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when I watch video clip in iMovie, it flashes green across

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when I watch video clip in iMovie, it flashes green across the video but fine when I play it back on my camera?
Do you have Perian installed?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I don't know what Perian is

It would be one of your System Preference icons.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I don't see it under system preferences. I upload movies all the time in iMovie and this has never happened until today

Ok. Please go to the Apple logo on the upper left of the screen, go to About This Mac (DO NOT Select More Info), and tell me the Version (under Mac OS X), the Processor and the Memory, it is all right there.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Version 10.6.8


Processor 2.3 GHz Intel Core i7


Memory 4GB 1333 MHz DDr3

I want you to check some things that may or may not be affecting the situation. It is posted as an Answer because of site rules but it is really just a diagnostic test. So please don't Rate to Finish just Reply to Expert when done.

Open Macintosh HD / Applications / Utilities and double click Disk Utility. Highlight your hard drive, usually Macintosh HD, and click on Verify Disk on the far right. If that is OK in green type, then click on Repair Permissions on the left.

Note: If Verify Disk is not OK try to Repair. If Repair is successful then Repair Permissions if it is not successful let me know.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It was not OK after verify disk so now I'm trying to repair. Says it will take 30 minutes. I will get back to you. Thank you.

ok then also tell me what version of iMovie
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It now says repair complete. version. 9.0.4

Ok and you imported the video the exact same way as before, and did not change the quality settings on the camera? The old imports play fine?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes. should I try to import a clip again?

Wait... first iMovie is at version 9.09 which may not be available in Snow Leopard. Go to the Apple Logo to Software Update and see if it shows an update for iMovie.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

It does not show an update for iMovie. What's interesting is in the Event Library in iMovie, there is now flashing white in all of the previous clips but if i move them up into the Project Library to incorporate into movie, it plays fine

Weird... delete one of the bad clips and try reimporting it.
Customer: replied 3 years ago. everything seems to be working fine! Thank you!!!

OK great!!!

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