Making iMovie work with the ReadyNAS
Posted by sphardy on the ReadyNAS Forum.
I have come across a method that allows Mac users to archive their iMovie video files to the ReadyNAS and still have them fully accessible in iMovie – thought others might find this useful
In iMovie there is an option to ‘View events by Volume’. If that is enabled, iMovie will show any ReadyNAS mounted shares, but you are not able to drag & drop your events to those shares – as indicated by the ‘!’ symbol next to the share name in iMovie.
To work around this, create a sparsebundle on the share, then mount the sparse bundle from the share. This will create a new volume in iMovie, with the volume name of the sparsebundle, that you can drag and drop events to.
Example command for creating a suitable sparse bundle is as follows (command should be typed on one line):
$ sudo hdiutil create -size 100g -type SPARSEBUNDLE -nospotlight -volname “iMovie Events” -fs “Case-sensitive Journaled HFS+” -verbose iMovieEvents.sparsebundle
(Note this is the same command used to create sparsebundles for use with Time Machine)
Once created – simply copy the sparsebundle to the ReadyNAS, double click to mount and you should see it in iMovie.