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iMovie Trouble

Postby PhoenixTalon » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:53 pm

I'm very new to making any kind of vids and I need a little help. I followed this guy's tutorial http://www.animemusicvideos.org/guides/ ... orial.html and it was really helpful except when I imported into iMovie, I can't see my clips. They're all black--no visual whatsoever. Can someone tell me what I did wrong or help me to do it right?
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Re: iMovie Trouble

Postby Athena » Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:58 pm

Codec/Container?
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Re: iMovie Trouble

Postby PhoenixTalon » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:24 pm

Uh...what's that mean? ^_^;;
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Re: iMovie Trouble

Postby Athena » Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:44 pm

A codec is how the file is compressed. XviD, DivX, H264 are all codecs. Containers are what the video is stored in. Avi, mov, mp4 are containers.
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Re: iMovie Trouble

Postby PhoenixTalon » Fri Jun 26, 2009 1:18 am

Oh, ok. I used DivX and mov like the tutorial said.
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Re: iMovie Trouble

Postby Athena » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:23 am

Old tutorial is ooooooold.

Are you using iMovie 08 or 06? I have to investigate further on 06, but on 08 many codecs are no go. I found that h264 at 100% quality in an mp4 container works just fine. Are you on an intel or PPC? Because you should no longer use that tutorial's methodology. It is not longer accurate. Rather, read the stickies at the top of this forum.
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Re: iMovie Trouble

Postby Athena » Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:15 am

See the tutorial at the top of this forum. I did it for you. :|
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Re: iMovie Trouble

Postby PhoenixTalon » Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:32 pm

Thanks, you rock. :D
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Re: iMovie Trouble

Postby Athena » Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:14 am

Give me an update if you run into trouble (or even if you don't). Actually, knowing if the process goes smoothly for you would be pretty valuable.
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