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Share/Export Movie/Portable HD?

261 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 15, 2013 8:12 AM by Bengt Wärleby RSS
macbookair Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Jul 15, 2013 4:06 AM


My MBA SSD is full so I cannot export the finished iMovie project to my internal SSD. One question, how do I export movie to my external HD?



MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), .Mac member since 21/04/2003
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 6:44 AM (in response to macbookair)

    Use SHARE/EXPORT MOVIE and choose the external HD as your location.

    Or you can use SHARE/EXPORT TO QUICKTIME if you need to fiddle with the settings.

  • Bengt Wärleby Level 6 Level 6 (18,920 points)
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    Jul 15, 2013 8:12 AM (in response to macbookair)


    DO not move or alter any folder named

    - iMovie Event's or

    - iMovie Projects's

    on DeskTop or FINDER - as this will break the links back to iMovie - can be hard to impossibly to repair.

    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


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