iMovie - import video on one mac, edit on another

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by hibbers, May 22, 2009.

  1. hibbers macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2009
    I'll be doing my first project in iMovie this weekend; I'm borrowing a Sony Handycam to film a school play.

    Because my Macbook doesn't have a firewire port, I'm planning to use my friend's iMac to import the footage onto my external hard drive (ie select the hard drive from the pop-up menu on the import sheet as recommended here - Once the footage is on my external hard drive will I have to do the editing on the iMac, or can I edit it in my Macbook? The 2nd option is preferable as I can then do the editing at home instead of at my friend's place. If that's possible, how do I import it into the macbook? And also, my friend's iMac has iMovie '08, I have '09 - does that matter?

    thanks in advance!
  2. arjen92 macrumors 65816


    Sep 9, 2008
    Below sea level
    You can just import the movie files from the hard disk. I do not know whether it will recognize everything as it was in iMovie of your friend (like thumbnails and such), but you can import the actual files with no problems.
  3. hibbers thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 14, 2009
    Got it working, thanks! very straightforward.

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