Can't save iMovie project...

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  1. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    I'm in SL using iMovie (not iMove HD). When I make a project I can't seem to save it. Apple S doesn't work and there is no save option under any menu in it. Also, if I quit without saving there is no save prompt...
     
  2. MaskingTape macrumors regular

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    #2
    It saves automatically after every change you do
     
  3. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, there's no save option. It's scary. I think if you're worried about it keeping your work, you should shut down the program and reopen it every one in a while just to make sure. Have read threads about people losing hours of work due to the no saving feature, but I've never had issues with it.
     
  4. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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    Ok, thanks. But where does it save your project to? Because you don't know where the file is and what its called:confused: Can someone tell me where iMovie keeps them and that?
     
  5. MaskingTape macrumors regular

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    They are stored in your user directory/Movies/iMovie Projects
    The files are named what the projects are named.

    Any clips you import are in your user directory/Movies/iMovie Events
     
  6. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    Sure you know...it asks you what to name each and every new project.
     
  7. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

    mrsir2009

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    On my old White iMac with Tiger, I had iMovie HD. iMovie HD asked me to name my project when I opened iMovie (or work on an existing project). Though iMovie on my SL MBP doesn't give me that option when I open up iMovie. I don't get to name my project or anything, it just shows this:
     

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  8. mstrze macrumors 68000

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    I usually go up to File and choose New Project...I believe that's where it is (File).

    EDIT: Or maybe it asked me once I dragged clips into that area to create a new project.

    This IS my version of iMovie...just so you don't think I am talking about the older '6'/HD version.
     
  9. Corrode macrumors 6502a

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    Click the button in the top left, "Project Library". You can rename your project there. Otherwise, it just uses the default name.
     
  10. mrsir2009 thread starter macrumors 604

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