478 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 16, 2006 6:52 PM by jessie
You probably have already tried File - Import, so try this.
First, quit Imovie. Find the Imovie File you want Control-click it, and say "show package contents. It should pop up with a window.
Find the "Media" folder in the window. Drag the quicktime file into the media folder, then open imovie.
A pop-up should say something about unwanted files in the trash, and when it asks you if you want to open the trash, click yes, and find your file, and drag it with the other clips.
Hope it helps.
welcome to this forum
to give you some background info for better understanding in the future:
the file extension".mov" is a bit irritating, should NOT be translated with "movie"! a .mov is just a socalled container, it can contain (sic) many kind of media: stills, music, VR...- and for sure video.
just to impress you, have a look in this list:
Apple's list of formats supported by QT
iMovie is an edit-app meant to work with firewire-connected miniDV camcorders..... you can import "other" files&formats, but then it gets a bit tricky....
so, my usual guess, you're trying to import some mpegs (contained in a .mov file, you don't read .mpg as suffix.....)
some very good advices here, in plain english:
have fun with your Mac!