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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
What bit rate should I store (for general viewing) my iMovie videos at? [more inside]
posted by Glum
on Mar 31, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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.
posted by marylynn
on Mar 18, 2008 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
How do I transfer correctly my 16:9 video from my Sony camera to my computer using iMovie HD? [more inside]
posted by panzerboy
on Jan 28, 2007 -
Got a new Macbook Pro. AVI files now show up as a white screen when imported into iMovie. I think that some codec is missing. I am not sure which one it is and would like a reputable source to download from. Any idea how to correct this?
posted by bkeene12
on Jan 20, 2007 -
Does anyone know anything about iMovie 3? I've just finished creating a project, and when I play through in iMovie it seems fine. However, when I export it, it's like the volume settings are completely ignored. Music that I set at 10% is actually playing at 100% and is overwhelming the dialogue. There doesn't seem to be anything in iMovie's documentation about this, so I'm stumped. What am I doing wrong?
posted by shawnj
on Jan 14, 2007 -
I was cranking out the family christmas email, complete with links to crappy home movies, and I can't get my last little clip made in Imovie. Specifically, Imovie won't let me insert transitions. Regardless of the length of the clips I'm transitioning, the "add" button is all greyed out.
Oh, and Merry Christmas!
posted by craniac
on Dec 24, 2006 -