Capturing live action


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Capturing live action

iMovie isn't all about importing recorded content; sometimes you just want to be spontaneous, which is why it's so great that iMovie lets you record live video. All you need is an iSight camera, which comes built into all current MacBooks, MacBook Pro's, and iMacs--or any FireWire camera, the same kind you can import DV tape footage from. Being able to record yourself live is great for things like video blogging or on-the-spot reporting, and it's super easy to do. If your Mac doesn't have a built-in iSight camera and if you don't have one of the discontinued stand-alone models that Apple use to make, just connect the FireWire camcorder to iMovie. Actually even if you do have an iSight camera, you might want to use a camcorder anyway to get a better picture.

To make your recording, you can choose File > Import from Camera, or click the Import Camera button found right here in iMovie's window. And just like that, you can now see me live in the lynda.com booth....

Capturing live action
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Capturing live action provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Garrick Chow as part of the iMovie 11 Essential Training

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Video
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iMovie
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