Importing Multimedia Files

Import Media buttonBefore you can begin editing your video, you need make the files available to AVS Video Editor. This means, that you will need to import your video, audio and image files from your computer hard disk drive into the program. First click the Media Library button of the Menu Panes and then the Import button in the Files and Effects Area. The same can be done using the Import Media option of the File section of the Top Menu.

The Import Media window will be opened:

Import Media window

Select the necessary media files and click the Open button. The selected files will be added to the Files and Effects Area into the appropriate category - Video, Audio or Image:

Files and Effects Area - Media Library view

You can select one of the categories double-clicking it with the mouse or using the drop-down box in the upper right corner. When selected, the category will show all the files of a certain selected type - video, image, audio or colors - available in it. Here is an example of the selected video category:

Files and Effects Area - Video files view

After that you can either import more media files or preview the imported media files or preprocess them before you place them to the Timeline/Storyboard Area.