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When I import a movie, how can I make iMovie copy it to a specific volume?

1113 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2011 9:41 PM by AppleMan1958 RSS
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Jan 26, 2011 7:39 PM
Hi there,

I'd like to start off by saying I love iMovie '11. I've never really used iMovie up until now and I must say I'm really liking it so far. That being said, I have one annoying problem that I can't seem to solve.

I have many volumes on my Mac. The first being my 40GB OWC SSD that I use solely for Mac OS X and applications. The next is my 2TB RAID 0 volume that I use for video editing. I have a Blackmagic Intensity Pro capture card that captures uncompressed video. The files can get massive. I'm talking 1GB every 10 seconds of video. Anyway, when ever I import a movie into iMovie, for some reason it insists on copying the file to my 40GB SSD. This is so annoying because I want it to be copied to my RAID 0 volume as this is my video editing volume, and this is the volume with a huge amount of space.

So how do I force iMovie to copy the file to a specific volume? There must be a way, as it's absolutely impractical to work with video files that are on the same volume as the OS, especially when it's such a small volume.

Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from someone soon.


Mac Pro 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem" (Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.4), 12GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM


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