Import Footage to iMovie

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You're watching VisiHow. In the previous tutorial, we trimmed video clips. This is a tutorial on how to import photos and videos to an iMovie project on the Mac.

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Steps

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    First, click the "Projects" panel
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    Then, double-click an existing project to open it
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    If you don't have an existing project, you can always create one. iMovie is going to show you "My Media" panel. Then on the left side, you will have specific events at which you can look.
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    Click "Photos Library"
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    "PROJECT MEDIA" is the particular project on which you are working. It is located in the "LIBRARY" section.
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    You can sort your "Photos Library" further by clicking "My Albums"
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    iMovie will show you that you or the photo program has created.
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    Click "My Albums"
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    Then, click "Albums" twice from the list to look at albums in general
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    Then, click "Years"
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    You can click on "All Years"
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    In our case, photos from "2014" and "2015" will be visible. These are the two years that the program has generated.
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    Let's click "2015"
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    You can sort further by clicking "All"
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    Then, click "Photos"
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    You can also choose to see just videos by clicking the same list in "Videos"
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    Now, click "Years"
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    You can click "Collections"
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    You can click "Moments"
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    You can also click "Faces"
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    Then, you can select if there is a specific person for whom you want to get photos
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    You can also look at "Places"
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    The photos in "Places" section are these tagged places where you've taken photos and videos.
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    For this tutorial, let's tap on "Middlesex County and Jamaica"
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    Once you've selected a place, you can add photos to the project by clicking the "+" icon
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    You can also drag and drop a photo
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    If there is a piece of a medium that you'd like to import that is not inside of "Photos Library", you can do that by clicking the arrow pointing down
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    iMovie will read "Import video from a camera or folder on your computer".
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    You can also click "File"
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    Then, click "Import Media" or press "command" + "I"
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    Click the device that has the file
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    In this case, it will be "FreeAgent GoFlex Drive".
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    Then, go to an appropriate folder
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    In our case it will be "tbilisoba".
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    Next, click the file
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    Once you have done that, you can click "Import Selected"
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    The chosen file will now become a part of the "PROJECT MEDIA"
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    Then, you can choose what pieces of it to add to the timeline by selecting a clip
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    When you select a clip, you only have to click on the "+"
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This has been a VisiHow tutorial on how to import photos and videos to the iMovie project on the Mac. If you're having trouble importing photos and videos to the iMovie project on the Mac, then simply leave your questions, comments, or suggestions in the area below; and we'll do our best to get back to you. Thanks for choosing VisiHow! Have a great day!

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