Problem with importing video from Camera into Imovie...help please

storypoint

macrumors newbie
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Aug 29, 2012
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Hello, new user here. I have been having a problem that I cannot figure out. I import video from a Sony HC-7 into imovie (latest version) using the standard import function via firewire. For some reason, the import is fine for most of the time and then plays back as double time. Tried using new tapes and it continues. There seems to be no "pattern" so I am stuck. Anybody deal with this before or have any suggestions for what is happening? Thank you.
 

daybreak

macrumors 6502a
Sep 4, 2009
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Thanks for that. O.K. two ways of doing this. Using iMovie11.
I guess your footage is in the event and Project?. I guess it plays double in your project.
Play as normal and soon as it plays double....Stop....Go to Event and find that clip which kicks starts your double trouble.
Remove clip from Event and Project section.
I guess the import material is from one camera captured?
Are you storing the material on your main Hard drive?
How far in when you play those the trouble start? Is there title or any other effect on the clip it starts?
 

Dave Braine

macrumors 68040
Mar 19, 2008
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Warrington, UK
My miniDV camcorder can record at Standard or Long Play. Has all the footage been recorded at the same speed?

Another iMovie work around is that you can slow down the playback. Double click on a clip in a Project to open up the Inspector and try adjusting the speed.
 

daybreak

macrumors 6502a
Sep 4, 2009
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At present Dave we have little information. Reading from the post his trouble is when he plays the footage in iMovie?.