I found an article that looks like it applied to your situation:
iMovie '11: Synchronize video clips with background music using “Snap to Beats”
According to the article, the “Snap to Beats” feature applies only when beat markers are added to a background music track following the steps described in the article:
To synchronize using “Snap to Beats”:
- Create a new project.
- Add a background music track to the project.The colored well that represents the track starts out as a small square, but it grows as you add video clips to it.
- Add beat markers to the background track.
- Add video clips to the project.The clips are automatically added at beat markers, starting from the beginning of the music track.
Since the article cautions that the feature only works when following those steps, I'd start from the beginning and see if it works.
Hope that helps,
Here you go Karsten -
It was a shock to me too, until I googled Community Specialists a few days ago and came across the post I've linked to.
Thanks for trying to help. I had seen this before but thought there must be a way to snap music to beats anywhere in a movie - why wouldn't there be?
Am I alone making movies that are more than one song long? I really don't think so. I will have to attempt to manually move every single clip to align with my beat markers, really time consuming.