iMovie importing help

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LordCanti, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. LordCanti macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2006
    When I import clips from my camera to iMovie it only imports about 5 secondes and then stops. This is really annoying. Every 5 secondes it make a new scene and then stops.:confused:

    I'm using a JVC Mini DV (GR-D350U)
  2. teckisnow macrumors newbie

    Aug 20, 2006
    have you checked imovie preferences?

    have u checked he imovie preferences? under the import tab, try disabling the "start a new clip at each scene break" option and make sure the limit scene length to X minutes is disabled.
    if that fails check your recording, see whether there are "timecode breaks" in between clips. since you say it has ben happening every 5 seconds, try and pop in a tape head cleaner, as sometimes the timecode reader in the camera is faulty. is there a way to try your camera or someone else's machine? try it and seee whether problems follows you, if it does than the problem is in the camera and a good and through cleaning would solve the problem.
    else the mac andyour cam ain't communicating properly

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