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4765 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 1, 2010 2:23 AM by ASU Apple Student
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2010 9:36 AM (in response to ceweinber)I'm having this same problem a lot. I teach, and my students keep losing their work, its very frustrating.
Anyone know of a work around or plugin that will let you Save the file??30 iMac's 2.66 gHz, Mac OS X (10.6.1), Xserve and ARD 3.2
Currently Being ModeratedJan 13, 2010 12:15 PM (in response to David Lopez)The only work-around that I found was to assemble the video on iMovie 09 and then export it to QuickTime or some other choice on the export menu when it was finished or when I had to take a break. Then if I needed to work on it some more, I imported it to a new project worked and then repeated the earlier drill.
If the video was finished in one session, I just burned it to a DVD.
Mainly, I've switched back to iMovie 06HD and when I do "move up" to a more advanced program, I'll go to Final Cut Express.
Hope this helps.ibook g4, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2010 8:18 AM (in response to ceweinber)I find it ridiculous that this program does not include a save option. It is obvious that these programmers do not test their product either, otherwise they would include something so simple.
We recently purchased a brand new MAC Pro 4.1 8-core blah blah blah......
Everything is out of the box, and iMovie cannot save my project correctly. It is ridiculous unproductive and a huge disappointment. Especially since we just decided to go with MAC instead of our usual PC's.
I hate having to go back a rework my product when something as simple as a SAVE BUTTON would have sufficed.Mac Pro 4.1, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedJan 19, 2010 3:43 PM (in response to Jc Trilogy Architecture)agreed. iMovie crashed on a project i was working on, i thought....oh well, at least it automatically saved it for me. when i opened up the project again, hours of editing work had been lost.
no telling when this program chooses to save. a simple save button would have been helpful.intel imac 24", Mac OS X (10.6.2)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2010 7:48 AM (in response to Boroboro)My present work around for the lack of a Save command is to do all my work off of a FW drive. Using the Project window I drag a copy of my iMovie project to the FW drive as a back up and work on that one for a while. Then I drag it to my internal drive and work on it there. Always, there is a recent back up on the "other" drive. All of the support files stay on the FW drive so I can use it on a third computer--and have yet another recent back up.
All this, however, would not be necessary had Apple not idiotically and callously removed the 30 year-old File>Save command from this application. That command is perhaps the only common command in all software--Mac, Windows, Linex, BeOS, you name it. Apple, in its nauseating drive to force people to Final Cut Express, sliced it off. It probably took them forever to find it in the code.
Although it may not help much, write Apple how absurd it is not to have a File>Save option--as every piece of software in the last 30 years has had.
In another post, I mentioned that the lack of a Save option in iMovie was inexcusable and was hauled over the coals for such a suggestion. So be prepared for some ignorant people to disagree that we don't need to save our work nor need to pick where to save it.Intel 8core, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2010 8:55 PM (in response to ceweinber)Hey, Apple, Why don't you give us a workaround on this HUGE problem until you get it fixed?! There really is no reason to even use this very flawed program if it cannot save your work. I can see a document that seems to be the right size, but, without you folks speaking up (can we all say POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE?), there is no way I can see to get that opened in iMovie. Are you paying attention to how many people here are having problems? Why aren't you answering?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 1, 2010 2:23 AM (in response to Annie in Austin)physically, there is no 'save my project' button, but is actually set to save at some time interval. but that does not excuse the fact that there should be that option.MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)