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Moving events to a different hard drive

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Video: Moving events to a different hard drive

Video footage takes up a lot of space, and as you continue to add footage into iMovie, you might find your hard drive starts getting full pretty quickly. The first option you have is to store your footage on a second hard drive, or even move existing events to another hard drive. We have already seen that when you import footage, iMovie lets you choose on which drive you'd like to save that footage. So what I want to show you here is how to move existing footage to another drive. I have three internal drives connected to this Mac. Let's say I want to move by surfing events to another drive to free up room on the first drive. First of all, if you don't see your drives listed in the Event Library, click the drive icon up here in the right-hand corner.

Moving events to a different hard drive

Video footage takes up a lot of space, and as you continue to add footage into iMovie, you might find your hard drive starts getting full pretty quickly. The first option you have is to store your footage on a second hard drive, or even move existing events to another hard drive. We have already seen that when you import footage, iMovie lets you choose on which drive you'd like to save that footage. So what I want to show you here is how to move existing footage to another drive. I have three internal drives connected to this Mac. Let's say I want to move by surfing events to another drive to free up room on the first drive. First of all, if you don't see your drives listed in the Event Library, click the drive icon up here in the right-hand corner.

Any available drive, internal or external, that you have connected to your Mac should show up. So you can see I have my main Macintosh hard drive right here, and I also have a Drive A and a Drive B. So let's say I want to move a couple of my events to one of my other drives, maybe this live in booth footage here. All you need to do is simply grab that and drag that to the other drive, and you see a Plus symbol appears. The Plus symbol indicates to me that I'm going to be copying this footage to that drive. So when I release my mouse, I am actually going to end up with two copies of this footage.

But I actually want to remove this footage from my Macintosh hard drive and move that to Drive A. So I am actually gong hold down the Command or Apple key on my keyboard as I drag. Notice you don't see a Plus symbol this time, but when I release, you see the message that we are moving files to Drive A, and now in Drive A we see live in booth. Here is that footage. And notice that it's no longer appearing under my Macintosh hard drive. I'll still have my other events here, but my booth footage is now on my Drive A. So that's all there is to that.

I have now freed up that space that those events were taking up on my main hard drive. Now if you are using an external drive, just be aware that if you disconnect that drive, any clips you are using from events on that drive won't show up. You can still view the project you're working on if you have footage from your main hard drive in there, but when you come across footage that's on that second drive, you won't see it. So you want to make sure to keep all of your iMovie drives connected when you're working with iMovie. The good news is that hard drives are always getting less and less expensive, so adding additional storage space for your iMovie events shouldn't be too much of a financial burden.

But if you are really aching for space, you can always start deleting unused footage. We'll talk about that in the next movie.

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iMovie 11 Essential Training

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  1. 1m 44s
    1. Welcome
      45s
    2. Using the exercise files
      59s
  2. 1m 6s
    1. Making sure you have the latest version of iMovie
      1m 6s
  3. 19m 13s
    1. Types of connections
      1m 58s
    2. Importing from a tape-based camera
      5m 40s
    3. Importing from a memory-based camera
      4m 8s
    4. Importing from a digital still camera
      3m 31s
    5. Importing from other sources
      2m 24s
    6. Capturing live action
      1m 32s
  4. 11m 55s
    1. Interface overview
      2m 8s
    2. The Event Library and Event Browser
      4m 9s
    3. Selecting and adding clips to a project
      3m 3s
    4. The toolbar
      2m 35s
  5. 23m 53s
    1. Organizing events
      4m 28s
    2. Rating clips
      3m 26s
    3. Advanced rating tools
      2m 34s
    4. Tagging with keywords
      5m 6s
    5. Automatically finding people in your clips
      2m 15s
    6. Moving events to a different hard drive
      2m 15s
    7. Deleting unwanted clips from your hard drive
      3m 49s
  6. 26m 40s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 36s
    2. Adding clips to the project
      5m 46s
    3. Trimming and slip edits
      3m 40s
    4. Fine-tuning clips
      2m 6s
    5. Splitting clips
      3m 0s
    6. Cropping and rotating
      5m 11s
    7. The advanced Edit tool
      2m 14s
    8. Using a traditional timeline
      2m 7s
  7. 51m 55s
    1. Creating and adjusting still clips
      3m 22s
    2. Incorporating photos
      5m 48s
    3. Adjusting color
      5m 51s
    4. Using transitions
      9m 5s
    5. Adding titles
      4m 1s
    6. Using one-step effects
      2m 14s
    7. Stabilizing video
      5m 7s
    8. Using green screen effects
      7m 0s
    9. Creating movie trailers
      9m 27s
  8. 36m 21s
    1. Adjusting audio levels and position
      6m 8s
    2. Adding music and sound effects
      7m 15s
    3. Adding background music
      6m 48s
    4. Adding a voiceover
      5m 4s
    5. Extracting audio from other clips
      2m 58s
    6. Editing to the beat
      8m 8s
  9. 35m 11s
    1. Exporting to iTunes
      4m 58s
    2. Exporting to the Media Browser
      3m 37s
    3. Sharing to iDVD
      51s
    4. Publishing to a MobileMe web gallery
      4m 26s
    5. Publishing to YouTube, Vimeo, and iReport
      4m 39s
    6. Publishing to Facebook
      2m 49s
    7. Exporting QuickTime movies
      2m 29s
    8. Exporting a project for Final Cut
      2m 26s
    9. Changing published projects
      57s
    10. Finalizing your project
      2m 5s
    11. Moving a project to another Mac
      5m 54s
  10. 41s
    1. Goodbye
      41s

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