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Importing Camcorder Footage Tip: If you turn on your camcorder after iMovie is already running, the program conveniently switches into Camera Mode. (iMovie only does so the frst time you power up the camcorder during a work session, however, to avoid annoying people who turn the camcorder on and off repeatedly during the editing process to save battery power.) Figure 4-6: While you're importing footage, the time code in the upper-left corner of the clip on the Clips pane steadily ticks away to show you that the clip is getting longer. Meanwhile, the Free Space indicator updates itself, second by second, as your hard drive space is eaten up by the incoming footage. The square Stop button does exactly the same thing as