happens no matter which pictures i add and no matter where i add them. tried restarting the mac, duplicating the project and editing the duplicate, all same result. when i create a completely new project, the images display fine. but adding to this specific project, none of the added images display their own image (except in project view), they are always displaying another picture's image (where that other picture was already in the project).

i imagine something is corrupt but i don't know what. if the project is corrupt, are there any steps to go about "uncorrupting" it? i really don't want to have to recreate the project all over again.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • bko1989 Level 1 Level 1
    one other point:

    when i add a video clip to the project, the video clip displays appropriately. only the pictures imported from iphoto are not displaying correctly. i also tried exporting to see if the rendered movie displayed the photos correctly but they don't. in fact they render a different wrong image than the wrong image displayed in imovie.
  • Shrek4 Level 1 Level 1
    I wonder if anyone else is having this problem or encountered the problem also. I have the same thing happening today.
    I;ve trashed the pref for iMovie but this did not resolve. It is almost like the link between iMovie and iPhoto are broken somehow.
  • p2d Level 1 Level 1
    Same here for me. I think it might have happened when I copied some clips from another project and pasted them in the new one.

    I've spent over 8 hours on this movie so it kinda *****!!

    I use Aperture.

    When I option-click and choose the view the file in finder it locates the right file...
  • Afterimages Level 1 Level 1
    I have the same thing. See my post from yesterday. Gotta be a corrupt project file, IMO.

    Message was edited by: Afterimages
  • p2d Level 1 Level 1
    If you look inside the project (option click in finder and then show package content) there's actually a file there called "Still Images", which is a normal quicktime movie with all the (wrong) images playing.. Anyone knows if you can repair or rebuild this file or something?
  • Afterimages Level 1 Level 1
    I tried deleting the Still Images and the Still Thumbnails files from within a project contents, but then the project would not show up in the Project Browser, so I added them back.

    So - no luck yet...
  • p2d Level 1 Level 1
    OK, thanks fro trying. Keep us updated if you find anything.
  • Afterimages Level 1 Level 1
    Well, the 9.0.1 update did nothing to fix this bug!
  • Daniel Lucianek Level 1 Level 1
    I am having the exact same problem. I can't seem to find a workaround, even duplicating the project file gave me the same issue. My best solution is you can make a separate project, drag the photos you want to show into there (with any transitions or effects you want) and then export that project as a separate QuickTime file. Then reimport that newly created movie and it will work because iMovie is reading your "photos" as a movie file now. I did this and it worked for me, even though I admit it's a pain. But at least I didn't have to start my project all over again. Good luck!
  • p2d Level 1 Level 1
    Does anyone have any news on this subject?
  • S-Alex Level 1 Level 1
    Control copy the whole movie and then open up a new project and paste it into the new project. Everything should go back to normal as it was before. hope it helps
  • dancingvix Level 1 Level 1
    Truly the best option! Just tried it and i just lost the captions and the timing....but who cares!
    at least it worked!
    Thanks S-Alex!
  • j3eV Level 1 Level 1
    Im having the same problem too...and its annoying. i realized that this only happens when u switch between projects. As in when u open up another project and come back to the current one your working on, it all freezes up.

    For some reason the pics remain the same as the one before. so my only suggestion from now till this bug gets a fix is to stay on the same project till ure totally done.
  • snoofox Level 1 Level 1

    Hi, I am encountering exactly the described problem, seems that a few hours of work is lost. Anybody heard of a solution or still having the problems?

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