5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 25, 2012 8:04 PM by AppleMan1958
Robert Lesperance Level 2 Level 2 (325 points)

Hi,

 

Before creating a video in iMovie, I got different MOV files from friends and familly.  When I import those MOV files in iMovie, a copy is saved in the iMovie event folder, but the file size increases substantialy.  Here are example:

 

  • an original 16MB MOV file becomes a 323MB MOV file
  • an original 4MB MOV file becomes a 42MB MOV file
  • an original 174MB MOV file becomes a 246MB MOV file
  • an original 3MB MOV file becomes a 37MB MOV file
  • an original 307MB MOV file becomes a 370MB MOV file
  • an original 31MB MOV file becomes a 114MB MOV file

 

Why does my files increase so much in size ?   Should I keep the original or the iMovie event version for later use ?


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