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rexone

macrumors 6502
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Hi all,
I'm trying to send some old iMovie projects from iMovie to FCP.
Following the steps built into iMovie however the issue I'm having is that the events (i.e. - all the footage) are transferring however the project itself is not.
Obviously I'd rather not start edits from scratch again...
My understanding was that the project should transfer across. Kind of stupid if it doesn't really.
Any suggestions?
 

rexone

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Ah, got it, bit of an idiosyncrasy...
If you are in the editing/library view it only exports the media.
You have to be in the projects view (and select exactly the same option you do in editing/library view...) for it to export the media and the project.
 

R S K

macrumors regular
Oct 18, 2022
202
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Hannover, Germany
No idea what "idiosyncrasy" or "exact same option" you're talking about when the menu clearly states - differently in each case - what it's going to send.

If you have the Event selected…

Event.png



And if you have the Project/Movie selected…

Movie.png




So yeah… not sure how much more "syncratic" they could make it. 🤷🏼‍♂️
 

rexone

macrumors 6502
Original poster
No idea what "idiosyncrasy" or "exact same option" you're talking about when the menu clearly states - differently in each case - what it's going to send.

If you have the Event selected…

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And if you have the Project/Movie selected…

View attachment 2384629



So yeah… not sure how much more "syncratic" they could make it. 🤷🏼‍♂️

Okay, first off... there's no need to be rude when someone asks for advice.

Second, below are the screen shots from my Mac.
First is in editing (media) view, second is in projects view.
Same name yet they achieve different outcomes.
So, go figure...
 

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R S K

macrumors regular
Oct 18, 2022
202
76
Hannover, Germany
I'm sorry, but how exactly was anything I wrote "rude"? 😄

So then either you have an age-old or broken version, since otherwise you clearly do not have different areas selected. If you did, then the "Reveal in Project Media" command would also be active in one or the other, sorry. 🤷🏼‍♂️

But then I guess I also made up my screenshots, hm? 🤔

 

rexone

macrumors 6502
Original poster
I'm sorry, but how exactly was anything I wrote "rude"? 😄

So then either you have an age-old or broken version, since otherwise you clearly do not have different areas selected. If you did, then the "Reveal in Project Media" command would also be active in one or the other, sorry. 🤷🏼‍♂️

But then I guess I also made up my screenshots, hm? 🤔

Perhaps I should have said arrogant.

I am not saying you made anything up. That is a pointless an inflammatory thing to say.
Your posts have now veered across into classic trolling - take the position that you are right and the other person is conspicuously an idiot. Expect them to validate themselves while not doing the same etc. etc.

Just fyi, I'm running FCP 10.7.1 under Ventura 13.5 on a Mac Studio M2 Max.
 
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