1136 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2011 9:41 PM by AppleMan1958
The key is that the external drive must be formatted as MacOS Extended (Journaled).
If it is, you can select the external drive from the import screen.
If you have existing events that you have already used in projects,
You need to move them from within iMovie.
Click View/Events By Disk.
Then, in the Event Library list, hold the command key down while dragging the event icon to the drive icon.
Thanks for your replies. That's what I was doing prior to creating a new event before importing. I was allowing iMovie to copy the file to my SSD, then once it had finished copying, I would move the file (or event I should say) to my RAID volume by holding command + dragging from within iMovie.
I don't have Final Cut Pro installed. The uncompressed video works a treat in iMovie. Very happy with it so far.
Thanks again for your replies.
You brought to my attention that there's a drop-down menu that allows you to choose which disk the file gets saved to in the import screen. How did I miss that? Well that solves my problem completely. Thanks so much for pointing that out!
One more question though. When I first opened iMovie, it created an event in my Mac OS X volume called iPhoto Videos. Is there a way to move this event to another disk?
The thing is though my iPhoto library is in a different drive all together. iMovie created the event iPhoto Videos and automatically stored it in my OS volume...
Never mind, it's not a big deal as the event that iMovie created is fairly small. It's not going to get in the way for the most part.
Thanks again for your help.