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Chapter 3. iMovie > Import video footage into iMovie

Import video footage into iMovie

1.
Click the “Play” button to preview the video footage in your camera.

2.
When you see the scene you want to import, click the “Import” button (shown above). The “Import” button turns blue when it is selected and importing files.

3.
To stop importing, click the “Import” button again. Each time you start and stop importing, iMovie places that segment of video, called a “clip,” into one of the square slots in the Clips Pane.

If you have plenty of disk space, you can just let the camera run. iMovie will detect scene changes, import the individual scenes as separate clips, and place each one in the Clips Pane. If you need to conserve disk space, preview the entire tape and import only the scenes you definitely want to use in your movie. Of course you can always delete a clip after it's imported (see the next page).

To recover a clip from the Trash, drag it from the “iMovie Trash” window to the Clips Pane.


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