Stop Automatic Scene Detection in iMovie 08?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by mikeyPotg, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. mikeyPotg macrumors 6502

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    Is there anyway to stop the automatic scene detection in iMovie 08? I imported an hour of footage from my HV20 last night in 24p mode, and it seemed to break at random points where I didn't stop the camera & there weren't any timecode breaks. It's annoying because I was recording speeches and some dances, and when iMovie made a "random" scene break, it cut off several frames, so it just looks choppy.
    I can add a subtle transition between the clips to smooth it out, but I'd MUCH rather have the full, unbroken scene.

    I've googled all I could to find the answer, but it only seems to be an option in iMovie 06 and below. I don't understand why they'd take the option out, but perhaps I'm missing something?
     
  2. bking1000 macrumors 6502a

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    Dec 29, 2007
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    Blast! I am certain there were some config options, but I no longer use a tape camera, so I don't have anything to hook up and check it out.

    I would've sworn there were options to set for scene detection that were pretty flexible. I don't think you could turn it off, but I thought you could broadly define them...

    Here's another idea -- use iMovie 06 OR use Quicktime. I have QT Pro, so I'm not sure if you can with the base product, but with QT Pro, there is no scene detection. Also, I think you have to manually start and stop the capture (so, hook up the camera, start the QT capture, then start the camera).
     

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