Any time you’re importing from a tape-based camera, that means that you'll be importing footage into iMovie in real time, meaning that any footage you want to import has to be played back at the same speed it was recorded. An hour’s worth of footage will take one hour to import. This video shows you how to open iMovie’s Import window to selectively import footage from tape-based cameras, as well as how to import the entire tape.
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- [Voiceover] In this video, I'm gonna show you…how to import footage recorded on a DV camera…that's using mini-DV tape.…Any time you're importing from a tape-based camera,…that means you'll be importing footage…into iMovie in real time,…meaning that any footage you want to import…has to be played back at the same speed it was recorded.…So we're here in my freshly installed copy of iMovie,…and I currently have no video content to work with.…To import footage from my DV camera,…I need to connect it to my Mac via a firewire cable,…which I've already done,…but I haven't turned the camera on yet.…When you do turn on your camera,…you'll need to set it to VTR mode,…which may also be called VCR…or playback mode on your camera.…
It's often the same mode used to…watch your footage on the camera itself.…Once you do so, iMovie should automatically recognize…that you've turned the camera on.…So I'm gonna go over to the Media tab,…and I'll talk more about these tabs a little bit later,…but this is where you can find any content…
- What's new in iMovie 10.1.2?
- Importing video
- Browsing events
- Adding clips to a new iMovie project
- Organizing and rating clips
- Trimming video
- Splitting, inserting, and connecting clips
- Creating still clips
- Adding photos, transitions, and titles
- Adjusting video speed
- Applying special effects
- Adding music and sound effects
- Sharing movies
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1. Import Video
2. Understand the Interface
Interface overview5m 28s
3. Organize Clips
4. Edit Video
5. Work with Photos, Transitions, Titles, and Effects
6. Work with Audio
7. Share Your Movies
Export to iMovie Theater6m 24s
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