Error importing clip in iMovie, large file still exists somewhere

I'm running the newest version of iMovie and lately I've tried to import large clips from my camcorder only to result in an "Error" when importing.  That's pretty annoying on its own, but to make matters worse, those extremely large files exist somewhere and I have no idea how to find or delete them.  They don't exist in the iMovie Event folder that I created for them.  Are they in some temporary folder?  Because I've tried quitting iMovie and restarting my computer, but those 180GB that have been eaten up on multiple attempts are still missing.

I have the same issue so I called apple care and they were absolutely no help at all. 10.8, iMovie 11 (9.0.7), late 2011 Macbook Air.

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