2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 31, 2014 1:30 PM by James Fernald
James Fernald Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)

Is there any limit to how much footage Imovie can handle? I have over 100 hours of tapes I am in the process of uploading onto a 3tb hard drive. Is 3tb too much?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), OS X Mavericks (10.9.1)
  • RO-5ELiTE Level 1 Level 1 (95 points)

    Before you move such large footage you should really try and figure out the actual size of it.  Where ever it may be you should still be able to RIGHT CLICK IT and find out the SIZE OF IT by choosing either "GET INFO," "PROPERTIES," or "QUICK LOOK."  Knowing the size from its original point would help you determine how much memory you will be using, needing and transfering.  It would also let you know how long you will be waiting.


    Personally the most I have imported into iMovie is around 5hr of footage as one movie.  The only issue I found was that it took a while to import.



  • James Fernald Level 2 Level 2 (315 points)

    Well, basically it's dv tapes that have to be put onto a hard drive for safety sake so I'm doing it through IMOVIE..