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iMovie: How do I select & save a couple clips taken from a large video file?

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#1 yorocco7


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Posted 14 February 2015 - 03:43 PM

I'm new to iMovie & have a fustrating problem. I looked all over the web & can't find a solution. I have several long raw video files that are 1 hour each. I'm trying to select clips from the raw footage to save them. I can't figure out how to do it the way I was hoping I could. Let's say the clip is 0:00 - 60:00 long. If I want to cut & save section 10:15-11:20 I can't seem to find a way to save just that small piece of the file without deleteing section 0:00-10:14 & 11:21-60:00 then saving the clip since its the only thing left. To make my next edit I have to reload the whole darn raw file again & repeat the steps above. Isn't there a way to take a long vidoe file & make multiple clip/cuts along that file & save just those clips without having to delete everything in front or the clip & after the clip? Seem like an obvious feature to have but I'm not finding it. I have hours of footage to edit if I have to load file-edit- delete section- save clip & repeat process it's going to take forever!!! :-(

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#2 smax013


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Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:13 PM

You should be able to "drag-select" portions of the imported video that you want from the library and the paste that portion into a new "movie" file.

At least, that is how you would do it with the more current versions.

Let me know if that makes sense or not.

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