6133 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Dec 25, 2010 4:23 PM by Kaboodle
Currently Being ModeratedOct 25, 2010 9:05 PM (in response to twijit96)To edit a project on another computer, you will need both the Project file and any event files that it references.
You will need an external drive formatted Mac OS Extended (journaled) - not FAT32.
Firewire and USB will both work fine for this.
In iMovie, click VIEW/Group Events By Disk.
Now you should see your external drive at the bottom of the Project Library List view. Hold down the Command Key while dragging the small icon for your project to the small icon for the external drive.
Now, with the Project still selected, click FILE/CONSOLIDATE Media... and you can move over the Events, Music, and Photos for the project to the external drive as well.
Plug this drive in to the other Mac and you are ready to edit.iMac 24 2.8Ghz, iPhone, TV, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Panasonic HDC-SD5 iMovie 11
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2010 7:31 AM (in response to AppleMan1958)Awesome! Thanks a lot.
One more question. Can I actually move that project and it's associated files into the other mac? Would I do all that in reverse?iMac 24', Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2010 8:19 PM (in response to twijit96)Along the same line...
I want to move iMovie 9 video clips/events, etc. from my old G5 onto a newer Intel Mini so I can try iMovie 11. What is the best way to do this?Power Mac G5, 1.8 x 2, 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2010 10:18 AM (in response to AppleMan1958)Thanks, AppleMan. Although I haven't dug into the file structure of iMovie, can I assume that individual video clips are not kept as separate files that could just be dragged somewhere else? From your description above, it looks like all of the associated files are contained in a container or package of some sort.
KPower Mac G5, 1.8 x 2, 4 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 29, 2010 11:10 AM (in response to kwolson)You can drag individual files if editing further in iMovie is not important to you.
In iMovie, all video clips are kept in Event files. A Project file is really a text file (in hexadecimal) that contains paths to the clips in the event files, in and out points, text for titles, paths and in and out points for music, directions for transitions, directions for color corrections, rotation, ken burns, etc. etc. The Project file is a container that can contain other things besides this text file. One example is rendered movies for the media browser.
So if you change where things are kept without doing it in iMovie, a Project is pointing to a location that no longer is valid, and the project cannot be edited.iMac 24 2.8Ghz, iPhone, TV, Mac OS X (10.6.4), Panasonic HDC-SD5 iMovie 11
Currently Being ModeratedDec 25, 2010 4:18 PM (in response to AppleMan1958)Hi Appleman & all.
I'm trying to do this but it's not working. The drive is a Firewire connected Mac OS Extended (Journaled) drive and appears in the Event Folder.
But when I try to drag a project to the drive there's no response. The drive name remains greyed in the event library. This applies whether it's a simple drag of Command/Drag.
This is in iMovie11 btw.