7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2012 5:42 PM by AppleMan1958
cleverones Level 1 (0 points)

i've been using imove 6.0.3 and just purchased a new 27' imac. I've been trying to use imove 11 and cant stand the timeline layout. is there any way to change it to a "layered" time line? similar to the way grageband works?


iMac (27-inch Mid 2011), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 (19,450 points)

    Hi

     

    iMovie'08 to 11 are a totally different application with NO relation to iMovie 1 to HD6 at all. It's wrongly named.

     

    The Project window can be set into two lay-outs and You switch by clicking the small blue button top right in this window adjacent to Mark/Chapters

     


    And that's all there is

     

    You can try - FinalCut Pro-X as there is a free demo/try-out and see if You can accept this way.

     

    I use

    • iMovie HD6 - or

    • FinalCut Pro 6

     

    As they works as I learned to do my movies.

     

    Yours Bengt W

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,755 points)

    Why not continue using the much better iMovie 6?

     

    You can easily have both on your Mac:

     

    Happily this is easily achieved, but it has to be done backwards.

     

    Delete iMovie 11 (just drag it to the trash). Now install iMovie 6 from the iLife 6 install disks. Update it to iMovie 6.0.3.

     

    Now re-install iMovie 11. This automatically moves iMovie 6 into a folder it creates in your Applications folder called iMovie Previous Version.

     

    Then reinstall iMovie 11.

     

    iMovie 6 works great with iDVD 7.

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 (32,197 points)

    Klaus1 wrote:

    … the much better iMovie 6?

    Klaus,

    I know your favour of v6, but you should mention:

    'better' for DV. Only.

     

    for nowadays AVCHD iMv6 is of little use.-

     

    plus, actual iM11 offers tons of stuff, you have to purchase plugins for or don't even get it at all for v6, such as green-screen, score-board-theme, white-balance …

     

    iM11 works great with iDVD7

     

    and iMv6 is meanwhile 6y obsolete ..........

     

     

  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,755 points)

    and iMv6 is meanwhile 6y obsolete ..

    Nothing that works that well should ever be described as obsolete!

     

    The question here is: will iMovie 6 work with ML, not 'what do we think about it'!

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 (27,415 points)

    There are two timeline views. See this link for the options.

    http://help.apple.com/imovie/#move7d66aa9

  • cleverones Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the feedback, I dont think im wording my question properly. I wanna do very percise edits, in i movie 6 you can see the audio wave very clear on the main beat ( like when you extract the audio) in i11 the wave is a block, I dont know, i guess im just not feelin i11 

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 (27,415 points)

    A couple of tricks.

    1) When you are doing rough edits, keep the Thumbnail Slider at 5 seconds or so. When you are doing fine edits, or want to see the audio waveforms in more detail, set the Thumbnail Slider at 1/2 second.

    http://help.apple.com/imovie/#mov3ae8bc9d

    2) In the iMovie Preferences, set Display Time as HH:MM:SS:Frames so you can edit to the frame level. Otherwise, you can only edit to the 10ths of seconds.

    3) For a good overview of audio editing, see this video for iMovie 08.

    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/movies/imovie08.html#audioclips

    4) iMovie 11 added some significant improvements in audio editing. See this link and click on "All new audio editing".

    http://www.apple.com/ilife/video-showcase/