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My New Mac, Lion Edition by Wallace Wang

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Transferring Video to Your Macintosh

If you have video stored on a mobile phone or camcorder, the first stepis to transfer that video to your Macintosh. Most devices connect to a Macintosh through a cable that plugs into a port, such as the USB port.

You can import video into iMovie from three sources:

  • A video camcorder or mobile phone

  • The built-in webcam

  • Files on your hard disk, USB flash drive, or other external storage device

Transferring Video from a Camcorder or Mobile Phone

Many people capture video using a camcorder or a mobile phone. To transfer video from one of these devices into iMovie, do this:

  1. Connect a cable from your device (smart phone, camcorder, etc.) to your Macintosh. (This cable often comes with your device, but you may need to buy ...

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