iMovie 09
Intro:
iMovie is a great way to venture into the world of non-linear editing. Non-linear editing is a method that allows you to access any frame in a digital video clip regardless of sequence in the clip. The freedom to access any frame, and use a cut-and-paste method, similar to the ease of cutting and pasting text in a word processor, and allows you to easily transitions, and other effects that could not be achieved years ago.

Importing (getting the video off the Camera):
Set the camera to PC Connect mode  or playback mode, and then connect it to your computer using a USB cable

The Import window opens, displaying all the clips on the device. You can use the playback controls below the viewer to review the contents of the clips.
If the Import window doesn’t open, choose File > “Import from Camera.”

To import only a few of the clips, set the Automatic/Manual switch to Manual, and then click Uncheck All. Select the clips you want, and then click Import Checked.
Choose the disk where you want to store the video from the Save To pop-up menu.
It takes 13 gigabytes (GB) of space to store about one hour of video in standard (DV) format and 40 GB for video in high-definition format (HD), so make sure your disk has enough available storage space for the video you’re importing. 

Choose how you want to organize the imported video in your Event Library:
To add the imported video to an existing Event, select “Add to Existing Event,” and then choose its name from the pop-up menu.
To create a new Event, type a name for it in the “Create new Event” field (for example, “Com Tech commercial Pop tarts”). 

Click OK.

It can take several minutes to more than an hour for iMovie to import the video and generate thumbnail images of each clip, depending on how many minutes of video you have. The circular progress indicator in the Import window shows you how long it might take.

Editing
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