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What part of the movie file needs to be saved

292 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 3, 2012 4:15 PM by betaneptune RSS
lubrom Calculating status...
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Nov 1, 2012 5:26 PM

I have IMovie 9 (8.0.6) and I need to create some space on my hard drive. I thought the best way to do that is transfer my IMovie files to an external hard drive but I dont know what needs to be transfered so it will play when I transfer the file back to the desktop. I also want to put as many movie clips on the hard drive so what do I transfer to maximize the space?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), im9 8.0.6
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Nov 1, 2012 7:02 PM (in response to lubrom)

    It is very important that all moves by done from within iMovie.

    See this User Tip for details.

  • betaneptune Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 3, 2012 4:15 PM (in response to AppleMan1958)

    I have several times moved project files among different folders. As long as you keep them in your "iMovie Projects" folder tree you should be all right. You will have to restart imovie for the moves to take effect in the project browser.


    Now, moving to another disk! That could easily be a problem. But moving project files won't clear up much space.


    You can, however, look for this in the iMovie help:


    Copy or move a project to an external hard disk

    You can copy or move your iMovie video projects to a compatible external hard disk. Moving or copying projects is useful if you want to work on a project using another computer that has iMovie installed, or if you want to free up space on your computer’s hard disk.


    Well, it's in iMovie '11, at least. Maybe not in '09; I don't know. And it's under "Organize video > Ogranize projects".




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