Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 8:34 AM (in response to Tigervision)
It is possible, but the way I would do this is to start a Project. You can drag clips from multiple Events into a single Project. That way you don't clutter up your hard drive with multiple copies of the same thing.
I made a birthday video for my daughter which used video from about 15 different events (different birthdays from the past).
If you still want to double up your disk space, let me know and I will walk you through it.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 10:48 AM (in response to AppleMan1958)
Thanks AppleMan... was hoping you would reply.
Here is my situation. I have an external hard drive with several years of events (2005-2011). I want to take several selected clips from those events to put on my internal hard drive. The clips I want to use for this video (a surprise video for bday too) I want to bring to a Newly created Single event on the hard drive. This way I have all clips I want to use to make this video in one location. I don't want to move them from the EHD.
This way I can work on the video without that EHD (on my MBP).
After I am done making the video, I'll likely delete this event with the duplicates. So it will take up hard drive space for only a few months. And it won't be tons of clips... just selected ones.
p.s. Wait, if I move them from an EHD to a new single event on IHD, will it move or copy them? Maybe it does copy them rather than move them? I don't know.
The other issue is I have all clips from 2012 on my IHD. I would like to copy some of those clips to this new event also. Again, so all clips being used in the video montage are in a single location. This will be for ease of making video since I will have all clips being used in one location/event.
Thanks again AppleMan.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 2:29 PM (in response to Tigervision)
Here is one way to do it.
Create a folder in the Finder to hold these clips.
In iMovie, right-click on the event clip you want to copy, and select Show In Finder. In the Finder, Command-C to copy the clip. Paste it in the folder you created. Repeat until you have all the clips you want.
Now, in iMovie, click VIEW/GROUP EVENTS BY DISK. Select the Disk where you want the new event to be, and FILE/NEW EVENT
Now click FILE/IMPORT MOVIES... and navigate to the folder which holds your clips. Import them into your New Event.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 3:05 PM (in response to AppleMan1958)
Many thanks Appleman. Will try when I get home tonight.
Quick question... if I drag a clip from my EHD to an event on my IHD, will it copy or move that clip?
I seem to remember if I drag a clip the other direction (from IHD to EHD), it copies the clip, rather than moves it.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 3:20 PM (in response to Tigervision)
You can drag a whole event at a time. Drag is a copy. Command-Drag is a move.
You can MOVE individual clips from one Event to another in iMovie (but not copy).
Currently Being ModeratedJan 17, 2013 3:32 PM (in response to AppleMan1958)
OK... when i was copying stuff to my EHD, I was grabbing an entire event now that I think about it (not an individual clip). That event was copied to my EHD by draging, then I went back and deleted the event from my IHD.
So looks to be like you can not just grab the clip and copy it between IHD and EHD.
I'll have to use your work around above.