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First to DV Tape, Then to VCR > First to DV Tape, Then to VCR - Pg. 278

Why Export to Tape Note: When you transfer an iMovie back to your camcorder--to a fresh tape, if you're wise--the footage remains in perfect, pristine condition. Remember, however, that there's a downside to doing so: Once you've thrown away the digital video fles from your Mac, you've lost the ability to adjust titles, effects, transitions, and soundtracks. For best results, therefore, transfer footage back to the camcorder either when you're fnished editing the movie, or haven't edited it much at all. Offoading video to reclaim disk space After transferring the movie to a DV cassette in your camcorder, you can throw away the corresponding fles on your hard drive, which frees up an enormous amount of disk space. The space-consuming digital-video clips sit in the Media folder that lurks within the folder for your project (page 103). In other words, the Media folder is the one taking up all the disk space. Still, you may as well throw away the entire project folder (after "backing it up" onto the camcorder), because without the Media fles, the actual iMovie document fle, and the accompanying .mov reference-movie fle, are useless. Transferring Footage to the Camcorder or VCR The actual steps of transferring the project from iMovie back to the camcorder are