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iMovie: Import Media

iMovie, Version: 10.1.4. Be aware that different versions of iMovie will vary in appearance and functionality. Full Guide: View/Download


Media such as videos, photos, and music need to be imported into the Project before editing can begin.

To import media:
  1. Select the new Library from the Library Panel and click the Import Media button from the Browser.
  2. From the new window, locate to the desired media stored on the computer and click Import Selected for each asset.
Imported media is stored in the Browser. Photos will have a purple bar and camera icon in the top-left corner, audio will appear as a green waveform, and video clips will have a snapshot of the clip.

 Photo   Video   Audio
 example of a photo element    example of a video element   example of an audio element 


The Import Media button will disappear from the Browser once media has been added. To import more media later, navigate to File > Import, or click the button that looks like a down-arrow from the Projects Bar.


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Keywords:workshop, software, production, guide, video, editing, mac, iMovie, import, media, files   Doc ID:85227
Owner:Tommy S.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2018-08-24 15:40 PDTUpdated:2018-10-11 11:54 PDT
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