Need help with mini dv and imovie asap!

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by jordan williams, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. jordan williams macrumors newbie

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    I've been using my sony vx2100 and other little sony handy cam to capture footage into imovie11. but recently, when i import, it goes into one big clip instead of separating them. since it makes it one big clip, its a hassle to edit :/
    any advice to fix or any other programs i could use?
    thanks.
     
  2. cgbier macrumors 6502a

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    The gold, old SD DV doesn't split your footage into clips on capture.

    In FCP you could run the Start/Stop detection and create sub clips.
     
  3. arjen92 macrumors 65816

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    Did you try to see whether there's an option in iMovie preferences.

    Perhaps it's a setting on your camcorder. Try an old DV tape that did split up and see whether iMovie still doesn't split up. If it doesn't, there's a problem with iMovie, else it's with your camcorder.
     
  4. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    My iMovie11 splits my DV imports into separate clips based on the start/stop points on the tape.

    What's the problem with a single long clip? Just select the bits that you want and drag into a Project.
     
  5. jordan williams thread starter macrumors newbie

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    theres no problem with that. but for some of the clips i want to edit in after effects. its annoying having to go through 20 minutes of footage just to edit like a 3 second clip in after effects

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    fcp crashes when i try to capture :/
     

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