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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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.
In this article I am going to show you how to quickly and easily make a professional looking trailer.
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.
This video shows you how to make a title intro with iMovie and keynote. Step one is to open up keynote. The resolution for the videos should be in 720 HD. The next thing to do is to type in the text that you are going to use. Change the font and the color to suite the style you are going for. Insert graphics where ever you would like to. Then in the top right hand corner click on the inspector button and add in the animations and movements that you want to see in the video. Now you have to or...
Are you an iMovie user looking to double down on yourself? Well, if so, watch this video and see how to clone yourself, quickly and easily. I mean, who wouldn't want to make two of themselves? It could be so helpful for so many situations! Though cloning may be far in the future, we can still clone ourselves in Videos. Apple's new iMovies, have changed from being small easy video processors to a more complex higher quality Video editing software. This video will use the Green Screen Function ...
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.
iMovie is the basic video editing software on MAC computers, the iPod Touch 4th generation, and the iPad 2. If you're new to film editing or just new to the program in general, this iMovie tutorial is a great introductory course to the program.
Even cinema greats like Steven Spielberg and Quentin Tarantino need to hit the cutting room floor before they issue the official copy of a new movie. In no way does everything you film, after all, end up in the final cut.
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.
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...
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to slow down, speed up, and reverse video in iMovie '09.
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.
Learn how to Create an iMovie Slideshow, so you can share your pictures and photos with family and friends.
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.
Chapter markers make it easy for your viewers to identify specific scenes in your movie or to jump forward and backward in your movie.
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...
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to create picture-in-picture effects 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.
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.
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!
Interested in keeping your iMovie projects on an external USB or FireWire hard drive? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a fairly talky overview of the process in over five minutes. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look!
Check out this informative video tutorial from Apple on how to add animated travel maps in iMovie '09.
Learn how to edit videos in this quick and easy tutorial. Use iMovie in this project to make a 5x5, which is a series of 5-second video clips compiled together into a 25-second video project. This tutorial details the various steps of video editing, including importing footage, arranging clips in the timeline, trimming & cutting, editing sound & music, adding text effects and exporting to a video sharing site like Vimeo.