Forum Question: Archiving Video

I’m trying to find the best way to archive video footage from iMovie that isn’t used as often anymore (such as when mt daughter was an infant), but have a way to make it available if I want to use it in a future project. For example, archive everything from 2007 to a data DVD, then later insert the disc, import some of the clips, and add them to my project.

— Lou Valencia

Comments: 3 Responses to “Archiving Video”

    10/29/09 @ 8:12 am

    I just look in the Movies folder and grab both the Events subfolders and the projects files. Archive those and then delete them from your drive. I found that when I put them back, iMovie picked them up again without a problem. But I could also go into the Events folders on the CD and grab individual videos if I needed, of course.

      10/29/09 @ 12:02 pm

      So, how do you get these items onto a data disk? Would you use Disk Utility? I always just back them up using TM and also on a sperate external hard drive…

        10/29/09 @ 2:41 pm

        You could just insert a blank disc and do it in the Finder. Once you let the Finder handle the disk, you can drag stuff to it, and then view it as a folder. Then after you have the stuff in there, burn it. Look up “Burning a CD or DVD in the Finder” in the Finder help.

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