Hot iMovie How-Tos

How To: Make a movie using iMovie

If you have a Mac, this video will walk you through the steps of using imovie to create video clips. It would have been nice if the person making the movie had used the software to convert their own movie. It's a bit hard to hear and a shaky camera so crank up the volume.

How To: Clone yourself with iMovie

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...

How To: Get a decent high-definition YouTube export in iMovie

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...

How To: Remove (detach) audio from video in iMovie

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!

How To: Stop iMovie from automatically zooming photos

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.

How To: Edit or delete a title or effect in iMovie HD

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.

How To: Use high-quality video compression in iMovie HD

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...

How To: Place and style titles using iMovie 11 on Mac's OS X

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.

How To: Trim & cut video footage with iMovie

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.

How To: Build a movie from individual clips in iMovie

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...

How To: Use beat markers in Apple's iMovie 11

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.

How To: Use green screen in iMovie

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...

How To: Create a flashing lightning effect in Apple iMovie

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.

How To: Create a time-lapse movie from still photos with a digital camera and iMovie

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!

How To: Use the Ken Burns Effect in iMovie 09

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...

How To: Use iMovie on your iPad 2

The iPad 2 had two cameras built in, put them to use! You can film video with your iPad's camera and then edit it using the iMovie app from Apple's app store. This video will show you how to use iMovie for video editing.

How To: Speed up, slow down in reverse in iMovie 09

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...

How To: Use green screen footage in iMovie

This video describes the "green screen" process in iMovie. The shirtless presenter has setup a green screen in his home along with several lights to provide realistic lighting. The presenter then places the object, in this case a porcelain troll, in front of the green screen. The background scene in this instance is a busy downtown area. By watching the background video while filming the green screen footage, the presenter is able to position the troll so it appears to be interacting with the...

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