You don't need any expensive video equipment to make your own time lapse movie - all you need is a Mac with iMovie installed. This tutorial shows you how to take footage you already have and turn it into a time lapse clip.
If you want to work on some audio attached to a video, then it's possible with two iLife programs on your Mac— iMovie and GarageBand. This video will show you how to strip that audio track from the video, converting it to MP3. You can strip the audio from files such as .MPG, .MOV, .AVI, .MP4, AVCHD, MPEG-2 and H.264.
One is the loneliest number there is. Well, unless you clone yourself! This sweet video will show you how to do just that with Apple's iMovie. You'll need iMovie 11, or iMovie 09. This technique is also possible by using other video editing software tools as long as they are capable of doing blue screening or green screening. In addition, you'll need a sturdy tripod that you DO NOT move. This is essential to creating the effect. If you move the tripod, this effect will NOT work, or come off a...
This tutorial shows you how to add some more functionality to the clips on your iMovie films. Create custom title screens by adding logos, transparent images and watermarks to your videos using this versatile and powerful movie editing software for Mac.
There are two ways to play your movies on your television. You can either burn a DVD using iDVD or export your movie to a tape.
In this how-to video, you will learn how to compress iMovie files into QuickTime files to make them look really good on YouTube. First, open iMovie. Click Share and click Share again. Go to Expert Settings and click on Share. Click on Options and go to Settings. Change it to h264, current frames per second, and every. Restrict should be set at 5000. Optimize it for DVD and change encoding to best quality. Change the size to NTSC 720X486. Check de-interlace video and hit okay. Change the sound...
Trim and cut video footage with iMovie. This video tutorial provides an overview of the steps involved, including selecting video resources to be used in the project, placing video resources in the timeline, highlighting the actual clips to be used from the resources, and rearranging the chronological order of the clips in the timeline.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use chroma key in iMovie '09. This video teaches users how to use chroma key to replace the background of videos. Begin by opening the program. Now drag or image or video background into the time line. Now click on iMovie and select Preferences. In the General tab, check the Show Advanced Tools option. Then simply drag the video that you want over the background image/video in the time line. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy creating ...
Fix the automatic zooming feature in iMovie with the techniques presented in this tutorial. When pictures and photographs are imported into iMovie for Mac, there is an automatic zoom applied to all the images. This tutorial from TheHowToMac shows how to stop this feature, as well as fine-tuning the Cropping, Ken Burns & Rotation settings.
If you've imported some video footage into iMovie, but want to use the sound elsewhere, like in GarageBand, you're going to have to detach the audio from the video. This tutorial will show you how to remove the audio from an video clip in iMovie in Mac OS X. Detaching audio is very simple, so don't worry!
For this tutorial to work, you will need to be running iMovie on a Mac. Take any frame from your footage and turn it into a still shot that will function like a photograph. Use it as a screenshot or promotional tool for your movie!
Watch this video tutorial to learn some very useful tricks in iMovie. In this video, you'll learn how to overlay both photos on video and also overlay video on video using iMovie. In addition, you'll learn how to turn on the greenscreen tool.
How do you edit or delete a title, transition or effect within iMovie HD without actually damaging your videos? During this short clip from the iMovie HD Troubleshooting Guide we will explain how iMovie HD handles titles, transitions and effects so that you can always revert back to your original clip settings.
If you're interested in editing music videos one of the things you'll want to know is how to edit on the beat. So, where ARE the beats? This helpful video shows you how to use iMovie 11's beat marker tool to find and mark the beats, so you can cut to your hearts delight.
Have an awesome intro where the only thing missing is a few color changes? This tutorial is for you! It's an easy and quick tutorial showing you how to change colors in your video using the iMovie video editing program for Mac.
If you're a fan of "Avatar" - the animated Nickelodeon series, not the M. Night Shayamalan epic fail of the movie - or any sort of supernatural action series, then you've probably witnessed the awesome flash of lightning effect before. Whether emanating from the hands of a superhero - or supervillain - or shooting out of a mutant's eyes, the lightning effect is super cool and also super doable at home using Apple iMovie.
If you're creating a series of movies, you can use a video podcast to share your movie with team members and friends. A video podcast can be a series of videos you post to a website over time. Others can subscribe to your podcast and watch your latest movies whenever you add new episodes. Preparing a movie to be a video podcast is easy to do from iMovie.
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to slow down, speed up, and reverse video in iMovie '09.
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to add animated travel maps in iMovie '09.
to improve the sound quality of the audio from your camcorder or any voiceover tracks you've added, you can apply audio effects.
This video will show you how to take advantage of one of Apple's iMovie advanced editing feature, picture-in-picture effect. This feature allows you to embed either another video, or images into a base video. To enable this valuable tool in iMovie, go into the iMovie preferences by clicking on "iMovie" in the top left hand corner of your screen. Under the General tab make sure "Show advanced tools" is selected. Import a video from your event library by dragging it into iMovie and selecting pi...
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to add photos to videos in iMovie '09.
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to record video with the built-in iSight camera in iMovie '09.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to build a movie from individual clips in iMovie. Using clips in iMovie will easily allow users to create a movie. On the right side of the screen in iMovie, there will be a library of all the clips and images that you have imported. Click on the Clips Viewer to arrange the clips in an order that you would like. Just drag them to the clip viewer. You can change the position by dragging a clip over another. Click on the time line viewer to see how long...
If iMovie 11 is what you use for your Mac movie editing, you'll want to check out this how-to and learn to make the most of iMovie 11's titling abilities. While the set of iMovie 11 titles is more limiting than most video editing tools, you can use some simple tricks to place and style titles. Some of the title options allow you to position the text by simply inserting lines and changing font properties.
Ever wonder how people make those wonderful and awe-inspiring time-lapse films? Well, this video shows you the bare basics of creating a time-lapsed movie. First, you'll need to set your digital camera on a tripod and set it to take stills at your desired intervals. Then, you'll need to import all of these photographs into Aperture or iPhoto on your Mac computer. Then it comes times to turning those pics into a time-lapse film. Watch and see how!
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use a green screen in iMovie. Begin by opening iMovie and click on Preferences. In the General tab, make sure the Show Advanced Tools is checked. Now film your video with your green screen. Then import the video(s) onto your computer from your camera. In iMovie, click on File, go to Import and select Movies. Place the video(s) in your project. Drag the green screen clip onto the project clip. When the menu pops up, select Green Screen. This video w...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to create high definition videos in iMovie. Begin by importing the video into the program. Click on Share and select Export using Quick Time. Set the Export to Movie to Quick Time Movie and then click on Options. Under Video, select Settings. Change the Compression Type to MPEG--4 Video, leave the frame rater at Current, Key frames to Automatic and Quality to the Best. Click OK and then click on Size under Video. Set the Dimensions to 1280 x 720 HD. T...
Learn different ways to create iMovie credits sequences using the titles feature. You can do more than just scrolling credits by stringing along sets of single-name titles or using images. This home-computing how-to from the folks at MacMost will get you off and running. For detailed instructions, and to get started making your own titles sequences within iMove, take a look!
In this tutorial, Gary teaches us how to speed up and slow down in reverse in iMovie 09. First, open up iMovie on your computer and set your preferences so the advanced tools are turned on. Now, open up your project and play it back at normal speed. Next, go to the information for this clip by selecting the "i" button. Click on the speed and then click "convert entire clip" so you can control the speed of the clip. After this, you can move the lever on the gauge to make it faster or slower. W...
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to create picture-in-picture effects in iMovie '09.
Do you make your HowTos in iMovie on an older Mac and find that it takes forever to import videos into iMovie for editing? In this video tutorial, you'll learn a technique for importing clips into iMovie more quickly. Take a look.
Do you aspire to one day edit video on your Apple computer with Final Cut Pro X? Until then, while all you've got is iMovie, make the most of it! Watch this video to learn how to make iMovie look like FCP X.
Edit your video footage like a pro with iMovie. This informative video from Vimeo's excellent Video 101 series of tutorials reviews the steps involved in using the software to create basic text overlays in the popular Mac-based non-linear editor.
Fancify your home movies with the techniques demonstrated in this free video software tutorial, which, specifically, addresses how to create PIP, side-by-side & cutaway effects within iMovie '11. For detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using these effects yourself, take a look.
First open up the image by clicking on photo button or just drag the image from finder to the project area. Now click on the crop button or just press the c button, you will see a green and a red area in your picture. Now set the red area to where you want to zoom in and green area to where you want to start your zooming. Now set the green and red area in the picture as showing in the video and play it, you will see that the picture is zooming to where the red area was set. Now change the ima...
When you're ready to review your movie, there are various ways you can play it to see how it looks. iMovie allows many easy ways to make sure your movie is exactly what you want.
Adding narration or voiceover to your movie is an excellent way to enhance your story. You can use the built-in microphone on your Mac, the built-in microphone from a connected iSight camera, or an external microphone connected to your Mac.
Let's learn how to create some cool special effects in iMovie HD. In this video tutorial you will learn how to make night vision, old time movie, and stormy effects. The effects are really cool and easy to do too! Create special effects in iMovie HD.
Apple's iMovie 11 comes with some great new video effects and this quick tutorial shows you how to put them to use. Whether you want to slow down, speed up, fade to dream, or replay your video sequence, iMovie 11 has the tools to make it happen. Slow motion, fast motino, replay, fade and flash & hold are all at your disposal. Ready... and... action!