Hi again… I just exported to an EHD a smart album full of videos that had imported to my main Aperture library along with my photos. The library the videos were in is a managed library on my hd, but I chose to export this smart album to an EHD as a new library. I see that it exported as an Aperture Library package. Does this mean the library is managed? I just want to clear this up in my mind. I'm assuming yes since I wasn't given a choice to make it either managed or referenced. I think I understand why, but still need to read some more and watch the videos again… and again. ;)
Also, I was given three choices before exporting and one was to consolidate Masters on export. I did check that box. Was I supposed to? I wasn't sure what it meant but it sounded good. I didn't check the box to make previews b/c I wasn't sure I needed them for videos that I wasn't going to do anything with for awhile. Then there was a third box I checked but forget what it was now. Anyway, hope I did this right. These videos were taking up 45 GB of space, so I'm happy to have them moved off to an EHD, yet am glad they're still in an Aperture library that I can go open anytime when I decide I want to do something with them.
One more question about videos… not all of my videos are showing as supported by Aperture, so I have to right click on them to play them with QT. I'm wondering if they can be converted so that they do play in Aperture, or are they a lost cause? They're from an older Canon P&S. My new Canon S95 is supported.
PS… I'm learning so much from the videos and am watching them more than once hoping it'll all sink in, so I'm sorry if I've become a pest. Not trying to be one, just trying to understand what I'm doing so I don't make BIG mistakes, like forgetting to rename all of my files on import which I just realized I did. Ugh. Oh well… moving forward. :)