iMovie; Linking to videos instead?

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  1. Soundburst macrumors 6502a

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    hey everyone,

    I'm making a showreel for potential employers and have videos of projects on my MacBook.

    When I create a project in iMovie and go to bring in those videos; it appears to duplicate the videos inside the Movies section of my MacBook and this results in a 50gb file called 'iMovie project' or something.

    Can you avoid this so that I'm only linking to the videos in the app rather than pointlessly duplicating them?

    Thanks !
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    #2
    Simple answer: no you can't.
     
  3. Soundburst thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a lot.
     
  4. Mernak macrumors 6502

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    Depending on what you want to do, you might be able to accomplish the same thing not using iMovie. The reason that it creates the copies (iirc, it's been a while since I've used it) is that converts them to a format that is much easier/faster to manipulate, but at the cost of size.

    Are you just looking to stitch them together with maybe some fade effects?
     

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