2650 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2008 11:32 AM by AppleMan1958
I mostly recommend to purchase an external harddrive (~100$ for 300-500GBs), format it with the Disk Utility in your apps Folder to 'MacOsExtended' and then 'push' the Events to that external location within iM08..
a DVD fits ~4.7GB.. which is worth ~20min of dv footage, or ~5min ( ! ) of HiDef material ... so, DVDs wouldn't be my choice #1 ...
Thanks for the reply! I really appreciate the insight, and I 100% agree with your advice - I'll be purchasing an external drive in the next week or two to use iMovie with going forward.
Unfortunately though, I need to re-install OS X today, and I can't lose the iMovie events I imported before leaving for vacation. My only real option at the moment is to back them up to DVD's ( I know it will take many DVD's) or maybe to back them up to my .Mac iDisk - although I don't think I'd have enough iDisk storage for 20 hours of video.
My problem is still - How do I go about backing the videos (events) up? Like what files do I need to copy, etc.
Is there something in iMovie (like I described above in iPhoto) that will easily copy all the necessary files to a DVD or something like that?
Being a Swticher from PC, this Mac is turning out to be so awesome....but it's difficult not knowing where everything is.
Thanks for the info, that would be great! I do have Toast 9. I haven't installed it yet though. I'm just not sure what files I need to backup for iMovie.
Do I just copy all the stuff thats in the Movies/iMovie Events folder?
And when restoring after I re-install Leopard, do I just copy all of them back to the same place ?
Man, I really feel like I'm getting somewhere now. Thanks guys!