iMovie playing audio only, no video

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by kdrose, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 11, 2012
    Hi, I am making a short video on iMovie. One of my clips was initially in .avi which I converted to .mov using Perian. I can now see the clip in quicktime, but when I import it into iMovie to edit, I can only hear the audio, and cannot see the video. Any helpful ideas on how to fix this?
  2. macrumors 68030

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
  3. macrumors newbie

    Dec 12, 2012
    AIC video showing up black in iMovieHD

    We've got the same problem.
    We're using iMovie HD on MBP with OSX 10.6.8 to edit HD footage. The project was started on another computer using the same version of iMovie (5.0.2). On the new computer, all clips show up as black, but the audio works. The footage is full HD in .mov format at 29.97fps. The clips play fine in Quicktime, but the video doesn't show up in iMovie!

    We tried importing a new .mov into the project, and the same thing happened - we hear audio but the picture is black. This clip also plays fine in QT.

    The codec is already Apple Intermediate Codec(AIC). Are there different versions of this codec that are incompatible with each other?

    Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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