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    Hamster's Avatar
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    Jan 27, 2010
    Why are my files so huge?
    I'm using iMovie HD on a MacBook I believe to be from 2006, running OS (extended journaled ?) Clearly, it's not mine.

    I edited together a 14 minute video that was shot with 3 different cameras. One of the cameras is a Gopro sport cam. Anything from the Gopro becomes ridiculously huge once it is inside iMovie ( a 4 sec. clip is 3 gig). The other cameras are fine.

    So now I have a 14 min. movie that claims to be 110 gig.

    I also don't have a DVD burner on this machine. Most of the methods for getting this movie burned require copying the file, which requires a huge amount of storage.

    Is there any way to convince iMovie HD this file is the size it actually is?

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    pigoo3's Avatar
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    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster View Post
    I'm using iMovie HD on a MacBook I believe to be from 2006, running OS (extended journaled ?) Clearly, it's not mine.
    What do you mean by..."Clearly, it's not mine"...?
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    Jan 03, 2009
    Carson City, Nevada, USA
    MacBook Pro (late 2008), OS 10.6.2, FCE 4.0.1, CS 1
    From what I remember about iMovie, you can export your final project to QuickTime. The QT file will use only the post-editing video. That file should be the "proper" size.
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