iMovie is a simple, easy to use video editing program that comes free with the Apple operating system (it has no Windows PC version).

Despite its simplicity, iMovie offers many of the same features - dropping clips on a time line, cropping them, adding transitions between clips, etc. - as more advanced video editing programs like FinalCut Pro or Premiere.

Before you start iMovie, if you want to import or capture video off your digital video camera, you first need to connect your camera to the computer, so iMovie will detect the camera and allow you to start capturing video clips.

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