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Daniel
Daniel, Mac Genius
Category: Mac
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Experience:  Apple certified on desktop and portable, help desk qualified. Have owned and used Macs since 1989.
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HI THERE- I AM HAVING AN ISSUE IN IMOVIE- I WILL DRAG A VIDEO

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HI THERE- I AM HAVING AN ISSUE IN IMOVIE- I WILL DRAG A VIDEO CLIP INTO MY PROJECT AND THEN AS I AM WORKING ON OTHER THINGS, IT WILL CHANGE THE DURATION OF THE CLIP ON ITS OWN
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Daniel replied 5 years ago.
Hello, my name is Dan.
I will do my best to help you, the only stupid question is the unasked one.
First, turn off the caps, it makes it hard to read.
Secondly, most likely what you need is some maintenance.
Start with repairing the permissions, then do a pram reset. This might clear the problem up.

Repairing Permissions

To do a PRAM reset, you need to restart your machine and hold down these 4 keys.

‘Option’, ‘Command (Cloverleaf or Apple)’, ‘R’ and 'P'.

Keep them down until you hear 4 startup chimes.

If you have a wireless keyboard then the procedure is a little bit different.

Use the very same keys but wait until the first chime and immediately press and hold those keys. I recommend getting your fingers ready because timing is critical.

This resets all of the system buses on your computer, USB, FireWire, display, ethernet and your keyboard/mouse/trackpad.

This will correct many faults but not necessarily yours.

Try that and let me know.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Ok- Here is a problem- I can not even get into Disk Utility because I can not remember the password! Agh ANy thoughts on how to deal with that?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Hi Dan-
I did the restart and the Pram reset- THough I am not sure that it actually occurred- However I do not understand what this has to do with I Movie???
Ellen
Expert:  Daniel replied 5 years ago.
It is a basic reset for the pram, it holds common everyday settings.
Do you have the installation disks? Those will make the password problem easy to fix, without it gets much more difficult.