Video Editing Issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by elohimito, Jul 7, 2012.

  1. elohimito macrumors newbie


    Jul 7, 2012
    I use iMovie to edit videos. They are typically 2 hrs in length and I draw from about 16 hrs of footage.

    For my current setup I use an external HD because the raw footage won't fit on the internal.

    I have a lot of issues... With audio/video sync, once I load the clips into iMovie they all seem to be off. Also, it takes forever to load footage into iMovie (like several hours), and finalize/export the finished product (overnight).

    Is this because I'm drawing from the external HD? (I put the iMovie events and iMovie Projects folders on the external HD.)

    Should I get a bigger internal HD to solve this?

    **If anyone else feels like throwing in any other tips I'm all ears! I'm an amateur who will grow, I have just been learning as I go.**

  2. MacDawg macrumors Core


    Mar 20, 2004
    "Between the Hedges"
    Speeds will be faster with an internal drive
    Even faster with an SSD

    However those are very large files and a lot of footage
    They are going to take a lot of time in iMovie regardless
  3. elohimito thread starter macrumors newbie


    Jul 7, 2012
    Do you have a recommended internal HD? Or just anything will do fine...

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