1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 6, 2013 9:45 AM by Erik J Lundeen
Erik J Lundeen Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

I am trying to import a video to do a couple really quick edits (I just need to trim a few seconds off each end and would like to use a fade in/out transition at the beginning and end), but when I import the video, it doesn't work. I can hear the audio playing, but I only see a static frame shot for the video. Nothing ever changes/moves.

 

First I imported it as a .mov file, but then I read somewhere that .mov doesn't play nice with iMovie. So I converted it to an mp4 movie file. I can watch both (undedited) versions in Quicktime without any issues, so I don't believe there is anything wrong with the original file or the conversion.

 

Any ideas of what I am doing wrong?


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.3)
  • Erik J Lundeen Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    One thing I forgot to mention: The original video was shot on my Nikon D7000 in HD and was imported into Lightroom for a couple quick color corrections. Then it was exported from Lightroom. The exported/edited video plays perfectly in Quicktime. So there is some sort of breakdown between in iMovie's capability to import the video.