IMovie 08 Import Problems

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Hello,
I am a relatively new Mac user. I am trying my best to get a handle on using iMovie to make some movies to send out to family n such. I need some help I can not for the life of me figure out how to import my videos that I took with my Sony digital camera.
The Videos are already imported and on my hard drive and named in my iPhoto events. Its just when I try to take them and drag them into the iMovie project line or boxes it simply does not drop them into the line of events to work on.......
Please help mr bubble head new mac user cut a couple teeth here =)
Any and all help much appreciated!

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Hey,
thanks.....yeah I understand now that the film or movie clips need to be imported to the iMovie library before they can be processed and worked with. But that was not the problem; the problem was that I am using a Sony point & shoot and the format that the movies are stored in was "mpg" which is not supported by the Mac iMovie software....BUMMER!
So I had to go out on the web and get a converter to change the formatting over from "mpg" to a "dv" format. Then after it's converted to a dv file it can be imported to the iMovie library and I now can work with it.....PHEW....that was a mouth full!
Thanks for your help!
Hope this helps anyone out there!

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