iMovie HD: Loss of audio in timeline editing

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by robemich, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. robemich macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Working on some old footage of a wedding. The footage was imported using MiniDV passthrough using a VHS VCR. When I preview the clips (in the clip organizer on the right pane) that were created, I hear audio. But when I drag clips to the timeline to start editing them, I no longer hear the audio. I can drag the clip back to the clip organizer on the right pane, and I get the audio back.

    Any ideas on what is going on here? I have made sure all the volume levels are correct, and I can not find any setting that is stopping me from here audio in the timeline. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx.

  2. robemich thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2007
    Work-Around Found

    I found that if I extract the audio from each clip, then I can hear the audio in the timeline.

    What a pain! Has anyone experienced this before?

  3. bacher22 macrumors newbie

    Nov 17, 2007
    video type

    Hey, not sure if you still need help with this subject, but I recently had the same problem and found out that it was because of my "video type" when I first started the project. It was set to "dv" instead of mp4 or some other. When I changed it back it worked. Don't know if this helps, but good luck!
  4. zioxide macrumors 603


    Dec 11, 2006

    See the column of 3 checkboxes on the bottom right?

    Make sure they're all checked. They control audio playback for each track.

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