Forum Question: How Do I Separate iMovie Clips Into Other Projects?

I have videos from my VCR that are in QuickTime format. I have brought the video into iMovie and split the video into clips. I now want to move these clips to another project, to combine into a project with other similar clips. iMovie allowed me to split the QuickTime video into clips, but I cannot determine how to move some of the clips into another project.
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Jack Knott

Comments: 3 Responses to “How Do I Separate iMovie Clips Into Other Projects?”

    11/23/16 @ 10:50 am

    You should be able to drag and drop clips to move them between projects and events in iMovie. See my recent video on this kind of thing:
    http://macmost.com/understanding-imovie-projects-and-events.html
    The question is: did you actually split the clips, creating two clips instead of one? Or is it still one clip that you have just split in the project timeline?
    You don’t necessarily have to worry about this. Clips stored in iMovie can be used in multiple projects.

    Jack Knott
    12/5/16 @ 12:53 pm

    Gary, I watched the video, but am still confused. I want to bring a .mov file into iMovie, then split it into parts (clips?) and take the parts into different projects that I can combine other similar parts from different .mov files. To obtain one movie consisting of different parts from different .mov files.

    Hope you can help.

    12/5/16 @ 1:58 pm

    Jack: Many ways to do it, and no real “wrong” way. Perhaps you are overthinking it.
    Just import it into a new event. That will appear under iMovie Library. Then create as many movies as you need and use the clips from that library as you wish. It may be useful to not think that you are splitting clips into multiple clips. You aren’t. You are just using sections of movies in different projects.
    So you maybe have .mov A and .mov B and they are each 5 minutes long. Then you use from 1:00 to 2:00 of A and 1:30 to 3:00 of B in a project. Then you use from 3:30 to 4:00 of B and 0:45 to 1:55 of A in another. But you still just have A and B in your event.

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