I presume that you could view the media when it was on the iMac.
That said, when the video was on the iMac, it would have been in a folder called iMovie Events.
Make sure that it is in a folder of the same name on the external hard drive.
In iMovie, you should be able to see all your drives, internal and external. iMovie will display the contents of the the folder called iMovie Events on each drive.
I recently purchased an external harddrive. I then moved all my video and picture files to that drive, hoping I did it properly and actually grabbed all my video and pictures.
Now that I start up iMovie, I don't see all the footage I had before.
I also read on another thread that iMovie will not work that way? Is that true? Does the media need to be on my iMac?
Please help. Thank you.