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Major Timing/Audio Problems.

Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2011, 7:15pm

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Macon Magic Productions

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I had 5min and 37 secs of footage on imovie. I exported from imovie to quicktime. On effects lab pro I imported the film. once I was finished with all of the editing and effects of the movie, I rendered the film. On imovie, I then imported my fully edited effects lab pro project. But when the footage was back on imovie, it was sped up to 1 minute and 54 seconds. This is also bad, because I want to move the audio from my unedited film to the fully edited film (Since the fully edited film is silent because of using effects lab pro). Does anyone know how to fix the problem? If anybody could respond as soon as possible that would be great.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2011, 8:53pm

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FXstudios99

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I'm guessing this is just a problem with your in-frame and out-frame. On the top of the timeline there should be these little brackets: one is for the start of what renders and the other is the end. My guess is that you just need to move the end-frame out to the actual end of what you want to render.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2011, 9:49pm

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Axeman

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If its an In-point and Out-point problem, as suggested, then the footage will play back at the proper speed, it will just cut out before the end. If the footage is the wrong speed altogether, then you used the incorrect project settings when you created the project in VisionLab.

When you create a new project, if you use the New Project... Select Movie" option, it will automatically select the correct project settings, based on the clip you select. The "New Project... Blank Timeline" option, allows you to manually set the project settings, so it is up to you to make sure that you get them right.

If your framerate is wrong, this will definitely affect the playback speed. If the scan method is wrong, this can also affect the playback speed, even doubling the speed in some cases. In either case, how much difference in speed you end up with will vary depending on the exact settings you select, and the settings that the footage uses. This knowledgebase article deals with the subject as well.
Posted: Sun, 23rd Jan 2011, 10:43pm

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Macon Magic Productions

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Can I change the settings that pop up before the editing starts? Because I don't want to spend hours of having to re-edit everything into a new project. If I can change the settings, then how? And what steps can I take to avoid making the same mistake for future movies.

PS. Why did it increase the speed of the video this time? It's never done this before.
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2011, 1:38am

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Axeman

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You cannot change the project settings after creating the project, which is why its critical that you use the right ones to begin with. This knowledgebase article explains how to deal with the situation, so that you don't have to start all your editing over from scratch.

If it behaved differently this time than in the past, it has to be because something changed. Either the format of the video you are using is different, or different project settings got selected.
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2011, 8:42am

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Helge

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Maybe you could zip and upload the project file (*.elab) somewhere. As video and image files are not included in this file, it should not be that large. If it is a problem with the settings, source videos and images might not be needed to check this out. Maybe it is worth a try. I have to go to work now, but I'll be happy to have a look tonight. cu