5 Replies Latest reply: May 23, 2012 3:33 PM by Matthew Morgan
Vamberk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is there any way I can see a list individual video clips in my iMovie Event Library?  I have imported all my video clips (100+) from the iPhoto Library and the import treats it as one item in the Event Library.  I have  used "View" for the appropriate options - but it does not work. It still lookes like one item. I started to work on some movie projects, but it is a frustrating process because I have to go through all the clips to find the right one. Your help will be appreciated.


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  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,595 points)

    You might want to consider using Keywords to tag particular clips.

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH2309

     

    This kind of metadata can be very powerful tool.

     

    If you do a Google search on iMovie Keywords, you'll find a number of articles and video tuturials.

     

    You should also be aware that iMovie should automatically create and even called iPhoto Videos so there shouldn't be a need to import them yourself.

     

    Matt

  • Vamberk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you Matt for your suggestion.  Using Keywords works, but it is also time consuming event (if you have to go back and label/keyword each clip.

    I think I have used incorrect terminology "Import" in my original question.  All I did was is to turn iMovie on that then created an event called iPhoto Videos in Event Library.  Unfortunatelly, this "iPhoto Videos" event containes about 100 clips that I tried to seperate by date - that is all I wanted.  I have paper documentation for each date, so I really do not need keywords in this case.  I can see the use keywords in other instances,  lbut in my case it only creates more work.

    In summary: Is there any other way I can see individual clips in Event library rather then keywording each clip and then use filter feature?

    Thanks,

    Vamberk wrote:

     

    Is there any way I can see a list individual video clips in my iMovie Event Library?  I have imported all my video clips (100+) from the iPhoto Library and the import treats it as one item in the Event Library.  I have  used "View" for the appropriate options - but it does not work. It still lookes like one item. I started to work on some movie projects, but it is a frustrating process because I have to go through all the clips to find the right one. Your help will be appreciated.

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,595 points)

    Let's back up.

     

    Are you not seeing an iPhoto Videos in you Event Library?

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS3124?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

     

    It should be there by default.  You don't have to create it.

     

    Matt

  • Vamberk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Matt, Yes I see iPhoto Videos in my Event Library, bus only as one item (with a subtitle of date range that covers all videos downloaded from my camera).  I have downloaded all pics and videos after 2 months of travelling  You should also know that I have used iMovie for the first time after this trip. So.....I have one item in my Event Library and about 100 clips that this one item covers.  ??...Thanks you!

  • Matthew Morgan Level 7 Level 7 (22,595 points)

    Sorry for taking so long to reply.

     

    I came across this app today at the MAS.

     

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imedia-browser/id404126466?mt=12

     

    I wonder if it could help you if used in conjunction with iMovie.

     

    In the movie tab, it seems to recognize iPhoto events containing movie clips.

     

    Matt