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Part 10. Getting an iLife > Importing Video Footage into iMovie

Importing Video Footage into iMovie

In iMovie, choose File, New Project.

Type a name for your new movie and click Create.

With your camera connected to the Mac and turned on, click iMovie's Camera switch so that it is in Camera mode.

Click Play below the monitor area to begin viewing the tape in the camera.

INTRODUCTION

With iMovie, your home movies will reach new heights. You can add titles and credits, special effects, music and sound effects, and more. Then you can save your finished creations as small QuickTime files for emailing, high-quality DVD movies, or anything in between. The first step is to bring video from your video camera into iMovie. iMovie can control your camcorder so you can get to the right place on the tape to locate the footage you want. The playback controls work just like the buttons on the camera itself or on your VCR. When iMovie is in camera mode, you can use the controls to play, pause, stop, rewind, and fast-forward the tape in the video camera.


HINT

Trouble in iMovie Paradise

Can't seem to get the camera to respond to iMovie's controls? Check to make sure the camera is in playback mode (VTR or VCR mode) rather than recording mode.


Click Fast Forward to move the tape to the section you want to import.

Click Play again to begin viewing the footage you want to import.

Click Import to start importing footage.

Click Stop when you've imported the footage you want. The video is added to the Clip Shelf.


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