iMovie importing without clip breaks

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by slackersonly, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. slackersonly macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2006
    I am SURE that this is covered somewhere but after 5 searches without luck, I am going with a post.

    What determines whether iMovie creates new clips on recording stops when importing.

    When I import from my camcorder, iMovie creates a new clip each time it hits where I stopped/restarted the filming. Perfect.

    When my broghter imports from his camcorder, iMovie doesnt catch those stop/restarts and just creates one big clip. This make for some difficult editing.

    Is this an iMovie issue? Is this a specific camcorder issue? Any solutions?
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2007
    I have a feeling that this is a camcorder issue. I'm sure that with certain camcorder brands, the start/stop is marked somehow, and it is able to send a signal that this is a new clip to iMovie. I imagine it is a built-in feature.

    I'm not an expert, so if i'm completely wrong, some of these very knowledgable people will probably correct me.



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