Hi guys, 1. I want to get back to the raw footage. Due to work changes, in a year or so I might be moving way from mac to (arrgh!) Windows or even Linux. 2. Ancient history: I don't think I've EVER loaded movies directly onto my computer, but have instead imported them all into iMovie. Even back in the original iMovie days. Did iMovie ever change the codec, condense the footage, or lose any information at all when storing the raw clips? 3. I've not been paying much attention to my iMovies and haven't been doing much movie editing for years. I opened iMovie a while back (6 months? A year?) and it took quite a while to load. It was copying something. Then today, for the first time in years, I looked in the MOVIES OS folder to see 2 old folders called iMovie Projects and iMovie Events, and now 2 new folders iMovie Library.imovielibary and iMovie Theater.theater. When did this change? Did it automatically copy all my movie events and projects and rename them when I opened it ages ago? If so, which would be the safer raw clips to go and grab? At this stage I just want to be able to grab all my raw footage and just use operating folders as the filing system by date. It's time to start weaning myself off iMovie and going vanilla, at least to archive and store the raw unedited clips. What's the best way to do that? Finally, if I did want to go and edit the raw clips into a project, what would you use? (Trying to stay platform independent.) Da Vinci Resolve or Kden live or Openshot? What's your thoughts on going platform independent? The free Da Vinci Resolve doesn't do 4k, not that I'm into that yet but one day... Thanks all, you guys rock!