Import Media/Record a Video

When a project is created, you can now import your media files to the program. Wondershare Filmora for Mac enables you to import video shot by any type of digital cameras, camcorders, mobile devices, etc. — in all major standard and HD video formats. Or you can directly record your video from your webcam. A Media Library is also provided for you to organize your media clips so that you can easily and quickly catch assets for your projects. Find ways to save and share your recorded or imported video files after edited here.

Import your media files

There are 4 ways to add media clips to the library:

1. Click the Icon in the center of Media Library to add files directly

import media file

2. Click the Plus button to add files

import media file

3. Go File>Import Media>Add Video/Photo Files or Add Audio Files

import media file

4. Drag and drop to the Media Library directly

Record a video file

Apart from the videos shot by your digital devices, you can also directly record from your webcam. Filmora for Mac comes with a built-in video recording feature, allowing you to record videos from your webcam easily.

1. Right in front of the toolbar above the timeline, navigate to the Media Importer iconvideo recording button. Click it to enter the Importer window. In the upper left corner, click the Webcam icon.

2. In the pop up Video Recording window, click the red button to start recording and click it again to stop recording. Then click OK to save the recorded video file.

record video

The recorded video file will be saved into Media Library automatically and you can drag it to the Timeline for editing.

Organize Media Files in Media Library

When all the media files have been imported to the program, you can use the Media Library to organize them.

To select media in the Media Library

  • Select one media file: click the Plus icon on the thumbnail.
  • Select multiple media files: left click and choose all the media files, or press Command and select any files you like, then drag and drop them to timeline directly.

To delete media clips from the Media Library

In the Library, right click on the clip and click Delete.

Note: All the clips actually remain in their original location since they are just referenced in the Media Library. So if you delete a clip from the library, only the reference is deleted. You can still find the actual file in the location where it is stored.

To sort clips in the Media Library by name, duration or type

Click the Sort buttonsort media, and then select Name, Kind, Duration or Date Created.

Click the dropdown windowsort media to classify media files into video, image and audio.

To access sample colors or video

Wondershare Filmora for Mac also provides several sample colors or video, which shows on the Media Library as bellow,

sample video or photo

All folders except the first one can be deleted or add more by clicking the buttonadd or delete a folder. Download the free trial version below:

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