iMovie and external HD

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Huiu, Feb 20, 2016.

  1. Huiu macrumors member

    May 22, 2012
    I would like to import movies from my camcorder through iMovie (10.1.1) directly onto an external HD. However, I cannot find the option to locate any new project directly on an external HD. Does anyone know how to do this?
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Go into iMovie's File Menu>Open Library>New... and create a new Library on your External Drive. The generic name is iMovie Library 1. I've called mine iMovie Library External, just to make it clear which Library is which.

    Once you've created that, you can then go File Menu>Open Library> and choose it. You can then choose in the Import window where your next Import goes. To avoid confusion, you can close the other Library if you wish.

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