1/12/17
10:07 pm

Forum Question: Are There Other Ways To Import Media Into iMovie?

Hi Gary, I’m currently macOS Sierra on a 2012 MacBook Pro with a Core i5 and 8 GB Ram.
I found all your iMovie tutorials very helpful especially the one detailing the differences between iMovie’s ‘Events’ and ‘iMovie’s Library’ but I’m wondering why iMovie only offers my Mac’s ‘FaceTime’ camera or my Mac’s hdd as places to retrieve video & photos?. How can there not be another way to import pictures/Video from my iCloud or iPhone/Photo-stream? or am I doing something wrong?
I’ve also tried to ‘drag and drop’ pictures from my Mac’s ‘Photos’ app to no avail.
Any suggestions you have would be most appreciated!
Thank you, Gary
Scott
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Scott Mackey

Comments: One Response to “Are There Other Ways To Import Media Into iMovie?”

    1/12/17 @ 10:07 pm

    You can bring photos and video right in from the Photos library pretty easily. With “My Media” selected at the top, you should see a list of media sources to the left. If you don’t see if you have the item in the menubar: Window, Show Libraries. That will reveal it. Then you can select your Photos Library. There will be a pull-down menu then where you can switch from Albums to Collections, Moments, etc. You can also search.
    One you find something you want to use from your Photos Library, just drag it down into the project timeline below.

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