IMovie File Space Question

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

  1. Glom macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2007
    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


    Jan 28, 2005
    American Riviera
    Your file size won't go down until you've actually emptied the trash. Have you done this?
  3. Glom thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 6, 2007
    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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