How to sequence iMovie clips by date filmed?

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  1. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    I am a complete newcomer to iMovie - just never got around to archiving old tapes until now.

    However, now I've used iMovie to upload ~140GB of video to my Mac off of, oh, a dozen tapes or so. The problem I have is that the tapes were not uploaded based on the time they were shot, and the tapes themselves have a mix of shoot dates in them.

    What I would like to do is throw all the clips in one folder(right now, I've got one project per uploaded tape) and sequence the clips by date shot, which I know is encoded in the clip somewhere. Then I could break up the clips into time-based projects.

    Does anyone know of any way to do this? Thanks in advance for any help! I just don't know how to get at the time codes without being in iMovie.
     
  2. osprey76 macrumors 6502

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    Were the "old" tapes on digital format (DV) or truly old analog?
     
  3. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

    jsw

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    DV. So I know they contain encoded time stamps... I just don't know how to get to them outside of iMovie.
     

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