Hot iMovie How-Tos

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: 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: Make a video podcast using 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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: Import clips quickly into iMovie

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.

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: Make a YouTube video using Screenflow & iMovie

Mr. Blake is showing us how he uses various features of Screenflow and iMovie 09 for making YouTube videos. He takes us through features of Screenflow which not only includes recording a video but also lets us customize the video wherein you can edit giving various effects to the video with the size or the scale, make changes in the audio, give click effect, change passive things, covered action, add text or other things which also includes media. He also mentions and shows us how to use the ...

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: Clone yourself using iMovie '09

Do you wish there were more of you? Well, at least two? At least in a video? This sweet video will show you how to do just that with Apple's iMovie. You'll also 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 as convincing. Also, of course, you will need a video camera. This technique is also possible by using other video editing software tools as long as they are capable of doing blue screenin...

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: 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: Use iMovie 11's new speed, fade and replay effects

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!

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