Tutorial : importing clips
The importing clips tutorial is admittedly basic but also
very essential. One of our more common FAQ's is how to get
the clips into iMovie. So, without further adieu (without
further good-bye? We are not sure what that means, but it
is French so it must be fancy) here is how to get the clips
Performance while editing
is dramatically improved when the clips are copied
to the hard drive.
To start a copy, insert the shinyDV CD-ROM and double
click its icon to open a new window. Click on the clips
file and drag the file onto the Movies folder in the
sidebar. Once the pointer changes to the plus sign
release and the copy will initiate. (Clips can be copied
to any area on your hard drive, the Movies folder is
just one option)
After the copy is complete,
open your iMovie project by double clicking on your
iMovie application icon.
Open the Import Clips dialog box by choosing
File>Import from the iMovie menu (or if you really
want to impress the ladies use the keystrokes shift-command-I).
After releasing the File>Import
menu a dialogue box will open.
Navigate to the hard
drive location where you placed your clips and select
the clips you want to import. Several clips can be
selected at the same time by pressing the command
button and clicking on the desired clips.
When you are done with the selections click on the
Open button and the import will begin.
When the import is complete
the individual clips will appear in the Clips Pane
along with any other footage you have already imported.
To use the clips, click on a clip in the Clips Pane
and drag it to the timeline at the bottom of the
screen. Once over the timeline a plus will appear below
your pointer, release the clip and you are ready to