Move iMovie Events to Synology NAS on Mac OS X

‘I’d found a lot of info on the net about using symlinks to allow iMovie to see network disks, but this always seemed like too much of an effort.’

‘I was shocked to find that iMovie ’09 would not allow storing event libraries on networked disks. The AFP volume would show up, but remain non-functional with a yellow exclamation sign.’


Have you ever lost the files in Synology NAS from iMovie? From the two related questions above, we know that some troubles will always be there when we importing some projects to NAS, iMovie is surely included. Normally, with the format limitation of iMovie, etc, it will a little harder to transfer files to NAS for playback.

While for NAS, it is a powerful Network Attached Storage gear that acts as your personal could service, which will make the file streaming even more convenient. But it does have some limits to play iMovie projects successfully. So in this case, a powerful iMovie to NAS converter—Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is highly recommended for all users. It can convert almost all incompatible video formats to H.264 MP4, which can be the best one for NAS.

Notes: With the latest version of this program, it can better support the H.265/HEVC videos encode/decode. For example, how about playback H.265 videos to NAS? You won’t be disappointed with that.

Steps on transferring iMovies files to Synology NAS smoothly:

Step 1.Free download this converter on Mac, open the main interface and hit the ‘Convert’ button to get the all the original files loaded in. Or we can easily drag the source projects into the program too.


Step 2. After loading successfully, go to the Format bar then choose “HD Video”>”H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)”. Any options encoded by H.264 under “HD Video” will output as H.264 High Profile, which will totally maintain the sharp quality of the original files.


Step 3. Actually, the default settings of this “H.264 HD Video (*.mp4)” option is already the best choice. But for some users whose videos are 4K and want to maintain the 4K quality, clicking “Settings” to make the default Size (pix) to 3840*2160 will realize this goal. Just suit yourselves!


Finally, let’s go back to the main interface to hit the ‘Convert’ item to get the work started. With this strong iMovie to NAS transferring assistant, just enjoy play your projects in NAS after editing in iMovie.

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