1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 11, 2013 9:43 AM by sterling r
John Comeaux Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hello, about 48 people have 'viewed' my original discussion, but no one has anwered it. I fear that when I wanted to add to the details, I should not have used "reply" because i think people assumed the reply was the answer. It ws just more steps I tried.

This should work, according to the article i was reading

The apple tech note is here: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4792

but i am stymied in the import step

my original post is here: https://discussions.apple.com/message/22930719#22930719 it is titled How to put movies from iMac to iPad


i would be happy either way, move files to iPad, and edit them there, or movie trailers to iMovie on mac and play with them there.


Can you help? I have plenty of RAM, plenty of disc space, no problems connecting.

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • sterling r Community Specialists Community Specialists (6,350 points)

    Hello John Comeaux,


    Thank you for using Apple Support Communities!

    It sounds like you are wanting to import a trailer you started on your iOS device to iMovie on your Mac but the item is grayed out when you are in iMovies File>Import>iMovie for iOS Project.

    It looks like that function is intended for Projects, and not for Trailers with info from this article:

    iMovie for iOS (iPad): Export a project to iMovie for OS X


    You can export a project (but not a trailer) you create in iMovie for iOS to iMovie for Mac, where you can continue to work on it.

    It appears this is expected behaviour.

    If you would like to watch your trailer on a Mac you can share the project to the Camera Roll and then import that file to the computer the same way you would import other video.

    iMovie for iOS (iPhone, iPod touch): Share projects and trailers to the Camera Roll



    All the very best,