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Problem importing videos into iMovie
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May 10, 2012, 10:39 AM
Hi there,

I have a 2 part question.

First off I get an error when importing from my Sony HD camcorder which I never did before. Sometimes the solution is just to archive and then import from archive file. However I am unable to do a simple import like before.

Another thing is that some videos I import in AVI format show up without sound in iMovie. Also there are some MP4 videos I am unable to import. It shows the progress bar and then the event just shows blank when it's done.

Any suggestions?
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May 10, 2012, 01:09 PM
Not too surprising. iMovie isn't really designed to handle external formats that well.

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May 10, 2012, 01:22 PM
But it's om MP4 it should work? I import shorter MP4 clips all the time and it works. Is final cut pro x easy to learn?
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May 10, 2012, 03:58 PM
What kind of mp4 videos?

Just having a .mp4 ending on the filename doesn't mean anything; the file is just a container that can contain any sort of munged and fumbled hack video/audio codec combination.
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