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How to sort clips using favourites in iMovie for iPad

Pick out the best footage from your shoots to make editing your movie a simple affair

If you capture a lot of video clips with your iOS device or video camera, it can be a pain to sort through them when you decide to compile the best bits into a movie. You can give yourself a head-start on knowing what should be left on the cutting room floor, however, if you have marked your most impressive clips as Favorites.

Various filtering options in iMovie will then enable you to isolate these highlights from the rest of the action,t whether you’re reviewing clips in the Video browser or editing a project. Whenever you have a gap to fill you can also differentiate between Favorites you have already used in your movie and those that don’t have a role yet. Follow our script to find out how.

Step-by-step: View only your top clips


1 Browse your Favorites

In the Video browser tap on the small triangle in the top-right. Then select Oldest First or Newest First. Finally tap Favorites. Only Favorited clips should now appear in the browser.


2 Favorites under Project

In the Project screen tap All. A menu will appear over the clip selection window. Select Favorites and tap outside the menu to clear it. Then scroll through your chosen clips.


3 Back to Favourites

Tap the Back arrow in the Project screen to access another menu. Select Favorites to show all your best clips or either iMovie Media or Camera Roll to limit your selection.


4 Find more Favorites

If a clip you want isn’t shown under Favorites in the Project screen, tap All. Then choose Find more favorites to open the Video browser. Find the clip, Favorite it and tap Done.