.IMOVIEPROJ File Extension

iMovie Project File

Developer Apple
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What is an IMOVIEPROJ file?

An IMOVIEPROJ file is a video-editing project created by versions 5 and 6 of Apple iMovie, a video editor for macOS and iOS devices. It contains video and audio clips, timeline information, special effects, transitions, text overlays, and chapter markers for exporting to a DVD. Apple replaced IMOVIEPROJ files with .RCPROJECT files in 2007 when it released iMovie '08.

More Information

Apple introduced iMovie in 1999 as part of Mac OS 8. Throughout its different versions, the software has saved projects in various formats. Early versions of iMovie saved files as .IMOVIEPROJECT files, then Apple replaced the format with the IMOVIEPROJ file in versions 5 and 6 (2005 and 2006).

In 2007, iMovie '08 saved projects as RCPROJECT files until iMovie '11 (2010). Then, in 2013, iMovie 10 began storing all project information in .IMOVIELIBRARY bundles with .IMOVIEEVENT files.

NOTE: Because iMovie projects contain the actual video and audio clips used to compose the movie, they are often several gigabytes.

How to open an IMOVIEPROJ file

You can only open IMOVIEPROJ files with version 5 or 6 of Apple iMovie in macOS. Newer versions of iMovie do not support IMOVIEPROJ files.

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Programs that open IMOVIEPROJ files

Apple iMovie (versions 5 and 6)

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