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    iMovie crashing

    Our drama department have just bought an eMac for video editing. Unfortunately, when they connect the camera it all goes pearshaped! If they have iMovie set to NTSC it (obviously) gives an error saying that it can't work with the PAL footage on the camera. If we change the video mode to PAL, however, iMovie simply crashes with the message:

    Quote Originally Posted by iMovie
    The Application iMovie has unexpectedly quit.
    The setup is a 1GHz PowerPC G4 w/512Mb RAM, MacOS 10.3.9, iMovie version 3.0.3

    The camera is a Canon MV750i connected to the Mac with a (brand new) firewire cable.

    Anyone got any ideas?
    RobC.

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    Re: iMovie crashing

    Sounds like a corrupt iMovie preferences file!

    For iMovie 3 the file is called "com.apple.iMovie3.plist", you need to delete it and reopen iMovie so it gets recreated.

    Make sure iMovie is closed, then goto your Home folder > Library > Preferences.

    Let me know if that fixes it. Version 3 is full of bugs, i'd be tempted to splash out on iLife '06 and OS X 10.4 which will only cost £80 for one Mac.

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    Re: iMovie crashing

    Cheers for the reply Indie. I'll give that a try & let you know how I get on (although it might take a while - I'm not Mac literate myself...).

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    Re: iMovie crashing

    Cheers for that, Indie. That worked a treat. My Drama dept sends its eternal gratitude to you!



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