5 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 6:32 PM by AppleMan1958
ezrasuncle Level 1 Level 1

I did a lot of family videos in iMovie from videos imported into iPhoto. I switched about 6 months ago to Aperture from iPhoto. I decided to go in add to each of my kid's projects in iMovie, and now all the clips say "Source clip is missing". Huh? There's a HUGE black eye for anyone switching to Aperture. Please... anyone know how to resource those clips that are now part of the Aperture database?

 

I'm really surprised Apple didn't think of this! Unless I'm missing something??? Help!... thanks

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7

    Is your iPhoto library still there? I guess I am asking if you added the iPhoto to your Aperture via a referenced import, or did you bring it in as managed and delete the iPhoto Library?

     

    I brought mine in as referenced so I can use both iPhoto and Aperture, and the iMovie links still worked. However, I have now moved my home folder to a second drive (rather than the SSD) so Aperture no longer sees the referenced iPhoto originals.

  • ezrasuncle Level 1 Level 1

    Gosh, I have no idea. If that's how it works I suppose I brought it in as managed. I didn't really understand what the heck I was doing at the time. Any way to "undo"?

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7

    I don't know a way to undo. However, if you are running Time Machine, you might be able to restore your iPhoto Library.   At  that point, you will be using double the space for your photos, but the iMovie links should still work.

    You could potentially delete the managed iPhoto files out of Aperture at some point and use the referenced iPhoto files. I would suggest you ask this same question in the Aperture discussions, since I am pretty much a newbie at Aperture.

     

    By the way, you should be able to tell if you are using managed or referenced for the former iPhoto photos by right clicking on one and finding the Master in the Finder. If you go to an iPhoto folder, you are referenced. If the Master is in Aperture, it is managed.

  • ezrasuncle Level 1 Level 1

    Well, in iPhoto it shows the photos in the iPhoto folder. In Aperture all pics and videos I choose, the Show in Finder is greyed out. Do you know what that means?

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7

    I am not sure what that means, but I can click Show in Finder in my Aperture. Does your iPhoto still have your Movies? Can you see both your Aperture movies and your iPhoto Movies from iMovie Events?