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chapter 4 Camcorder Meets Mac P hase 1 is over. You've captured the raw footage on your camcorder, you've now assembled the ingredients you need, and you're ready to enter the kitchen. Now it's time for Phase 2, the heart of this book: editing your footage on the Mac using iMovie.This chapter introduces you to both iMovie and FireWire, the high-speed cable system that transfers footage from the camcorder to the Mac, gives you a tour of the iMovie window, and walks you through your frst transfer. iMovie HD: The Application So far in this book, you've read about nothing but hardware--the equipment. In the end, however, the iMovie story is about software, both the footage as it exists on your Mac and the iMovie program itself. iMovie on a New Mac If you bought a new Mac since the spring of 2005, iMovie HD is probably already on your hard drive. Open the Macintosh HD iconApplications folder. Inside is the icon for iMovie itself. If you plan to use iMovie a lot, consider adding its icon to your Dock, if it's not there already. (Just drag its icon there.) iMovie for an Existing Mac If your Mac didn't come with iMovie HD, you'll have to buy it as part of the $80 iLife '05 software suite, a DVD containing the latest versions of GarageBand, iMovie, iTunes, iPhoto, and iDVD. (It's available from Apple's Web site, or popular Mac mail-order sites like and chapter4:camcordermeetsmac 85