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iMovie, an Apple Inc licensed product is a video editing software application for the Macintosh Personal computers (Mac), iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod touch. iMovie imports video recordings and photo files from digital video cameras and hard drives to the Mac using either the FireWire interface or the computer's USB port. Often when making a iMovie, a person may run into issues and need questions answered. It may not be an enjoyable experience if there are various unanswered questions that arise during the movie making process. Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions related to iMovie issues that are answered by the Experts.
If an iMovie 11 crashes on start up, how can someone uninstall iMovie?
An iMovie does not get completely uninstalled by just discarding the application. There are other applications available to uninstall the same. Applications such as AppCleaner or AppDelete, may be used to uninstall iMovie since they gets rid of all the files associated with iMovie, along with iMovie. ILife disk or Mac OSx Application DVD will need to be used to reinstall iMovie.
How can the resolution of photos be retained while transferring photographs from an iPhoto to an iMovie HD6.0 to create a slideshow?
iMovie HD converts a photograph’s (image) resolution to a screen resolution when a image is added to iMovie. Adjusting the screen resolution and/ or the video settings may help retain the original image resolution.
How can multiple iMovie projects be merged into one along with their respective sound tracks?
To merge multiple iMovie projects into a single one, an individual may import each project into a new project, mark the chapters and share it on an
. Alternatively, on each iMovie project the individual may use the Share/ Export Movie option, choose Large and save each of them with different names. iMovie will not be necessary if each project is dragged and dropped into a new iDVD project.
If a user repeatedly receives "iMovie quit unexpectedly" error message while using the application, what would need to be done to correct this error message?
When the user repeatedly gets the message "iMovie quit unexpectedly", the user needs to move com.apple.imovie.plist and anything that has iMovie in its name, to trash. It is located in Macintosh HD / Users / yourusername / Library / Preferences. To reinstall, the user needs to import the iMovie all over again.
How to retain the complete picture in an iMovie?
To retain the complete picture while using an iMovie, select the picture/ photograph; click on the window menu, select the ‘Cropping, Ken Burns and Rotation’ option. In that option, click ‘Fit’ button and then click ‘Done’.
What causes bad thumbnails on iMovie and how can this be fixed?
During the process of importing movies, iMovie can get jumbled up and hence result in bad thumbnails. These bad thumbnails need to be deleted, so that iMovie creates new thumbnails. The below procedure needs to be followed to delete the old thumbnails: The user needs to Launch iMovie, in the ‘event browser’ option, click on all the bad thumbnails holding the control key. Then, select ‘Reveal in Finder’ that will take the user to ‘iMovie Thumbnails’. The user needs to move all the bad Thumbnails from the Thumbnails folder to trash. New thumbnails in place of the old bad ones will be created when the iMovie is restarted. Creating movies in iMovie can be a creative way to hold onto memories, make home movies, as well as share a piece of information with the world. However, with all technology, issues can arise, and questions may need answered. Many times its best to contact an Expert to help get the issues resolved and the project back on track.
Recent iMovie Questions
I'm making an iMovie from a bunch of video clips sent from
I'm making an iMovie from a bunch of video clips sent from family members. There are two clips from one girl that once imported into iMovie have no video. In other words, the audio is there but the picture is just a constant thumbnail from the clip. What is causing this and what can I do to get the video to play? The same girl sent me 10 clips and it's only these two that won't work.
Hi, Im on iMovie version 9 in iLife 11. Two questions. 1)
I'm on iMovie version 9 in iLife '11. Two questions.
1) I have my events on external drives, so there are many movie files listed under events that were imported for other projects but i don't need for the current project. Are they slowing down the system at all? Can they just stay there? It wouldn't make much sense to have to start removing events all the time that don't apply to the movie being edited at the moment. Also, if taking them off helps speed up the software or the export, how do i remove them without deleting them?
2) Sometimes i have successfully output 1080p programs of 20+ minutes and even i think a 40+ minute show. Right now, however, i have a 22 minute piece which will not even export in mobile let alone anything larger. I tried exporting to iTunes to start investigating and that doesn't complete either. Usual message is "not enough room in heap zone." I've resolved this before, but not succeeding right now and it's for work. I know most all of the issues, what to do, what works sometimes to get it going, etc. This is why i wanted to check out if too many events can be a problem since they are on the connected drive and are listed in iMovie events--though i do not need them for this edit.
I quit all programs, checked weird character in film title, turned computer off and on, cleaned desktop, moved all other projects out of iMovie, deleted iApp and iMovie files and emptied the trash. I understand sometimes there is a corrupted file (that's not happening here cause it's never that, always the software), or some titles can cause the problem or very short edits, or it's because iMovie is 32-bit. Maybe, but a couple weeks ago i put my 135 minute 1080p with tons of titling, tiny edits, etc. into three parts when it wouldn't export and that very simply resolved it. I don't want to have to export a 22 minute piece without the titles, then re-import it, add titles, and see if that works for some reason. Don't know if you lose quality doing that, but this is crazy. Any thoughts? Sorry it took so long to explain.
I am using iMovie 11 Version 9.0.4 (1634) to cut the trailer
I am using iMovie '11 Version 9.0.4 (1634) to cut the trailer to the film I just sold the worldwide rights to. The "Required Deliverables" in the contract stipulate that the trailer be output at 1920X1080 HD - ideally, an uncompressed or ProRes422 QuickTime MOV file with the audio at a minimum of 16 bits (32 better) and at 48kHz. I see no way to control the settings and wish to know A) If I can control settings to produce these specs in my exported file and if not can achieve anything like this at all; B) What are the best audio and visual specs that I can achieve and how to do that. Control-wise, I just started a New Project and it's giving me the option for wide screen (16:9), which I'm setting to 24 fps, as the film was shot on 35mm. Please advise, thanks! Alexandra
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