iMovie and external storing

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by chameeeleon, Mar 5, 2004.

  1. chameeeleon macrumors 6502

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    In my nitpicking decision of wanting to make sure that when I finally get my Powerbook it's got everything I'll need, I came to the question of hard drive. I like to do video editing as a side hobby (never more than an hour of footage), but I often want to keep multiple projects even after completion, just to tweak later. I realized on my Windows machine that this required a LOT of room.
    My question is if I can import clips from my camera into iMovie, burn to a DVD, and then create the project by selecting the source of the clips as the DVD. Then when I was finished I could export the project to Quicktime movie, and burn to iDVD from there. Would I run into any problems with this?
    This'll determine whether or not I should go for the 80GB over the 60GB hard drive.
     
  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    That should work; you need to make the first DVD as a data DVD (this can be done from the Finder once you have access to the files to burn) and the second one as a movie DVD through iDVD. The nice thing about data DVDs is that they're treated like any other read-only disk when inserted, so you can access files just like you would on a hard disk that can't be written to.
     

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