5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 11, 2014 4:25 PM by Matthew Morgan
pomme4moi Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

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.

 

I also have the projects and clips in the newer version of iMovie.  When I click on iMovie > About iMovie, it shows the version as 10.0.3.  I will refer to this as iMovie 10.

 

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?

 

With the recent update of iMovie 10, a number of my projects now appear as "Missing File".  They appear to have been corrupted or lost in the upgrade.  i still have the original projects in iMovie 9, but do not know how to copy them over to iMovie 10.

 

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.

 

Any help is appreciated ...


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  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,595 points)

    pomme4moi wrote:

     

    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:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6012?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    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.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ph2289

     

    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.

     

    Matt

  • pomme4moi Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    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 ...

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,595 points)

    Have you tried using File>Consolidate Media on your Poroject in iMovie version 9 before doing the update?

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2290?viewlocale=en_US

     

    Matt

  • pomme4moi Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    Yes, I selected a project in iMovie 9, then did File > Consolidate Media.  I tried the Copy The Events, Copy The Clips and Move The Events options.  In all cases, I got a "missing files" error.  For some reason iMovie 9 cannot find the files inside of iPhoto ...

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,595 points)

    You may have to import them manually.

     

    Matt