Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 2:10 PM (in response to Nestor Holynskyj)
I guess you have one large file. What you see in the Events window is a bunch of previews. A slider will show more or fewer of these previews. They are still only one file or clip.
Do this> Hold down the option key clicking on one of the previews and drag it to the Project window. The entire file should move.
There is also a slider below the Project window Move it left and right to see what looks best for you movie.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 20, 2012 7:54 PM (in response to panoramaBobl, Bob Thompson2)
Thanks for the tip, Bob, but unfortunately it doesn't seem to work. I click on one of the previews (it is highlighted with a yellow marker). Then I click while holding the Option and drag to the Project window. I then get an eternal spinning beach ball (it's been spinning for at least two hours so far). The Project window remains blank.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2012 12:32 AM (in response to Nestor Holynskyj)
Nestor Holynskyj wrote:
… have a large video file (1.4 GB) that I would like to edit. It's a .mov file. …
that doesn't mean anything - mov is just a media-container or 'wrapper'.
can contain anything, anything that makes iM stumble.
iM is meant for camcorder imports, therefor transcodes into an intermediate format, AppleIntermediateCodec. (and puts it into a mov).
use tools such as Mpeg Streamclip to convert your file into a aic.mov.
file-size will increase (enormously…), but is now optimized for processing in iM.