2 Replies Latest reply: Sep 8, 2011 1:00 PM by jrc362
jrc362 Level 1 (5 points)



First the specs:


OSX 10.6.8

iMovie 6.0.3

Camera: Canon Vixia HV40

Quicktime 10.0


I have been using the Vixia HV40 to import HD video into iMovie 6 for over a year with no problems. Now, all of a sudden, I cannot import video. When I connect the camera, all I get is the blue screen with the digital counter in the upper right hand corner. The screen says the camera is connected and I can FF and RW but no video (no audio either). A quick test import using Quicktime was fine. Video imported with no problems. Any thoughts? (Other than upgrading iMovie since I am heavly invested in third party plug-ins.)





Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • catspaw Level 5 (4,340 points)

    Hi Jrc362 - may be worth trashing the following file:

    go Users (you)>Library>Preferences>com.apple.imovie plist


    See if that helps.


    Also worth trying - import into an existing project- does that work?; change to a new project; turn computer off and on again; repair permissions (Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility).

  • jrc362 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi catspaw,


    Sorry so late with response. was out of town No luck with either suggestions. Other thoughts?