4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 23, 2012 7:18 AM by oletodo
oletodo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)



I move or copy a project to another hard drive and I also move the event. But then I want to move 5 projects more that point to the same event, Is there a way to move copy them without the hassle to move 5 times the same event and then occupied 5 times GB?


Did I make my self clear?


Thank you so much

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • 1. Re: copying project to another hard drive
    Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (19,160 points)


    Moving Event's and Project's

    Connection - Either connect one Mac in Target mode to the other via FireWire. Or use an external hard disk !

    (Target-Mode - Start one Mac e.g. laptop - BUT keep T-key down during full up-start - Now a FW-symbol is jumping around the screen and it will work as an external hard disk when connected to the other Mac)

    A. The External Hard Disk - MUST BE - Mac OS Extended (hfs) formatted to work for Video. UNIX/DOS/FAT32/Mac OS Exchange works for most other things but not for Video whatever program is used (iMovie or FinalCut)

    B. Should be a FireWire one as USB/USB2 performs badly to me and especially when filling up

    C. Do never Move or Alter any folder named

    • iMovie Event's - or -

    • iMovie Project's

    on DeskTop/Finder - as this will result in iMovie losing connections to them and repair can be anything from hard to impossibly

    D. Moving and Copying must be done within iMovie application and Events to Events - and - Project's to Project's.

    E. Moving Project's to Event's - Do not work for me - I have to export project as a QuickTime movie then Import this into Events.

    Event's window can show two faces

    Like this

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    or like this

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    from one hard disk Event - You can move it to the other hard disk

    You can not (at least not me) move Event to Project or other way around only

    Event to Event and Project to Project

    Yours Bengt W

  • 2. Re: copying project to another hard drive
    oletodo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hy Bengt


    Your response is really really appreciated. Im spanish and I dont know if myu english is good enough. I try.


    The problem is that when I want to copy 5 projects that point to the same one hour event, copying one its ok because I choose the option to copy also the event, but to copy the second one it seems to my knowledge now i need to copy again the event because otherways the second project Im copying will point only to the event which is in the original past event.


    So the question is: how to move 5 projects that point to the same event without having to copy 5 times that event? How to copy 5 projects and only one time the event? 


    Can you understand my point? Thanks a lot really.

  • 3. Re: copying project to another hard drive
    AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)

    Yes. The other 4 projects already "know" that the event has been moved. So for these 4 you can select "Copy Projects" and it will copy the projects properly without moving the event again.

  • 4. Re: copying project to another hard drive
    oletodo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow, really, fantastic. Thank you