Missing import files in iMovie

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by maclolo, Jul 19, 2008.

  1. maclolo macrumors newbie

    Jul 17, 2008
    Using iMovie, I imported 15 minutes length of video from HANDYCAM SONY HDR-SR11 (Hard Disc type), everything looks good as the indicator also saying something like "completed importing 15 minutes of video". However the clip was not even created on the Event. I also tried to do the same for 1 Hour video , ended up the same.

    I click on the Event and It says 'No matching video. Choose a different option from the Show pop-up menu at the lower left corner'. I chosed different option but still can not see the clips with any options at all.

    The facts :
    1. I have no issue with importing shorter clips ( eg : 5 minutes )
    2. The disc space is totally enough.
    3. Importing from my old handycam canon ( MiniDV type ) has no issue at all.

    Any idea ?
  2. imapfsr macrumors regular


    Feb 14, 2008
    Victoria, B.C.
    Try creating a 'test' user account and log out of your account. Re-sign in under the test account and open imovie. Surprise.....it works.
    No other fix found yet as far as I know.
  3. madog macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2004
    Korova Milkbar
    Recording in HD?

    Also depends on what version of iMovie and what kind of processor you have, but hopefully this helps:


    These are the shooting modes on the HDR-SR11:

    High Definition:
    HD FH (16Mbps) AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264) 1920 x 1080/50i
    HD HQ (9Mbps) AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264) 1440 x 1080/50i
    HD SP (7Mbps) AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264) 1440 x 1080/50i
    HD LP (5Mbps) AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264) 1440 x 1080/50i

    Standard Definition:
    SD HQ (13Mbps) MPEG-2 29.97 fps 720 x 480 (anamorphic 16:9) and 640 x 480 (4:3)
    SD SP (10.44Mbps) MPEG-2 29.97 fps 720 x 480 (anamorphic 16:9) and 640 x 480 (4:3)
    SD LP (7.5Mbps) MPEG-2 29.97 fps 720 x 480 (anamorphic 16:9) and 640 x 480 (4:3)

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