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imovie not recording audio

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quantonamera Calculating status...
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Apr 7, 2011 6:40 AM
I just started trying to use my black macbook ( 2.4 intel core 2 duo) to record video and audio with the isight camera in imovie...
The video is fine, but i cant seem to hear anything on playback and it looks as if no sound was recorded.
I checked levels in voiceover and turned them down/off, no change...

The isight works well in skype ( volume and video) and when i check system preferences the volume monitor is good....also the internal mic works fine when using music notattion software as well as garage band, so i dont think there is something wrong with the mic...so how to get the volume to record/work with imovie?

thanks-

quanton
Imac,Black Mac Book 2.4 intel , model 4,1, Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,255 points)
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    Apr 7, 2011 9:30 AM (in response to quantonamera)
    quantonamera wrote:
    I just started trying to use my black macbook ( 2.4 intel core 2 duo) to record video and audio with the isight camera in imovie...
    The video is fine, but i cant seem to hear anything on playback and it looks as if no sound was recorded.
    I checked levels in voiceover and turned them down/off, no change...

    The isight works well in skype ( volume and video) and when i check system preferences the volume monitor is good....also the internal mic works fine when using music notattion software as well as garage band, so i dont think there is something wrong with the mic...so how to get the volume to record/work with imovie?

    thanks-

    quanton


    You have done some good troubleshooting and shown that your microphone is working. Here are a couple of things you can try:

    (1) Your posted system information shows you are still using Mac OS X (10.5.7). You should apply the 10.5.8 Combo Update using the following process:



      • Backup your Mac. If you used Time Machine, turn it off now.



      • Disconnect peripherals and restart Mac



      • Use Disk Utility to repair permissions



      • Download and install http://support.apple.com/downloads/MacOS_X_10_5_8_ComboUpdate



      • Repair permissions again immediately following the restart that finishes the update.



      • Test iMovie again



     (• Turn Time Machine on again when you are satisfied that the update worked.)

    (2) If your problem continues, reinstall iMovie from your iLife disk.

    Repair permissions before and after the reinstall.

    (3) We will watch for your status update.

    Mac Pro Quad Core (Early 2009) 2.93Ghz Mac OS X (10.6.7); MacBook Pro (13 inch, Mid 2009) 2.26GHz (10.6.7)
    LED Cinema Display; G4 PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11); iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9); External iSight; iPod4touch4.3.1
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,255 points)
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    Apr 7, 2011 9:45 AM (in response to quantonamera)
    quantonamera wrote:
    thanks for the info...i'll have to get after that project over the next few days but will post back...

    btw ....i was wrong about 10.5.7 i am running the latest 5.8 and have my other software current, but it sounds like i should still back up and do the disk permissions stuff later and we'll see ?

    thanks again-

    q


    You're welcome.

    I think you should still apply the 10.5.8 Combo, too. It sometimes fixes things for reasons that nobody seems to understand.

    (You should also update your system info in the "My Settings" link in the upper right quadrant of this page.)

    EZ Jim


    Message was edited by: EZ Jim


    Mac Pro Quad Core (Early 2009) 2.93Ghz Mac OS X (10.6.7); MacBook Pro (13 inch, Mid 2009) 2.26GHz (10.6.7)
    LED Cinema Display; G4 PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11); iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9); External iSight; iPod4touch4.3.1
  • EZ Jim Level 7 Level 7 (21,255 points)
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    Apr 12, 2011 4:46 PM (in response to quantonamera)
    quantonamera wrote:
    sorry for not responding back sooner....


    No problem.



    ... i figured out how to turn it off and voila the volume immediately started working in record mode with great playback! it was that darned "ken burns effect" i guess?


    No. Something else you did effected audio. Ken Burns effect has nothing to do with your problem. At this point, we will likely never know what actually fixed your problem.



    It sounds like you're still recommending the combo updater for routine maint. anyway?


    No. I was only recommending it because your problem was not yet solved, your posted system info still shows you are using an outdated version (10.5.7) of Mac OS, and the current (10.5.8) Combo version sometimes fixes trouble that resists other attempted solutions.



    thanks again-

    q


    You're welcome,

    EZ Jim


    Message was edited by: EZ Jim


    Mac Pro Quad Core (Early 2009) 2.93Ghz Mac OS X (10.6.7)

    MacBook Pro (13 inch, Mid 2009) 2.26GHz (10.6.7)

    LED Cinema Display; G4 PowerBook 1.67GHz (10.4.11)

    iBookSE 366MHz (10.3.9); External iSight; iPod4touch4.3.1

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