Importing Your Movie

It's now time for Jennifer to match up her music to a finished video project. She could have exported her movie directly out of iMovie, or she could have chosen to start with a new movie score, but that's OK. The Media Browser inside GarageBand makes it easy to import the movie now.


Choose Track > Show Video Track.

This adds an empty video track at the top of the upper workspace and opens GarageBand's Media Browser.

Track Info button (left) and Media Browser button

The Media Browser button opens and closes the Media Browser. At the top of the Media Browser, you can choose Audio, Photos, or Movies. The Media Browser opened with Movies because you chose Track > Show Video Track.


If your movies aren't in the Movies folder, you can use the Finder to locate your movie and drag it into the video track from the Finder window. If you want the Media Browser to search somewhere other than your Movies folder, you can drag other folders from the Finder window into the top section of the Media Browser.


Using the Finder, locate the Lesson11 folder, and drag it into the upper window of the Media Browser.

Two movies should now show up in the lower window.


Drag into the video track.

This is the final cut of Jennifer's illustration of the Italian brushstroke technique.

The video track is laid down and represented by still images from the video along the timeline. Even though this video has no sound, GarageBand makes a separate audio track for the video below the video track. The video is now available in the preview window to the right of the timeline.


Click the Play button to see what you have so far.

You've still got some work to do.

Apple Training Series iLife '06
Apple Training Series: iLife 06
ISBN: 0321421647
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2006
Pages: 142
Authors: Michael Rubin © 2008-2017.
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