I get confused on iMovie naming, so let me start with this: I have projects and clips in the old version of iMovie, iMovie 11. When I click on iMovie > About iMovie, it shows the version as 9.0.9. I will refer to this as iMovie 9.
iMovie '11 (as in 2011) is version 9. The new version iMovie is version 10. Yoou see it sometimes refferred to by Apple as iMovie (2013).
I want to copy a project (the set of video clips. audio clips, titles and transitions) from iMovie 9 to iMovie 10. Can someone explain how to do this?
I do not want to do a mass replacement of projects in iMovie 9 to iMovie 10, as some of the projects in iMoive 10 have been edited with newer content. I want transfer selected projects form iMovie 9 to iMovie 10.
Projects and Events cannot simply be copied from version 9 to 10, the files themselves must be updated. Unfortuantely, Apple only offers an all or nothing method for doing the updating as described here:
iMovie 10 will only update the contents of the iMovie Projects an iMovie Events Folders used by iMovie 9. So you could get an external hard drive and use iMovie 9 to move all the Projects and Events that you don't want to update to version 10 to the external.
Disconnect the external drive and run the updating from iMovie 10.
However, it may be just as easy to update everything and then delete any Projects or Events you don't want in iMovie version 10.
Thanks Matthew. I've tried going into iMovie 10 and clicking on File > Update Projects and Events. I find that if all the original video clips are in iMovie 9, then the projects convert correclty into iMovie 10. But I have some projects in iMovie 9 where the the original video clips are in iPhoto. These projects do not convert correctly into iMovie 10. In these instances, the projects are created in iMovie 10, but the video clips do not get carried over from iPhoto into iMovie 10. Not sure if there is a solution for that ...