Step 1. Connect camcorder to Mac
Turn on the camcorder and set it to VTR or VCR mode. Open iMovie and connect the camcorder to Mac with cable. Then up pops the Import window (if the Import window doesn't open, choose File > Import from Camera).
Step 2. Set the Automatic/Manual switch
Automatic imports all of the video on the tape, and rewinds the tape again. If you use this option, click OK. Manual enables you to import only the footage you want. You can use the controls to set your tape to the point where you want to begin importing. Then click Import to save your video to the location of your choice.
Step 3. Add your video to project
After that, create a new event or an existing event if you have one.