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    iMovie and hard drives

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    iMovie and hard drives
    I am trying to upload videos from my camera tapes. I have bought a new 500gb hard drive which is connected. The mac hard drive is pretty full. Why is it that even though I choose to upload to my separate hard drive when importing it still stops during the importing to tell me that my start up disk is almost full and that stops my uploading?

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    iMovie and hard drives
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    2011 MBP, i7, 16GB RAM, MBP 2.16Ghz Core Duo, 2GB ram, Dual 867Mhz MDD, 1.75GB ram, ATI 9800 Pro vid
    What version of iMovie?
    CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

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    iMovie and hard drives

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    it is a previous version...iMovie HD v 6.0.4....simce my old G4 powerbook doesn't support latest version.

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    iMovie and hard drives
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    When you create a project, you choose which drive to place that project onto. That project is a folder hierarchy and the DV content you are importing should end up in that project folder. So, if that project is on the external drive, then I don't understand why you would get the error. Perhaps there is some overhead occurring that uses the internal drive, but I don't think so.

    So, if you can navigate in the Finder to the external drive and see your project there, then your only option would seem to be to clean up your internal drive a bit. OS X it self needs some breathing room on its startup drive.

    One last ditch option might be to remove the iMovie preferences file and see if that somehow (magically) fixes the problem when it is automatically recreated.
    CameraTime - Time lapse photography for novice and advanced users.

    When asking questions, post the version of your software. You'll receive better answers.

    Please post your results to the thread as it is good feedback.

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