2 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 4:49 AM by AppleMan1958
lara0006 Level 1 (0 points)

Once an imove has been exported via a USB, then reopened onto another mac, i can't edit the movie. how do you export and then still be able to edit?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011)
  • jwclark91 Level 1 (15 points)

    By export i am guessing you have gone on


    share>export movie/or export using quicktime??


    if this is correct you wont be able to edit them as these are the video files ready to be published...


    when editing videos in iMovie you are working in the project file.


    iMovie should save the project file automatically for you in Movies/iMovieprojects/


    (this project is only a refference file and doesnt actually save the videos in your project so when you move it you need to make sure you coppy and video or audio added into the project, if that makes sense)


    so all of your videos should be saved in Movies/iMovies Events. but have a look to check they are in there.


    to edit your movie on another machine you need to copy both of these put them into movies on the new mac and open the project file


    hope this helps



  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 (27,405 points)

    See this post for how to copy projects and events for editing on another machine.

    See the last paragraph.