iMovie HD alternative?

Fried Chicken

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Jun 11, 2011
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No, this isn’t an old thread from 2006 being re-hashed.
It’s 2020, but I still love iMovie HD, and want to keep using it. It can still be used with a couple hacks.

Even so, I’m beginning to realize this isn’t the best option. Is there a good alternative video player on the mac that I can use to not just make new videos, but also import and save all my old iMovie projects (some dating back quite far).

I love the interface of iMovie HD, and I really don’t care for bells and whistles.
 

Rydawg96

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Aug 7, 2018
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Have you tried the newest iMovie yet? Not sure if you can import old projects, but DV video still works after all these years.
 

dandeco

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Dec 5, 2008
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Brockton, MA
Have you tried the newest iMovie yet? Not sure if you can import old projects, but DV video still works after all these years.
Yes, though I find on MacOS 10.15 Catalina, when importing DV into iMovie, Final Cut Pro X or QuickTime, you should start playback on the DV device before opening the capture/import window or whatever; otherwise the sound will not work. But at least it's good to know it's still doable, particularly once I begin working on converting more older home movie tapes to DVD/digital files for relatives and friends.