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switching from Final Cut Pro to iMovie mid-project

I have slightly less than two weeks to edit a video project. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I'm going to start editing on a MacBook with Final Cut Pro (in Location A) and then have to finish on an iMac with iMovie (in Location B). My Final Cut Pro clips should import to iMovie without any loss of quality, right? I assume yes, but I just need to double check so I'm not pulling my hair out in a week.
posted by roger ackroyd on Feb 17, 2016 - 2 answers

iMovie won't recognize my Aperture or iPhoto library

When I try to browse photos or videos from iPhoto or Aperture in iMovie I'm unable to do so. The libraries are greyed out. I've Googled and tried stuff to no avail. Help! [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Jan 5, 2016 - 6 answers

Massive time lapse project assembly on a Mac?

I've been shooting a long series of time lapse images at my job, where we're doing a massive tear down and build. The whole process will be roughly 7 weeks long total, for 8-10 hours a day, 5-7 days a week, one shot per minute for each of two cameras. Up until this point, I've been using iMovie to assemble the initial images in series, spitting video out and then loading it into the GoPro studio app and speeding it up 800-1000% (this will be used in a show and can't be longer than perhaps two minutes). [more inside]
posted by nevercalm on Sep 8, 2015 - 11 answers

I need to edit lot of videos quickly, how?

I have a lot of videos I need to preview, then trim based on the preview, possibly rotate, then save. What should I use? [more inside]
posted by devnull on Nov 19, 2014 - 5 answers

Mini movie

My sister's birthday is coming up and I want to ask her friends and other family to send me short videos of them saying happy birthday or whatever for me to compile into one full video to present to her on her birthday. What is the EASIEST way to go about this that a techophobe can handle? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Nov 9, 2013 - 5 answers

Putting Names to Faces for Future Generations

Suggestions for identifying people in home movies for future generations? [more inside]
posted by entropicamericana on Sep 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Missing iMovie

Last night, I exported a work-in-progress iMovie last night to show a friend. When I tried to edit it again, it said it couldn't find the source material, so I restarted iMovie. Now the project won't open. Where did it go? [more inside]
posted by this roof on Apr 26, 2012 - 9 answers

Dropbox it like it's Hot.

Can you import Dropbox files into iMovie? Going a little crazy here... [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Apr 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Animated birds over video? Help me amuse my tweet-heart

Valentine's Day video: I'm a really babe in the woods with video, but I'd like to make a loving video for my real babe in the woods, if you know what I'm saying. I'd like to add animated, circling, twittering birds, as an overlay to my video. You know, the kind cartoon characters see when the get hit on the head with a mallet or stove. [more inside]
posted by largecorp on Feb 10, 2012 - 4 answers

Simple video editing software to add text?

Can you recommend super simple, super cheap movie editing software that I can use to perform this single (seemingly elementary) task? [more inside]
posted by juliapangolin on Dec 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Help Me With iMovie 09

I need to do some slightly fancy audio swapping and synching in iMovie 09, but I'm inexperienced with the app. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Oct 28, 2011 - 3 answers

Video files are taking over my computer!

Massive video camera files...where to put them? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 20, 2011 - 20 answers

How to convert Sony .mpg files

What's the best method to convert a Sony Handycam .mpg to something that will play on an old Mac OS 10.4? [more inside]
posted by jabo on Aug 16, 2011 - 7 answers

What is the best export format for my situation using iMovie 9 (input is mainly AVCHD 1080/50i) ?

What is the best export format for my situation using iMovie 9 (input is mainly AVCHD 1080/50i)? I'd the like to save the finished product 1) In a future proof format so I can open/edit/convert for future uses. 2) On to an external HD attached to my XBox360 to play for now (I'm in UK so UK TV) [more inside]
posted by dougal365 on Jun 5, 2011 - 2 answers

Sony NEX VG10 suddently stopped talking to iMovie - any ideas?

Sony NEX VG10 camcorder. Mac Mini, 2010 version, iMovie 09. Previously, video would import effortlessly (also into my own copy of iMovie 11) but now the device doesn't show up at all when we click the magic iMovie import button. Any clues about changes, bugs, or configuration issues that may be causing it to not appear? (The camera *does* show up as a USB disk, but I don't want to much with the massive files it generates directly - it tells me that the USB interface and cable are okay, though).
posted by davemee on Jun 2, 2011 - 2 answers

How to make a small 720p movie?

I have edited my HD video in iMovie, and want to export it (as whatever file type) in 720p, but at a much smaller size than iMovie is putting out. Help me shrink this movie! [more inside]
posted by zardoz on May 23, 2011 - 6 answers

Looking for a mic to use when making iMovie videos

I am looking for a good quality, but not too expensive, external mic to use when recording videos using iMovie. [more inside]
posted by twiggy32 on Aug 7, 2010 - 7 answers

A picture in iMovie

How can I show a picture in iMovie for seven minutes and include a pre-recorded music track with it? [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Jul 9, 2010 - 8 answers

iMovie vs. Vegas Movie Studio...vs. [??]

NoviceVideoEditorFilter: iMovie vs. Vegas Movie Studio...vs. [??] [more inside]
posted by applemeat on Apr 2, 2010 - 5 answers

iMovie, you're dead to me.

I'm looking for good consumer-grade video editing software for the Mac that is not iMovie or Final Cut Express. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Mar 8, 2010 - 11 answers

How do I speed up a video inIMovie while playing music at regular speed?

How do you play video sped up in IMovie while playing a song at regular speed? [more inside]
posted by twiggy32 on Mar 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Shoot me, I'm making a silly video

Recording fun music videos - tools question. [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Jan 3, 2010 - 8 answers

Have I destroyed my masterpiece?

I just made an awesome 20 minute iMovie, then accidentally unplugged my mac while it was exporting. Now it seems to have dissapeared. It doesn't show up when i open iMovie and all i can find with my finder is a completely blank file with the name of the project. Will I have to spend another 30 minutes editing it together or can I retrieve it somehow?
posted by Andy Harwood on Dec 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Is there a free .3g2 converter out there?

Is there a free .3g2 converter for the mac out there? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on Dec 15, 2009 - 10 answers

I need to transcribe some stuff, get some audio from A to B

My library is doing oral histories with a Canon HD video camera, then migrating them into iMovie to eventually edit and burn to DVDs to store. I've been tasked with the tech-side of this, a job I'm woefully unqualified for. I need help converting iMovie files into some sort of audio format to transcribe them! [more inside]
posted by booknerd on Jul 23, 2009 - 8 answers

How can I stop iMovie from stretching out my iPhone videos?

How can I stop iMovie from stretching out my iPhone videos? [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on Jul 19, 2009 - 2 answers

Can I overlay CSV data onto a video?

I have a CSV file relating a measurement value with elapsed time. I'd like to overlay the changing measurement value over a video, using the time values in the CSV to sync the two. I have a MacBook, iMovie, and not much else. Is there a reasonably cheap or free way to do this?
posted by tirade on Jun 17, 2009 - 2 answers

Trying to import big file into iMovie

iMovie Question: I have a two-hour .avi movie file that I imported (File>Import>Movies), but for some reason it's only importing 19 minutes of it. I have the iLife 09 version of it. What am I doing wrong?
posted by Idiot Mittens on May 22, 2009 - 4 answers

How to reduce the filesize of iMovie exports.

What bit rate should I store (for general viewing) my iMovie videos at? [more inside]
posted by Glum on Mar 31, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me offload my movies offshore to DVDs

Hi everyone. I have a some of movie files that I'd like to transder to DVD. However... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 13, 2009 - 4 answers

Help iMovie import my files!

iMovie help! I've converted a VHS tape to digital format using EyeTV Plus on my iMac. I've followed the steps to convert the file to iMovie using the EyeTV program. This creates a iMovie project file and 22 5-minute clips in a .dv format. Problems arise when I open iMovie to start editing. [more inside]
posted by wsquared on Feb 9, 2009 - 1 answer

Make my home movies look less like bad kung fu

Why is iDVD ruining the audio of my home movies? [more inside]
posted by escabeche on Feb 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Can I import audio from YouTube clip into iMovie?

YouTube/iMovie: Is it possible to somehow take the audio from a clip found on YouTube and import it into iMovie? I don't want the video, just the audio. [more inside]
posted by HotToddy on Jan 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Vanishing iMovie Audio

My video project is due in 2 days, and out of nowhere, a bunch of my audio files in iMovie have become corrupt (I think). Is there any way to fix this, short of re-recording them? [more inside]
posted by rosken on Dec 2, 2008 - 8 answers

Efficient video editing workflow starting from a DVD.

How can my video editing workflow be more efficient and avoid time-consuming conversion between formats? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Nov 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Import VOB into iMovie

Wife's new Macbook: import VOB into iMovie? [more inside]
posted by jjsonp on Sep 13, 2008 - 10 answers

How to create movies to be played like youtube

How to create your own flash video player with videos? [more inside]
posted by thebwit on Sep 7, 2008 - 5 answers

How can I copy one project into another in iMovie 08?

How can I copy one project into another in iMovie 08? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 on Aug 23, 2008 - 1 answer

Connect Canon HG10 video to Mac os X

Mac osx/canon hg10 cannot get stills off camera. Video yes, stills no. We're supposed to have a baby any day now and this sucker ain't behaving (the camera-mac connection). I haven't had this kind of problem with a mac in 10 years. [more inside]
posted by willep on Jul 12, 2008 - 4 answers

Need help with an old-ish iMac and iMovie

Help me with my outdated iMac and editing HD digital video - it doesn't recognize HD, so what do I need to do? [more inside]
posted by Nick Verstayne on Jun 21, 2008 - 10 answers

make my pixels look good!

I'm burning video to be played on a standalone LCD HDTV/DVD player. The video seems to be recorded at 720x480 pixel resolution at 24fps. what resolution should I set it to to look best on my 720p HDTV? [more inside]
posted by garethspor on Mar 19, 2008 - 9 answers

iMovie glitch - why won't the video play?

I am trying to make a short video clip using iMovie '08. When I play it, it looks great. When I export it, it acts completely differently. [more inside]
posted by marylynn on Mar 18, 2008 - 4 answers

All together now

How can I stitch some video files together? [more inside]
posted by rtha on Mar 8, 2008 - 5 answers

iMovie editing question

iMovie help! Crunch project and I did RTFM but am confused . . . [more inside]
posted by donovan on Mar 6, 2008 - 3 answers

HD Camcorder importing problems on a Mac

I just bought a Canon HV-10 HD camcorder, but importing it into my new iMac is painfully slow. Is it the camcorder, or the computer, or iMovie? [more inside]
posted by burhan on Jan 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Why is iMovie running slow on my high-end iMac?

I'm the proud owner of a new Intel iMac, a 2.4 Ghz with 2 gigs of RAM, and I'm having a dickens of a time trying to edit my 26 minute wedding video in iMovie '08--namely it's as slow as the molasses in January. I'm not making a feature film here...what gives? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Nov 22, 2007 - 6 answers

USB High Definiton Webcam: How to record?

How do I record high definition (HD) video at at least 24 fps using a webcam? [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch on Aug 17, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me make a slideshow

As the resident "hey, he's pretty good with computers" guy, I've been entrusted to create a slideshow for an end-of-the-year banquet. I need to find a program that will allow me to do this as easily as possible. I also need suggestions for programs or a workflow or both to take this slideshow and put it onto 200 DVD's, for all attending to take home a copy. I have an iBook G4, running the latest version of OSX. [more inside]
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew on May 1, 2007 - 11 answers

Stop photos from changing colour in iMovie

Problem in iMovie: When I select an imported photo and click on "Show Photo Settings", i.e. to apply the Ken Burns effect, my photo changes colours to reds and oranges. It changes back if I click "Hide Photo Options". Does anyone know how to fix this? [more inside]
posted by The Coach LD on Apr 30, 2007 - 4 answers

Fraps is giving me craps!

How can I edit Fraps AVIs from my windows machine on my Macbook (iMovie)? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Mar 4, 2007 - 5 answers

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