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iMovie won't import my Videos!

22830 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 6, 2012 6:57 PM by Homer is King RSS
Sinders99 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jul 15, 2012 7:04 PM

Need some help with iMovie. Converted a number of .avi files on my PC to mp4 format suitable for iPad3. When I open iMovie it says that I have no videos but if I go to Videos app I have heaps of video/movies/podcasts. Location services are turned on already so not that. Videos aren't appearing in camera roll or iPhoto either. Any advice to get these clips in so that I can create a movie would be much appreciated.

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iOS 5.1.1
  • iPadgirl3 Calculating status...
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    Jul 15, 2012 7:16 PM (in response to Sinders99)

    Try connecting to iTunes. Maybe the videos will appear in iPhoto? Or you can go to iTunes>Apps> iMovie and you can import it to our own iMovie and edit there.

  • iPadgirl3 Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Jul 15, 2012 7:24 PM (in response to Sinders99)

    Are they in your camera roll or did you try looking in your camera sd card?

  • iPadgirl3 Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)
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    Jul 16, 2012 7:08 AM (in response to Sinders99)

    Yes, you cannot import Videos on your iPad. They have to be from your photos in your camera roll. You need to go back to your laptop and import them through your photo folder then sync into iTunes but click photos and sync the folder you made.

  • Kiwiphone4 Level 4 Level 4 (1,425 points)
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    Jul 19, 2012 2:56 PM (in response to Sinders99)

    iMovie iOS was designed to edit video shot on the iOS device, so it cannot edit videos in the movies / videos app.


    You need to import the video to the photos app.

    Do this via the photos tab in iTunes, once you open the iPad.

    MAke sure to tick the import videos button.


    OR via the camera connection kit.


    There are many explanations of this in this forum, do a quick search and you will see detailed descriptions.

  • anyusernameleft Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 3, 2012 4:15 PM (in response to Kiwiphone4)

    Nowhere on the App store description does it say iPad iMovie can only edit footage taken on the device's own camera.

    I have put in for a refund because that is blatant mis-selling.

  • Homer is King Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 6, 2012 6:57 PM (in response to Sinders99)

    I hade the same problem getting my Gopro videos into iMovie.  Thanks for the info Kiwiphone4!  It worked great!


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