How to Import Videos from iPad to iMovie?

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You can import photos and videos to iMovie from iOS devices such as iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. You just need to connect your device to your mac using the USB cable that came with it. Depending on your Mac setup, iPhoto will open automatically and then close it. Launch iMovie. When you launch it, iMovie will automatically open its own Import Window. If it doesn't open, then click on the little video camera icon located at the left side. You have options to select the video clips to import. You can click 'Import All' button to import all video clips or click 'Import Selected' button to import only some of the clips.

Here are the steps to Import Videos from iPad to iMovie:

  1. Connect your iPad to your computer using the cable that came with it.
  2. When you connect your iPad to computer, it will automatically open the "iPhoto".
  3. If iPhoto opens, close it.
  4. Open iMovie.
  5. Click "Import" button located in the toolbar.
  6. In the Cameras section of the Import window sidebar, select the iPad option.
  7. To preview video, move the pointer left and right across a movie thumbnail in the Import window.
  8. Position the pointer over the preview in the top portion of the Import window to control preview playback.
  9. Click "Play" button.
  10. Choose the event from the "Import to" pop-up menu located at the top of the Import window.
  11. Click "Import All" button.
  12. All your videos will now be imported to iMovie.
  13. Disconnect the iPad after your video is imported.

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