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Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS® X Digital Media All in One by Robyn Ness

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Chapter 14. Working with Video in iMovie

The focus of this chapter is working with video, from importing video clips to moving them around within iMovie. You'll learn the way that a camcorder can be connected to your Mac and the process of capturing video through that connection. (Capturing video, simply put, is the process of importing digital video footage from a camcorder into a computer.) You'll also learn some of the basics of video editing and working with film clips.

Importing Video from a File

In a few minutes, we'll get into the process of actually capturing video from your camcorder into your Mac using iMovie. But for now, let's import a file that has already been captured into iMovie. Doing so gives us a file to play with for now.

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