iMovie Import is WAY TOO FAST

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by DaveStoke, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. DaveStoke macrumors newbie

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    I am importing video from a DV (Sony DCR-HC96) straight into iMovie. The transition is smooth and recorders plays in normal time. During transition, the video appears in normal speed.

    However, when the import is completed -- and I try and PLAY the video on my Mac (MacBook Pro), the speed of the movie is SCREAMING FAST (16x-20x too fast.)

    Anybody feeling smart about this?
     
  2. captaineo macrumors newbie

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    LP importing to iMovie problems

    I'm having the same problem. I'm using iMovie 7.1.4 and iMovie HD and my camcorder is a Samsung SC-D365 NTSC. It works fine on videos in SP, but when I do this LP one, it plays back really fast. I can't find any preferences in iMovie or on my camera that fixes this.
     
  3. Kitten08 macrumors newbie

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    not the first time, but it's a random occurrence

    Grrrr - I'm having the same problem. When it's happened before I assumed it was a bad tape (miniDV), but the footage I'm working with today is too important to give up so easily. I'm importing the tape from a Canon Gl-1 via firewire to a MacBk Pro (Intel). I tried importing into iMovie 06 first, then iMovie HD. Before I imported into the HD version I pretty much emptied my computer to free up 91GB, but it still played super fast/garbled audio after import. The video plays fine on the camera & looks fine during import. I did notice this time that the time code jumped around during import--it wasn't a steady count, sometimes it would seem to pause, then jump forward a few seconds. Does anybody have a suggestion on what I could try now?
     
  4. captaineo macrumors newbie

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    Workaround

    From all my research on this, most video editing programs cannot import LP video. The workaround I'm going to do is transfer the miniDV onto a DVD recorder. Then import that into iMovie.

    I wish there was an easier way, but I don't think there is.
     

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