I was working on my videos using iMovie on my MBA 13" 2012, for my Alaska cruise that I took this summer because I like to upload and share them on youtube (I used my iPhone 5 to shoot videos and take pics since I didn't have a camera at the time) and at the same time i was cleaning up my MBA and deleting photos in my notebook that I've already saved to my external hard drive to free up space. I imported all my photos and videos to iPhoto. After that I exported the pictures to a folder I created under Pictures. And I exported the movie files to a folder under movies. Afterwards I created an event in iMovie and imported all those movie files to iMovie so I could start editing Then I deleted everything on iPhoto. And for some reason, it deleted the actual movie files also. The only thing that's left is the audio when I go to iMovie, the actual clips themselves are just black. I am so mad and angry. i already emptied the trash so I can't go back and restore it. Man I feel sick to my stomach. Normally I would go to iPhoto and copy the files and paste them to a folder. That ensures the full movie files gets moved also. I don't know why I decided to export them instead because that only moved the audio after reviewing my mistake. but since I deleted everything in iPhoto, it also deleted the actual videos. There goes nearly 3 hours of video footage in that weeklong cruise.