imovie 11 - decimal time format

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  1. Joshsand macrumors newbie

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    Older versions of iMovie had a preference setting to set to HH:MIN:Secs
    Now I find the time line is showing MINUTES and DECIMAL minutes. i.e 3.9m.
    This is counter to all video players and Youtube which display time in Min:sec.
    Does anyone know how to change the timeline to MIN:SEC. Thanks.
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    See iMovie Preferences>General and tick the "Display time as HH:MM:SS:Frames" option.
     
  3. Joshsand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sadly that is my point.
    There is NO preferences to Change time in iMovie 11.
     
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    From my research and asking the same question over on the Apple Forums, it seems that it can not be done in the most recent version of iMovie.
     
  5. Joshsand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for a definitive answer to this puzzle.
    As Apple seems to be dumbing down these programs so that morons like me can use them then they need to realise that we morons can only work in systems of measurement we are used to. Hours / Minutes / Seconds.
    I notice the length of the movie is in H:M:S.
    So to the iMovie measurement on the iPad.
    Perhaps the Apple Engineer who designed this mistake is actually a vampire still living since the French Revolution and their experiment with decimal time.
    Ah well back to iMovie previous version. Rats!
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Yes there is:

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    If you don't have this, you don't have iMovie 11(which is iMovie v9)
     
  7. Joshsand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    O my giddy aunt your right.
    Its even more confusing.
    I have iMovie 10 ver 10.0.5 which comes 3 years AFTER iMovie '11 which is ver 9 as you say.
    I looked it up on Google.
    Now all is clearer.
    I wonder if the latest ver 10.0.6 which ONLY runs on Yosemite has the H:M:S option restored.
     
  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Don't know I'm afraid. It's strange that it's like that, when it gives the length of a Project in H:M:S.

    Which version of OS X are you using, and did you buy your Mac with that version, or have you upgraded to that version of OS X from one where you had the previous iMovie?
     
  9. Joshsand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This ver iMovie 10 10.0.5 came with my new iMac - Mavericks.
    But I had the iMovie 11 put back on again as it referenced all my previous work i had done on the previous iMac running Mountain Lion.
    For some reason Apple does not readily support its older created files.
    I have had to reload several ver of Pages in order to read older files too.
     
  10. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    So, as a last resort, you could still use that?
     
  11. Joshsand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think I may have too. Till Apple sorts out this nonsense, if they do that is.
    Sigh ..... are they losing the plot?
     
  12. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    I still prefer iMovie11 at the moment. For things like being able to add Chapter Markers and Share to iDVD.

    Going from iMovie11 to iMovie v10(the latest) was like going from iMovie6HD to iMovie8, a retrograde step. Apple didn't get back to something as good as iMovie6 until iMovie11.
     
  13. Joshsand thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes agreed.
    I still use iDVD a lot. I have elderly friends who can just manage to play DVD's.
    I have dire feelings about the new 'photos' app too.
     

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