iPhoto Video

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  1. nashyo macrumors 6502

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    I was a Windows user for a long time, and now I'm getting used to the Mac platform. One thing in particular that I enjoy about the Mac OS, is having apps as interfaces for file organisation.

    I have recently noticed that video's I upload to iPhoto can be retrieved from IMovie. So where is the best place to upload video from an iPhone? iMove or iPhoto?
     
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    Over a year later and I still haven't quite figured this one out. I'm sure I've got duplicates all over the place.
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Your movie will probably import into iPhoto. It will then show up in the Events Library, in iMovie, under "iPhoto Videos", as a link rather than another copy.

    iPhoto is the best place for it, as iMovie is more a movie editor rather than the video equivalent of iPhoto.
     
  4. waynep macrumors 6502

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    WHat Dave said . . . . . I found it's common to put videos in iPhoto and then access the iMovie like Dave said. . . works well for me.
     
  5. nashyo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just had a check through the finder. There are duplicates in the iMovie subfolders, as a result of imports from iPhoto.

    Each time a new import event is made in iPhoto, and I THEN open iMovie afterwards, a message pops up asking if I want to actually import the files. These files are definitely being duplicated in that import process. And this would make sense I guess. iMovie would be the place you edit the files, not store them, so a copy would be appriopriate.

    Sometimes I want a more control over these 'decisions'. I want to be the one that decides if a copy is appropriate. The 'it just works' culture, is great, but if I was running out of hard drive space, or if I was editing porn, I would want to know how many copies were on file!
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    Which folders are you finding these copies? iMovie stores it's imports; ie, Events, in the Events Library. You can find the originals of any videos that you import from a camcorder or via the iMovie>File>Import>Import Movies menu in Home Folder>Movies>iMovie Events, but none of my iPhoto movies are in there. They remain in iPhoto.

    When you edit an iPhoto movie in iMovie, it doesn't affect the original in iPhoto.
     
  7. nashyo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    In the iMovie events folder and the iMove Original folder. These can also be found in the iPhoto subfolders (Masters subfolders).

    Definitely duplicates.
     
  8. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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    How are you getting your iPhoto movies into iMovie? The only way that I can get my iPhoto movies to appear in the iMovie Events folder, is to export the movie out of iPhoto, and then import it into iMovie via the File>Import Movies route.

    If I use the movies out of "iPhoto Movies" in iMovie's Events Library, they don't show up anywhere apart from in iPhoto.
     
  9. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    It appears that you are importing the movies more than once. Once they are in iPhoto (or Aperture 3 if you use that instead)... then you should be able to directly access them in the iMovie Events pane, without importing them into iMovie. Do you have an iPhoto folder within iMovie? If so, just select the movies you want to edit as Dave (above) mentioned.

    /Jim
     
  10. HabSonic macrumors regular

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    iPhoto = Photo and video storage.

    iMovie = Edit your clip then export it to iPhoto. Your iPhoto videos will not be considered as events (so no duplicate except if you create a project).
     
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