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    Feb 09, 2011
    iMovie '09
    Hi! I have an album in iPhoto that has both photos and videos. When I start a new project in iMovie, I drag the album from iPhoto in but only the pictures show up, not the videos. How do I get the videos in? Thanks!

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    Jan 04, 2011
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    what format are the videos? you can encode them with handbrake or mpeg streamclip to a different format which imovie should read.


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    Haven't used iMovie in awhile but I think you can import them (in the iMovie menu). Also, I believe iMovie will automatically build thumbnails of your iPhoto clips (not sure about this--itc has been quite a while). These will appear in the lower left hand portion of your window. The clips can be dragged and dropped into your project.

    I will dig out my MBP and look and post back if I have anything to add.

    EDIT: just checked. You can import using the file menu. But iMovie will automatically (configuration setting?) build an event library of your iPhoto and Aperture video clips.
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    +1 on's the only way to get video into imovie 09 + Drag & drop will not work.

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    Feb 09, 2011
    the importing worked! thanks so much for your help!

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