Import Videos/Images as Clips

The Import Videos/Images as Clips dialog allows you to import still images or movie files into video tracks in your projects. Video tracks are independent from your animatic. They can be put above the storyboard track to display video and image clips over the elements in the storyboard, or underneath the storyboard track to display its clips behind the storyboard.

Movie files can be imported as video clips to be played in your projects. Still images can be imported as static video clip which can be made to last any amount of time.

You can import any image file supported by Storyboard Pro as a video clip. You can also import movie files in QuickTime Movie (.mov) or MPEG-4 (.mp4, .m4v) format which are encoded with the H.264. On Windows only, you can also import Windows Media Video (*.wmv) files, and on macOS only, you can also import QuickTime Movie (.mov) files encoded in Apple ProRes.

Parameter Description

Source Files

Allows you to browse for and select the image or movie files to import as clips.

Destination

Determines in which video track the clips are added.

New Video Tracks

Adds the imported video clips onto their own new video tracks.

Current Video Track

Adds the imported video clips to the currently selected video track.

NOTEThis option is unavailable if no video track is selected.

Clips Duration

If you are importing image clips, this determines the amount of frames each image clip will span over.

Since image clips are just still images being displayed for a set amount of time, you must decide their duration in the animatic. If you are importing movie files, the duration of the video clip will be the duration of the original movie file and this field will be ignored.

The value of this option is in frames. For example, if you want the image clip to last for 1 second, and the frame rate of your project is 24 frames per second, set this option to 24.

Import Rule

When importing in an existing video track, this decides what happens if the clips are imported where videos clips are already present.

NOTEThese options are unavailable if no video track is selected.

Overwrite Existing Sound Clip

If there are existing video clips where the imported clips are supposed to be added, the existing clips will be overwritten.

Fill Next Available Frames

If there are existing video clips where the new clips are supposed to be added, the clips will be trimmed just before the existing clips.