IMovie File Space Question

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Glom, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. Glom macrumors newbie

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    So, as everyone knows, no one likes the space that the digital video takes up in IMovie. My question is different though:

    I've been practicing, doing some movie previews on my Macbook Pro. I convert the dvd file to a .AVI and import it into IMovie. Imovie then makes the file into a 10-20 gig monster. No big whoop.

    However, the preveiws I make, with a couple of subtitles or voice overs never go over 6 minutes. Why is the file still like 20 gigs in size? After I've deleted all of the unnessessary clips and sounds and such, and I'm left with 6 minutes of footage, shouldn't it just dump the rest of the clips in the trash, delete them and the file goes down in size?
     
  2. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    Your file size won't go down until you've actually emptied the trash. Have you done this?
     
  3. Glom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I've emptied the trash. That's why I'm puzzled.

    I have a 6 minute movie that is 23 gigs.
     

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