How to Join Clips in iMovie

Wondershare Editor By Mar 16,2017 18:02 pm

Have you ever shot some small video clips and want to join them together into one video footage? Well, in this article, we will introduce how to join/merge your clips in iMovie and its alternative. If you have any better solution, just leave a comment below.


Part 1: How to Join Clips in iMovie

Step 1. Build a new project

First, open up iMovie and click "File" at the main menu, select "New Project" to start a new iMovie project. Then name the project and set the project settings for things like the aspect ratio according to the specifics of the files you want to join using iMovie.

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Step 2. Import video clips to iMovie

Go to "File> Import> Movies". Then a browser will pop up which allow you to select the files you want to bring in. After choosing the target files, click "Import" and all the clips will appear in the Event window, where they may be in several frames depending on how long the clips themselves are.

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Step 3. Join the clips

iMovie allows you to select what section of the clip you want, if not the whole thing. Now you can choose the clips you want to join, drop them into the Project window and arrange the order of them according to your needs. Then when you play through the Project window, you will find that all of the clips are joined together.

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Step 4. Export the new file

Now that all the clips in Project window are play though as one, you can export it so that it will stand as a single clip. To do this, go to "Share" and there are a variety of different options. The common export option is "Export Movie" since it's the most basic way to create new clip. You can also choose "Export using QuickTime", which is just going to allow for a high quality QuickTime file. If you want to send to file to iTunes, select the "iTunes" option, or select "iDVD" if you want to burn a DVD.

Part 2: An easier way to join clips in Mac With Filmora

Wondershare Filmora for Mac(Originally Wondershare Video Editor for Mac) can act as such a reliable video joiner. It enables you to join different types of video clips into a new file seamlessly. After you've joined your videos, this wonderful video editing tool also allows you to directly upload the complete file to the YouTube and Facebook site for sharing, burn to DVD as well as transferring to virtually any mobile device. Learn more >>

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Step 1. Import your media files

Import all the video clips you want to join together. To do this, just choose "File" > "Import Media" option to import your local video files to the User's album. Or you can drag and drop the target files from the computer to this app's album.

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Step 2. Join videos together

Drag and drop these video files from your video album to the timeline one by one. Now you can arrange them on the timeline according to the play order. The slider bar is offered to help you arrange the video files without overlapping them. After that, you can click the Play button to view the effect in real time.

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Step 3. Save the joined video

Click the "Export" button to select one of the export methods. You can go to the "Format" tab to choose your desirable format. If you want to upload the video creation to YouTube and Facebook for sharing, just click the "YouTube" or "Facebook" tab to fill in your account and password to publish it. Alternatively, you can save it on your mobile devices. Watch the video below to see what Filmora can do for you and download it for free now to check out.

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