Help With Movie Management

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by seancfuller, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. seancfuller macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi,

    I wanted too find out what the best way to manage my movies on my Macbook. I have well over a 1000 movies/ videos on my laptop. (This is when I click on finder, All Movies etc) These range from full movies to small movies that are imbedded in iPhoto. I was thinking about transferring them to a hardrive as they take up 90GB of my HDD but wanted to know what the best way to manage them is?

    In the long run I want to make some movies and slide shows but i feel that there are just so many to manage at the moment. It also seems like the movies get duplicated when you create a new project?

    Any advice would be great.

    Thanks
     
  2. UpQuark macrumors member

    UpQuark

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    #2
    I would start by moving them to an external drive in a folder on that drive. When you open iMovie - it will search your external drive and then, on the upper left side, show you the external drive with your 'movies' folder listed there.

    When you import a movie in to iMovie, you can leave it on your external drive, you don't have to move it to the internal one. It will create a 'copy' but that copy will be in a format that iMovie can change/update etc. So, you have a choice, you can ignore the duplicate or delete the work files when the editing is completed, keeping the original and final movie.

    Good luck!
     
  3. seancfuller thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's great!! Thank you!!
     

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