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Using iMovie HD - do you need to clean up?



After editing a movie in iMovie is there something you need to do to clean up the HDD? Some have said you need to rebuild the desktop!? Some say re-install OS X when you get a chance?! Some say to optimize the system...

does using iMovie really muck up the system?


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Jul 22, 2003
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Your Mac's Specs
20" iMac C2D 2.16ghz, 13" MacBook 2.0ghz, 60gb iPod vid, 1gb nano
Professional Video Editor's usually reformat the system twice a week.

If you are just using basic iMovie editing just erase the iMovie trash whenever you are done and don't leave movie files on the computer when you don't need them