Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2013 11:12 AM (in response to Klaus1)
Yes I understand that. I know that iMovie is designed to edit videos, others are not. But I'm trying to understanding what exactly can you do or not be able to do with one approach over another. I want to know the pros and cons, in order to make an informed decision as to which workflow makes more sense for me. It's important to make the decision right from get get go as I imagine migrating from one workflow to another will be very painful.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2013 11:18 AM (in response to aapl.crox)
I cannot advise you further. When I edit videos I use iMovie. When I work with photographs I use iPhoto and/or GraphicConverter.
I don't run Aperture.
Test a small project in each and judge the results.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 3, 2013 3:02 PM (in response to aapl.crox)
If you want your question to be seen by Aperture users, it might be an idea to also post in the Aperture forum:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2013 11:11 AM (in response to aapl.crox)
FWIW I'm no authority but happy to share my biased novice perspective.
Pros for importing into Aperture:
Easy workflow to import everything from my media cards to one location in one step
Very easy browsing and viewing of videos on Apple TV
Easy to create decent slideshows with video within Aperture (see http://support.apple.com/kb/VI179)
I like having both videos and photos of an event or project located in one place instead of having to navigate to a second software program to see if I took any video
Aperture videos are available in the events library in iMovie (because of this I haven't been compelled to import a video directly into iMovie yet)
Cons for importing into Aperture:
If you have permissions or other system issues it can be very difficult and time consuming to get iMovie to recognize Aperture videos (for most this isn't an issue)
Some experienced video editors recommend against managing videos in a software program designed primarily for photos or having it managed at all
My bias comes from being a family guy who uses Apple TV a lot and wants things simple and to spend as little time as I can on the computer. Experienced video enthusiasts can provide a broader and more thorough explanation of the pros and cons. Wish you the best setting up your ideal workflow.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2013 9:59 AM (in response to aapl.crox)
Don't feel bad. I am running into the same issue. I feel like importing into Aperture would allow me to quickly delete all vids sitting on my iphone once they are transferred. From what I can tell, you have to manually delete videos from your iphone. Now...the new iMovie does have a button on the top left of the screen that "views" videos in Aperture. This might be the gap you and I are looking for. Let me know if you have heard back from others on a better solution.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2013 10:36 AM (in response to aapl.crox)
Somebody did post on another board that you will duplicate files if you import into Aperture and then iMovie. Confirming and will let you know what I hear. Workflow into Aperture is much easier since you can delete movies from your phone from the application on the imac.