Need help with mini dv and imovie asap!

jordan williams

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Mar 9, 2012
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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.
 

cgbier

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Jun 6, 2011
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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.
 

arjen92

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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.
 

Dave Braine

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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.
 

jordan williams

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Mar 9, 2012
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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.
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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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.
fcp crashes when i try to capture :/