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Damaged clips in Imovie

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Now some of my students are finding that certain clips in their projects all of a sudden go bad. We get this star on a black frame. I don't remember what the text says but it's something about the clip being lost. If someone can tell me what this means and why it is happening I would greatly appreciate it.
 
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It sounds like the clip has been deleted and all you have is the thumbnail. I get the same message when viewing a Project where the Events are on an external drive, and that drive is not connected.
 
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Could another student have deleted it or are there sometime glitches? Is it possible Imovie can just lose a clip or one can go bad?
 

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