Importing Media

Wondershare Filmora9 enables you to import standard, HD, and even 4K videos. Or, you can record a video with Filmora using your computer's webcam or by recording your computer screen. You can even record a voiceover with Filmora.

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

In this tutorial you will learn how to:

Import Videos, Images, or Audio

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, or Import from camera or phone.

Method 2: Click “Import Media Files Here”, then choose one or more media files from the pop-up window.

Method 3: Drag and drop media files into the Media Library.

While importing a media file, Filmora may ask you if you want to create a proxy file to accelerate your editing process. A proxy file is a second media file that is smaller than your original file due to having a lower resolution. This makes it easier to edit with, and then when you export your final video the full quality original media will be swapped back in. We recommend selecting “Yes” to creating proxy files for a faster video editing experience.

Tip: How to select multiple files at once

If you hold down the CTRL key or the Shift key as you click a file, you’ll be able to continue selecting more files.

CTRL allows you to select multiple files that are anywhere on your file list, not necessarily next to each other.

Shift allows you to select a group of files that are next to each other by clicking one file, and then holding Shift and clicking the last file. All the files in-between are then selected.

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

Record Videos with Filmora

You can record a video in Filmora from your Webcam, or you can record your PC screen. You can also record a voiceover. Follow the steps blow to learn how:

  • Record from Webcam:
  • To use this feature, make sure your webcam is connected to your PC properly.

    Click the Record button in the upper left of the Media Library panel. In the Capture Video window that pops up, click Record to start recording and click it again to stop recording. Then, click OK to save the recorded video file to the Captured files folder.

    The recorded video file will be added to the Media Library automatically and so you can simply drag it into your Timeline.

  • Record PC screen:
  • Choose "Record PC Screen" from the Record menu and the Wondershare Screen Recorder window will pop up. In this window, you can set the aspect ratio of your video and the portion of the screen you want to record. Click the Rec button to start recording, and press F9 to stop recording. The recorded video file will be added to Media Library automatically so you can drag it into your Timeline easily.

  • Record voiceover
  • Choose "Record a voiceover" under the Record menu, and make sure your microphone is connected to your PC properly. Click the Record button and you’ll have 3 seconds before the recording starts. An audio track will be added to the timeline while you are recording.

    Organize Media Files

    Filter Media by Video, Image, or Audio

    You can filter your files according to file type here:.

    Sort Media by Date, Duration, or Name

    Sort your files by Name, Duration, or Date Created and choose whether to list them in Ascending or Descending order here: 

    Locate media

    Locate media files you have imported by typing their names into the Search bar