You can easily add photos and video clips to iMovie from the photo library on your iPad. If you want to open video clips and your iPad is in portrait orientation, then tap "Media Library" button located at the top right corner and then tap the "Video" button located at the media library. If you want to mark a clip as favorite, tap "Find more favorites" and follow the instructions in View and mark clips. If you are looking for a step by step process to add video clips from photo library to iMovie on iPad, read on.
Following are the steps to Add Video Clips from Photo Library to iMovie on iPad:
- Open "iMovie" on your iPad.
- Open the project where you want to add a video clip. Scroll the timeline so that the playhead (the white vertical line) appears.
- Tap "Video" located at the right side above the timeline.
- All your video clips appear in the media library above.
- You have 3 options in the media library. Do any of the following.
a) Tap to select the clip and then tap "Play" button to preview a video clip before adding it to your project.
b) Tap the disclosure triangle located at the top of the media library and then tap "Oldest First" or "Newest First" to sort video clips by date.
c) Tap the disclosure triangle at the top of the media library and then tap "Favorites" or "Unused" to show only unused or favorite clips.
- To add a video cip, do any of the following.
A) Tap the video clip and then tap the arrow to add an entire clip to your movie project.
B) If you want to trim the video clip before you add it, then tap the video clip and drag the yellow trim handles to select the small portion of the clip which you want to add and then tap the arrow.
C) If you want to add the video clip's audio only, then tap the clip and then tap "More Options" (3 horizontal dots) button and then tap "Audio Only" button.
D) If you want to add a video clip as an overlay, then tap the video clip and tap "More Options" (3 horizontal dots) button and then tap any one of the following options i.e. "Cutaway", "Picture-in-picture" or "Split-screen".