March 8, 2010

Optional Free Work Session and Media Management


Opening Items

  • EYMF: Submissions are live!
  • SonicFire Pro: Custom Soundtracks (help available)
  • Apple Exemplary Program: That's us!


Media Management with iMovie '09 (Good movie to watch)


Pogue, David: iMovie '09 and iDVD: the Missing Manual (Chapter 4; pp 99-109)


Marking Favorites and Rejects: the First Step for Clearing Space


Select, then Mark as Favorite or Reject:
  • Option-click to Select whole clip
  • Click and Drag to select part of a clip
  • Tip: To play just the Selection, press the / key
  • F (or Star) to mark selection as Favorite (Green Bar)
  • R (or X) to mark selection as Reject (Red Bar)
  • U (Hollow Star) to Unmark
  • Delete Key marks as Reject

Mark as Favorite or Reject in one step:
 
  • Advanced Tools turned on (iMovie > Preferences > General > Show Advanced Tools)
  • Click on the Star (or X) and then drag to select the Favorites (or Rejects)
  • Click on the Star (or X) and then Option-click to mark entire clip as Favorites (or Rejects)
  • Command-drag with one of those tools to Unmark part of clip
  • Option-Command-click to Unmark entire clip

Tip: Click on a colored bar with the Arrow tool to select that portion of a clip

Deleting Footage


To Delete footage from your hard drive:
  • Choose Rejects Only
  • Review to make sure you want them gone
  • Click Move Rejected to Trash Button
  • Empty Macintosh Trash

Space Saver:
  • File > Space Saver
  • Whichever boxes you check will be tossed
  • Boxes are cumulative (all conditions must apply before tossing)
  • Future editing will be limited
  • It applies only to the selected event

Moving Footage to Another Drive


Copy Projects to other Drives
  • Go to Project Library
  • Check to make sure your other drive shows up
  • Drag Project onto Drive
  • Choose Copy project and events

 Move Projects to other Drives
  • Go to Project Library
  • Check to make sure your other drive shows up
  • Drag Project onto Drive
  • Choose Move project and events

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