You will be using a Firewire
drive to back up you work after each session.
Creating your movie file:
*Open up iMovie and select File
in the menu bar and then New Project
*Choose a distinct and descriptive filename to save your work.
*Click on OK/Save to the Desktop
Capturing from Camcorder to iMovie:
*Ask the lab assistant for a "MINI-DV TO FIREWIRE CABLE" to connect your camcorder to the computer (any mac in the lab).
*Turn on the camcorder to VCR (playback) mode.
*Move the button in the middle bar of the iMovie screen from the scissor icon to the camera icon. You should see a message saying “Camera Connected.”
*Rewind to the beginning of your tape.
*Press play, when the first clip of your movie appears, click on IMPORT
*Allow film to fully import itself into iMovie
*When it is done (when your image stops playing) press stop.
*Move the button in the middle of the screen from the camera back to the scissor mode.
*Drag the “clips” that appeared on the right side of the screen (they’ll look like little slides) down to the blank banner at the bottom.
*Save your work!
*After all your work is saved, drag your file to the firewire drive to back up your work.
Editing your iMovie:
*Take the firewire drive with your file on it and plug it into any mac computer in the lab.
*Once the firewire drive is hooked up to the computer, find your file and drag it onto the desktop.
*You will be editing your film on the computer hard drive, but you will always back it up to the firewire drive when you have finished a session.
*There is an extensive help system in iMovie, which you can get to through the menu bar at the top of the screen. Click on the tutorial section of the Help menu, and it will lead you through different directions on how to edit your film and create numerous different effects.
Here are a few common tasks:
Finished editing your movie?
*Select the folder made for your final class projects .
*Pick a descriptive name for your project including the name of at least one group-member and the title of the film
You’re done. Congratulations!
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