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Move project in iMovie 11 to ext drive.

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Trying to move projects to external drive. I'm not getting the option to move the project and events, only moves the prorjects. Same happens with copy. Following instructions w/in iMovie project window. Any ideas on what I might be doing wrong?

iMovie '11, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), iMac
  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 8:50 AM (in response to kkacere)
  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 8:59 AM (in response to kkacere)


    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

    Skärmavbild 2012-06-22 kl. 23.22.32.png

    or like this

    Skärmavbild 2012-06-22 kl. 23.30.11.png

    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

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,420 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 10:04 AM (in response to kkacere)

    What content is your project comprised of?


    Video clips in your Event Library or photos or video from iPhoto.


    The reason I ask, is that I don't think content from your iPhoto Library gets moved when you move a project to an external drive.


    At least, that's been my expereience.




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