There's been talks of our media department getting apple macs in the near future, mainly for video editing as imovie suffices for what they need to do, where as windows movie maker doesnt.
The problem I am having is that when logging onto the mac client as a student, imovie opens runs saves etc. But when I log off all the stuff I've just used imovie for gets saved to the local mac in the users folder, rather than in the network home directory, which obviously means that when users move from one mac to another, their videos wont be there.
Is there any way around this? Plus I dont really want the clients to fill up with user home directories?
Sounds like your macs have Force Local Directory ticked in Directory Utilities (Show Advanced Options in Directory Utilities).
If you untick it it should default to the users home directory.
imovie is set as default to store the files locally
the latest imove is a real pain when used on networks as it stores everything locally on the machine, we dont use it here our media department uses Final Cut Studio its expensive but well worth it! this also allows the kids to use industry standard software instead of software thats just used for at home, Final Cut is not that hard to use either out year 10s/11s picked it up in 2 lessons now they use it all the time
We have our iMacs create mobile accounts for our pupils that sync documents in the background.
Provided they log in to the same machine, they don't have stupid login times while tons of video data gets lobbed around, and we get to back everything up on our XServe. It's about as good as it's gonna get with iMovie.