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Recover lost iMovie volume fades in QuickTime exports Apps
When I (export a project from iMovie (3.02) to QuickTime on my iBook 700 (640MB RAM, OS X.2.6), it loses song volume adjustments such as fadeouts. I overcame this using SndSampler, a Classic app with a free version (3.7.1). Because it works mainly in AIFF format, it's a nice fit for iMovie. Here's how to fix the problem, step by step:
  1. Edit your movie as usual, including fading songs in and out. Note the time stamps of the segments of the songs that you have used.
  2. Quit iMovie.
  3. Go into your iMovie project's Media folder and open the relevant songs with SndSampler.
  4. Modify the song, adding the fade-ins and fade-outs where you want them.
  5. Save the modified song back into the Media folder
  6. Launch iMovie and export the project
Voila! You can probably do the same thing with SoundStudio (PotW 30 Dec 2002), but it'll cost ya $50...

[robg adds: I haven't had a chance to confirm this issue with exported fades -- has anyone else run into this?]
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Recover lost iMovie volume fades in QuickTime exports
Authored by: itpbg4 on May 14, '03 11:17:02AM

Hi ,
Yes , i discovered this imovie 3 bug a few days ago. another way to keep the sound fades / mix after exporting is to;
* in timeline view , select an audio or video clip (ie highlight.)
* now go to export without clicking anything else,

regards,
itpbg4



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Recover lost iMovie volume fades in QuickTime exports
Authored by: Middleton on May 14, '03 01:20:57PM

Yes, I've seen this bug as well. I have iMovie 3.0.2 installed and after I upgraded to QuickTime 6.2 iMovie ignores all of my volume info, for all audio tracks (video, narration and music). I have a *huge* project I was working on at the time and it's totally broken. I've been waiting for Apple to realize this bug and fix it (i'll probably be waiting forever). Any other hints to do with this would be greatly appreciated!



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Recover lost iMovie volume fades in QuickTime exports
Authored by: Middleton on May 14, '03 01:22:46PM

I should clarify: what i mean by "lose all audio info" is that iMovie plays all audio tracks back at 100% volume, and ignores all fades of any kind, on any track. It does this while previewing and even if I export it.



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Recover lost iMovie volume fades in QuickTime exports
Authored by: jsdetwiler on May 14, '03 07:26:39PM

Same problem here.

My fix: I quit iMovie and then opened up the special .mov file that is found inside the folder where my iMovie project is saved.

Then I used the QuickTime export feature; the resulting file retained the all the sound fades.



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Recover lost iMovie volume fades in QuickTime exports
Authored by: Middleton on May 15, '03 03:09:48PM

Which app did you open this special .mov file in? iMovie? QuickTime Player? Any more details on how you did this would be awesome.

If this works to fix my project I'll be sooooo happy! :-)



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Recover lost iMovie volume fades in QuickTime exports
Authored by: trevbuck on May 16, '03 04:20:55AM

cool...by the way do you know why this special .mov file is in there anyway?...Is it for the fast export to iDVD perhaps?
it was confusing my father in law who thought he could just email this to me to show me his movie!

after a few goes at opening the emailed .Mov files I realised what he was doing...

regards
trevor



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Recover lost iMovie volume fades in QuickTime exports
Authored by: trevbuck on May 16, '03 04:15:43AM

Yes I too have just found this bug too...
I exported a surf clip with some music over it ...I turned down the sound on the vid footage to mute as you do with surf movies...and after I exported it the crashing wave sounds were back ...arghhh

Is this an iMovie 3 or Quicktime problem?



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Fixed!
Authored by: Middleton on Jun 06, '03 11:56:26AM

Just wanted to let everyone know that by updating to iMovie 3.0.3 and QuickTime 6.3, my audio has returned to normal - including on all existing projects.



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Sort of the same problem?
Authored by: Mac Attack on Dec 19, '04 11:07:58PM

I'm not really having problems with audio editing exporting, but just the audio exporting. One of my projects out of many others won't export with sound, just video. Non of the other projects had this problem. There's another problem I had with a different project where the audio for the video, not the music or sounds I added, were off by a few seconds. Ever heard of these issues before?

I tried to fix it by exporting them to my camera and then importing them from my camera, which sort of worked. Where the audio gets loud, it cuts out, which makes me cringe.



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