2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 22, 2013 6:28 AM by AliM1987
AliM1987 Level 1 Level 1

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)
Solved by AppleMan1958 on Jan 21, 2013 8:05 PM Solved

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.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7

    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.

  • AliM1987 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you very much. That was just what I needed