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Question: Video clips black on import.

On import from SD card some clips appear normal, many are black. I can hear audio on the black clips. I can see the video when imported to Photos, or in Lightroom.

I have tried making a "new" movie... same results.

All clips from same SD card, same camera, same time period. AVCHD format.

imac20, Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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Nov 13, 2017 11:43 AM in response to jonboy62 In response to jonboy62

AVCHD sometimes creates issues when importing directly into iMovie.

Instead of importing directly into iMovie, try importing to your desktop using the Image Capture app on your Mac, then opening the movie in Quicktime Player, and then saving it. That should give you a .mov file that will import into iMovie.

-- Rich

Nov 13, 2017 11:43 AM

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Question: Video clips black on import.