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Cutting up a video into different events using iMovie

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I have just imported a large homemade video into iMovie which is just one file but contains footage taken from various holidays I have been on. Is there a way to separate the video into different events under the Event Library? I seem to be having trouble working out how to do it.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,335 points)

    It is possible in the event library, but I would suggest that you do it in an app called MPEG Streamclip. It will be much faster and easier to do it using MPEG Streamclip.

     

    Download MPEG Streamclip here.

    http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html

     

    Drag your large file into MPEG Streamclip.

     

    Now, set your playhead to the beginning of the first event, and type i for in point. move the playhead to the end of this clips, and type o for out point. Then, use FILE/EXPORT TO QUICKTIME. Choose Apple Intermediate Codec as your codec. (Note: if your original clips are in DV, you may wish to stick with DV. Otherwise use Apple Intermediate Codec, and don't change any of the settings. Give it a name and location. You can import this into an iMovie Event using FILE/IMPORT MOVIE in iMovie.

     

    Repeat this until you have all the clips you need.

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