Need help with mini dv and imovie asap!

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

  1. jordan williams macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2012
    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?
  2. cgbier macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2011
    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


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    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

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    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

    Mar 9, 2012
    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


    fcp crashes when i try to capture :/

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