How do I import videos into GarageBand?


GarageBand is an audio creation and editing software. It also lets you import video files, allowing for a more comprehensive sound designing experience, particularly compared to video editors such as iMovie . The ability to add background tracks to your film, layer different audio files (e.g. sound effects), and create scores using Royalty Free Apple Loops opens up endless new possibilities for filmmakers, resulting in richer content creation.


  1. Open your GarageBand  project, or if starting from scratch, create a new GarageBand file. 

  2. Once this window has opened, click File from the top menu, then Movie, then Open Movie.

  3. Select your desired video file from its location and then click Open.

  4. The video file will now appear in your GarageBand project. A movie layer and preview window should appear, allowing you to edit your sound files while viewing the video playback in real-time.