Still trying to solve choppy video from Pismo

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Kirkman, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. Kirkman macrumors member

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    I'm still seeking a solution to a problem I've been having with exporting DV movies from iMovie 3 to my Sony HandyCam TRV-280. When we try to export movies to the camera, the resulting video is very choppy and the audio frequently goes pretty badly out of sync.

    For the record, the Pismo is 500MHz with 768 megs of ram on OS X 10.3.9. I'm using the latest version of QuickTime, also.

    It's been suggested that I downgrade to iMovie 2.11, but I don't have a way to obtain that version since I have Panther, which includes iMovie 3. Apple doesn't have 2.11 available for download.

    So, my questions:

    * Does anyone know of a place where I can get iMovie 2.11?

    * Can anyone tell me if iMovie versions 5 or 6 are more stable/usable for a G3 Pismo Powerbook?

    Thanks for any help you can offer.
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    you probably need a faster, external hard drive. the problem is, the slow hard drive in your laptop can't keep up with the video so it drops frames, etc.

    or perhaps you processor can't keep up, but that's unlikely.
     
  3. Kirkman thread starter macrumors member

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    I am using an external LaCie FW drive. It seems pretty certain this is an iMovie 3 issue, not a hardware problem.

    Again, the questions I'm wondering about:

    * Does anyone know of a place where I can get iMovie 2.11?
    * Can anyone tell me if iMovie versions 5 or 6 are more stable/usable for a G3 Pismo Powerbook?

    --Josh
     
  4. Kirkman thread starter macrumors member

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