Filmora - AI Video Editor
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Wondershare Filmora enables you to import standard, HD, and even 4K videos. You can also record a video with Filmora using your computer's webcam or recording your computer screen. You can even record a voiceover with Filmora.

Your media clips - including imported videos, images, and audio files will be shown in the Media Library, where you can access them quickly and easily.

Methods to Import Media Files into Filmora

There are 3 ways to import media files into Filmora.

Check the complete list of supported file formats here.

Method 1

Click File > Import Media. Choose Import Media Files, Import a Media Folder, Import from a Camera or a Phone, or Import with Auto Beat Sync.

Import Media
Import Media

There is also a click entry for Import in the bar next to Project Media.

Import Media from the bar
Import Media from the bar

The Beat Sync operation window will pop up if you click Import with Auto Beat Sync. Click Import Media from the upper left corner.

Import with Auto Beat Sync
Import with Auto Beat Sync

You can click to learn more about Auto Beat Sync.

Method 2

With media selected in the menu bar, click on the first tab Project Media. Click the import media area as shown below, and then choose one or more media files from the pop-up window.

Import from Project Media
Import from Project Media
Method 3

Drag and drop media files into the Media Library.

When you import a media file, Filmora may ask you to create a proxy file to accelerate your editing process.

A proxy file is a second media file smaller than your original file. Usually, more timeline efficiency will be required when the video has a very high resolution.

Creating a proxy file can lower the video resolution in the editing to accelerate the whole editing process without affecting the final export quality.

Create A Proxy File
Create A Proxy File
We recommend selecting Yes to create proxy files for a faster video editing experience.

How to Select Multiple Files at Once

  • Holding down the Ctrl key or the Shift key as you click a file.

  • Ctrl allows you to select multiple files anywhere on your file list, not necessarily next to each other.

  • Shift allows you to choose a group of files next to each other. Click one file, hold Shift and click the last file. All in-between files can be selected.

You only have to have the Ctrl or Shift key held down while clicking. Once you are finished selecting files, you can let go of the key, and the files you selected will remain selected.