[MacDV] Problem exporting to tape--iMovie4

John Collins johnccollins at comcast.net
Thu Sep 16 11:04:35 PDT 2004

Karl & Bernard--thanks for your responses-- now there are 3 of us with 
similar problems exporting the finished iMovie back to tape. It sounds 
like our problems are similar but different.

My end product as I export to tape looks like a jigsaw puzzle for a 6 
year-old--that is, big chunks that have interlocking edges(as seen in 
the LCD). When I actually play that tape back it almost looks OK but it 
isn't. It shifts and shimmys as it plays.

In watching this list and studying video--I hear references to 
"stuttering" and drop-outs, but I am not sure what these really look 
like. Is that what I have? The problem has to be in the computer--tho 
everything seems OK.

Are there any suggestions of what I could try in respect to the 

John in Tucson

On Sep 15, 2004, at 4:09 AM, Bernard Munter wrote:

> On 15/9/2004 0909, "John Collins" <johnccollins at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Hi--
>> I am using iMovie4 on a G4/D800 with 1.5 Gb. The problem comes when I
>> try to export the finished movie back to tape. All seems well on the
>> computer but in the camera LCD I get a broken up image--like big jig
>> saw puzzle pieces (and on playback the same). The camera is a Sony
>> TRV-20 and I have tried it both with "play through to camera" checked
>> and unchecked. Due to a process of elimination I think it is something
>> with the computer. (I have done the normal maintenance functions and
>> all seems to be OK)
> I know this doesn't help you, but I have the exact same trouble 
> exporting a
> movie to a VHS deck, on a G4 Cube running iMovie 4 under 10.3.5. I 
> KNOW I've
> done it successfully with iMovie 3 under 10.2.8. I ended up burning a 
> instead. I would like very much for you and I to get some help with 
> this
> problem.

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