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I have used USB2 7200RPM external drive as storage for videos - capturing them from camera, transcoding to allow slow motion. At that time I used Core Duo Macbook Pro and performance wasn't surprising. But if you have a lot of time then you can leave the Macbook to crunch the videos on external drive.
While I don't have specific stats to share, I was in he same situation this past December - a ton of video to edit in iMovie '11; however, not enough space on the hard drive of my MacBook. I used a USB 3.0 external hard drive for both the events/clips and the iMovie project itself. I experienced no issues whatsoever. In fact, iMovie seemed to run better ...
I haven't used iMovie specifically but I have used Final Cut Pro X. And AFAIK they source media the same way. Generally, it works excellently if you keep the following things in mind: The external drive needs to be "fast enough" (Basically: USB 3 or Thunderbolt)* To save power most external HDDs will enter sleep mode after a certain amount of inactivity. ...
When you delete something in iPhoto it goes to iPhoto's trash. Then from there it goes to the OS X trash. So you need to empty both of those trashes to reclaim the drive space. Also, I use DaisyDisk to see where I have the most space being taken up. They have a free trial, but you will find it invaluable for freeing up drive space. Something I use to move ...
I had this problem and this is how I solved it: Connect camera to iMovie (firewire in my case). On the camera press PLAY. Wait until it starts playing in the iMovie window. Click Import in the iMovie window.
Is there a way to make it smaller? Sure — in iMovie, delete what you don't need and the size of the library will reduce. If you're looking for more detail regarding what is taking up space in your library, you can browse the library with something such as DaisyDisk1 which will show what is using the most space. I don't have anything important in ...
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