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Event Browser - Display Playhead Info iMovie 11?

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Dec 28, 2012 4:10 PM

Hello all, I've spent a great deal of time trying to get the playhead info to display in the event browser. It is important for this to work as I want to make a compilation video from 4 or 5 different feeds and have to sync the video to the recorded sound. I've tried the suggestions in previous topics such as renaming the file to the following format clip-2007-04-01 12;23;03.mov. This suggestion does not work for me and the playhead displays the date created not the information in the file name.

 

Anyone have any suggestions? Is this even possible? This is driving me crazy.

iMovie '11
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Dec 28, 2012 4:57 PM (in response to goohst8)

    That should work, but after renaming, you need to either reimport into a new event, or you could delete the Thumbnails, Cache, and Analysis folders in the existing event, and then restart iMovie.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 4:45 AM (in response to goohst8)

    Syntax is important. Check that the word clip is not capitalized. Check for no extra spaces. Only one space between the date and the time.

     

    Also, can you post a screen shot of the QuickTime INspector for this clip. Open the clip in QuickTime Player and click command-i to get the inspector window, and then command-shift-4 to get a screenshot. Drag your cursor to cover the inspector window.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 9:09 AM (in response to goohst8)

    I am stumped. It looks like you are doing everything right. But it sounds like everything is working except the time is off by 12 hours. If you skim to a clip shot on a different day, the date would change. Otherwise only the time changes.

     

    Here is a copy of one of my names that works.

    clip-1958-11-04 12;00;00.mov

     

    Here is a screen shot.

    Screen Shot 2012-12-29 at 12.05.20 PM.png

     

     

    My only other thought is to consider the country you are in.

    In the US that should work. If you have a different national language support on your Mac, the separator punctuation may be different.

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 10:01 AM (in response to AppleMan1958)

    AppleMan1958 wrote:

     

    I am stumped.…

    My only other thought is to consider the country you are in.

    In the US that should work. …

    5¢ from Europe here:

     

    a) I would NEVER consider to fumble a data-base app (=iMovie) by re-naming any content outside the app. iMovie offers an 'Adjust Clips Date & Time'-feature …

     

    adjust clip dt.jpg

     

    b) the problem occurs with 00:00 (just learned the phrase 'dark zero'  )

    from my European perspective - is this a 12 either? or, when is12am, resp. 12pm? and in computer/Unix logic: what (or when?) is the difference btw 12pm and zerozero?

     

    with my (German) local settings, I don't have any am or pm in the clips tag, nor in its real file name.

     

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    so, could be a simple translation error - from metric to am/pm, or from am/pm to 'computer-ish'/Unix

     

    summary: use the built-in Adjust feature

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)

    Karsten, the built-in adjust feature does not enable the correct timecode info at the VIEW/PLAYHEAD INFO feature. Rather it shows the file modified date. So the original poster needs this to work. I would agree with you that you do not change a filename once you have used it in a project, but there is no harm changing a filename before import.

  • Karsten Schlüter Level 7 Level 7 (29,465 points)
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    Dec 29, 2012 11:35 AM (in response to AppleMan1958)

    AppleMan1958 wrote:

     

    Karsten, the built-in adjust feature does not enable the correct timecode info at the VIEW/PLAYHEAD INFO feature. …

    message understood.

     

    I tried with my set-up: using the Adjust-feature results in an UNCHANGED file-name - but the playhead info shows the wanted, manipulated timestamp, so my assumption is, some 'innerts'/meta info gets changed. what effect the name-changing has on it, is a lil' beyond my endurance ..... afair, there are tools which allow a look inside a qt.file

     

    what I intended to say is: start with a simple 07:15 before daring dark-zero

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