iMovie sharing problems

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  1. rcs

    rcs Member

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    Hi--
    I just finished editing some home movies
    with iMovie. When it came for me to
    share, I used the share command
    and picked expert/to Toast Video CD.
    This generated an MPEG file. When
    I viewed it, I noticed that some (not
    all) of the audio was missing. The video
    was ok. About 5 seconds into the movie,
    the audio dropped. Noticed too that sometimes
    it was the audio from the original clip
    that was lost. At other times, it was the
    audio imported from iTunes.

    Is there a way to solve this problem?

    Here's a breakdown of what I did:
    1) imported MPEG-4 clips from
    Sanyo xActi filmless camcorder
    2) added iMovie effects and transition,
    pruned clips etc.
    3) imported background music from
    my iTunes library
    4) adjusted volumes from original
    clips track or from iTunes import track
    as needed. cut some iTunes clips, extracted
    some audio from original clips.
    5) Saved project.
    6) Shared.

    Any tips?

    Salamat.
     
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    bagwis Active Member

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    What would you like to do with the movie you just edited?

    Burn on DVD, VCD, share through a website, etc?

    Which iMovie version are you using?
     
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    Hi there... I have heard of so many unsatisfactory result of directly exporting/sharing iMovie projects to TOAST directly from iMovie (==>SHARE..EXPERT SETTING) menu... which leads me to
    try another approach.

    Here is a glitch-free technic that i have tried and worked for me repeatedly.

    1) Import Clips and Edit your movie on iMovie
    2) Save your project.
    3) Launch Toast (i'm using Toast 6) [insert blank CD/DVD]
    4) Select VIDEO Tab
    5) Click ADD .. Browse and Select the .mov file of your project.
    6) Hit Record.

    Note:
    My VCD setting are always set to :
    * VCD (not super vcd)
    * PAL (Haven't tried NTSC)
    * Quality: Standard
    * Add Orig Photos & Create VCD Men are UNTICKED.

    Marlon

    [Edited on 5-19-2004 by McArenas]
     
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    Hi

    I want to burn them to VCDs
    using the latest iMovie version (4+)

    rcs

     
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    Sounds good-- lemme try it tonight.
    The .mov file is automatically
    generated by iMovie and placed in
    the project folder right?
    Thanks!

    why don't you use svcd?

    rcs

     
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    YES.

    Tried selecting SVCD once, using this approach, but the rendered video is very poor (pixelated).
     
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    that audio glitch was worse with iMovie 3, and read somewhere it might rear its ugly head with iMovie 4. if the above suggestions don't work, another thing you could try is "extract audio" for all your clips once you have finished editing, and then burn the VCD in Toast. It worked for me.

    Caution: do this only when you are sure you won't do anymore major editing, or copy the project and extract audio on the copy, preserving the original for future edits.
     
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    do the audio tracks on the imovie project work ok?
    had a problem with imovie 4 just recently. the scrubbed audio tracks would stop playing after about 5 seconds.

    realized later that if i cut out the beginning or even the end, and then emptied trash, the files wouldn't play. seems like there's a rendering problem with the audio if you do this. what worked for me was scrubbing the audio but not emptying the trash. then exporting to QT or iDVd.
     
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    Tried your suggestion using the
    automatically generated. mov file.

    Burned 2: 1) VCD and 2) SVCD (both NTSC)
    Then viewed both on Akira and Pioneer players.

    SVCD seems to have better color density.
    The sound is all there = )
    but there's a slight lag in the sync
    of the film clip audio-- won't
    obsess on this right now-- but
    will try not to crop any audio next
    time around and see what happens.
    Am just happy to have the sound.

    Thanks for pointing out the .mov file--
    it works better than any "share file"
    from iMovie.

    rcs

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    My pleasure... :beer:;)
     

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