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Chapter 14. Working with Video in iMovie > Importing Video from a File

Importing Video from a File

In a few minutes, we'll get into the process of actually capturing video from your camcorder into your Mac using iMovie. But for now, let's import a file that has already been captured into iMovie. Doing so gives us a file to play with for now.

iMovie is designed primarily to work with video that is captured directly from a camcorder on a Mac, but it is possible to take video from a PC and use it in iMovie. One way to do this is simply to ask whoever is giving the video to you from a PC to save it in DV format (NTSC or PAL or SECAM, depending on what country you live in), to a portable FireWire hard drive, and to import it from there.



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