Video playback stutters in small viewer

October 11 1
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When I start playing an event or project in the small viewer window in iMovie 11 (at the top right of the screen), the video plays for a few seconds then stops, then plays some more, and pauses again. It keeps stuttering during playback. The strange this is, when I play back in full screen mode (command-G), it plays back smoothly without interruption. The video source is a DV file. It used to play back just fine in the small viewer, but then something happened. My iMac is a quad core and plenty fast enough. Any ideas?
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easy answer first: your audio properties do not
match your sequence audio properties, hence the need
to render. if you're working with mini dv, the audio
should be sampled at 16 bit 48k but as you've a
problem, i'll surmise that you're not using the easy
setup to capture and set up your project.
I did the capture awhile ago. I don't think I did anything unusual, but I can't guarantee I didn't. See my answer above to Jim Cookman. If I did, I'm not seeing what it was - nor, more importantly, how to resolve it. Would batch-processing the clips to reconvert the sound in some way be appropriate? If so, any ideas what I would convert to?
it would be helpful if you would go into more detail
about your set up. none of us can look over your
shoulder. where's this media stored? system drive
or another hard drive? if another hard drive, is
that an internal or an external hard drive? if it's
external, how do you have it connected; firewire or
usb? if it's firewire, what else shares the firewire
bus? if it's usb, stop using usb!
External Firewire 400 drive - 4th and last on a chain.
what have you done to your computer recently?
I keep it upgraded with normal Software Update changes. Got the new version of FCP (5.1) a couple months back and it's upgraded to 5.1.4. I don't think I've done anything else out of the ordinary.
Of course I don't want to rule out anything - but the clips play back fine in the Canvas and in QT, so I'm skeptical it would be a hardware issue.
Thanks - I appreciate your interest and help.
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