iMovie 9.0.1: projects

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by digipeter, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. digipeter macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2010
    In my beginner's experience of the most recent iMovie version, it seems impossible to merge two different projects into a single one.
    Among others, I have a "Holiday" project (1) and a "Family" project (2) running and I need to import project 1 into 2, without giving up this Holiday-project on which I'm still working with more events from various years to bring in.
    Neither the help-function of iMovie itself, or some books I consulted, give any explanation on this.
    Do I miss something, though?
  2. De Rocca, Jan 28, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2011

    De Rocca macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2010
    I Just tried this and is seems the good old COPY & PASTE will do partly the job :

    1: Go to the project that you want to import or join in the second project
    2: Do a SELECT ALL
    3: COPY
    4: go to the project where you want to insert your other project
    5: choose the insertion point
    6: PASTE, and you're good to go

    Limitation : It seems that PIP and CUTAWAY, titles... are not copied. If you've used this, i suggest adding markers to simplify the copy and paste of these items.

    Another thing would be to create a movie of first project and to import this one in your second project...
  3. digipeter thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2010
    De Rocca,
    Thanks a lot: your tip did the trick; I only lost one title.
    iMovie's help-function should have have mentioned it, though. Hopefully Apple will pick up your trick. I keep it 'bookmarked'.
  4. digipeter thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 9, 2010
    Correction: even the title was kept; it was only moved some clips further.

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