1. sicario666's Avatar
    How do I save my project when using imovie? I've looked at a few YouTube videos and read a few articles searched on Google. I still can't get any solid answers. Anything helps. Thank you.

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    03-09-2014 01:42 PM
  2. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    iMovie automatically saves your work.


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    03-09-2014 01:46 PM
  3. sicario666's Avatar
    iMovie automatically saves your work.


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    My wife is working on a project for her dad's retirement party. She wants to know where it actually saves. Seeing the actual file helps the mind. Does it save to the MacBook or to the cloud?

    53N7 FR0M M4 0N3 MAX
    03-09-2014 02:23 PM
  4. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    My wife is working on a project for her dad's retirement party. She wants to know where it actually saves. Seeing the actual file helps the mind. Does it save to the MacBook or to the cloud?

    53N7 FR0M M4 0N3 MAX
    I believe it's the files are stored in user>Movies>iMovie Library. I believe you can also use the export feature to move it on an external drive as well. However don't quite me on this as I'm an iMovie novice and have only messed around with it.


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    03-09-2014 02:33 PM
  5. Beyond Fire's Avatar
    I believe the files are stored in user>Movies>iMovie Library. I believe you can also use the export feature to move it on an external drive as well. However don't quote me on this as I'm an iMovie novice and have only messed around with it.


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    Oops double post


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    03-09-2014 02:33 PM
  6. sicario666's Avatar
    Here's what she sees.http://<a href="http://s767.photobuc...&#91;/IMG]</a> There's nothing in those folders

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    03-09-2014 03:58 PM
  7. cinematicme's Avatar
    Here's what she sees.http://<a href="http://s767.photobuc...uj.png</a></a> There's nothing in those folders

    53N7 FR0M M4 0N3 MAX
    I believe it's all stored in the iMovie Library file itself like Aperture stores all your pictures in an Aperture Library file.

    Once you import it it's all stashed in the library, you aren't going to get any type of fine tune control or RAW file view unless it's Final Cut Pro


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    03-09-2014 04:19 PM
  8. sicario666's Avatar
    Ok. I'll relay the message to her. Looks like I'll be buying final cut soon. Thanks for the help

    53N7 FR0M M4 0N3 MAX
    03-09-2014 07:24 PM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I'm not 100% sure but if the iMovie library works anything like the iPhoto library, you should be able to right click on the iMovie library "file" and select something like "view package contents" and it will open up another Finder window showing you the underlying folder structure.
    I'm also guessing that within iMovie there's probably an option for "show in Finder" which will show you exactly where your file is in the above mentioned package contents.
    03-09-2014 08:39 PM
  10. cinematicme's Avatar
    Ok. I'll relay the message to her. Looks like I'll be buying final cut soon. Thanks for the help

    53N7 FR0M M4 0N3 MAX
    Make sure that's something you need to do, I use it for actual production work. It's a $299 program. I use it for work so it's an investment, for you it may or may not be


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    03-09-2014 08:57 PM
  11. Blue Shift's Avatar
    In short, you don't. The project file itself is auto-saved, and is of no value to you except for editing.

    For consumption, you need to export/publish the video. You can do this under File->Share->File... (or whatever option you prefer under share) or using the Share icon.

    That's not much of a different workflow than FCP by the way.

    How do I save my project when using imovie? I've looked at a few YouTube videos and read a few articles searched on Google. I still can't get any solid answers. Anything helps. Thank you.

    53N7 FR0M M4 0N3 MAX
    03-11-2014 06:10 AM

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