[MacDV] Question about archiving iMovie projects

Gerhard gerhardk at mac.com
Wed Sep 21 15:30:56 PDT 2005

I would keep them in the future there may be playable formats that  
will take advantage of the higher quality DV format as opposed MPG2  
on your disks.


On Sep 21, 2005, at 6:26 PM, Patty Winter wrote:

> Once I've made a full-resolution QuickTime file of an iMovie
> project, is there any reason for me to keep the original iMovie
> media files? I have some movies that are 1.5 hours, so they're
> 18GB each. Right now, that means 36GB per movie, since I have
> both the original and final files. Do I need them both?
> I'm even wondering whether I need to keep the full-res QT files
> after I've made DVDs from them. The 18GB gets squeezed down to
> 4.7GB on the DVD, so if I ever need more copies, I might as well
> just copy that DVD, right? I'm never going to regain the original
> resolution with consumer-grade DVD recorders, unless at some
> point in the future a capacity other than 4.7GB becomes common.
> Patty
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