Hot iMovie How-Tos

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 intertitles for iMovie projects in Keynote

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...

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: 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: Use Apple iMovie

In this series of video tutorials you'll learn how to use Apple's iMovie software to make your own film or movies. Expert Matt Nichols demonstrates how to use the video editing software for Mac computers. He shows you how to start a new project in iMovie, how to import video clips, how to use the timeline, and how to edit video clips.

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: 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: 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: 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: Edit your movie like a pro with iMovie

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.

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: Chroma key & replace backgrounds in iMovie '09

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 ...

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: How to Clone (Duplicate) Yourself Using iMovie 11or 09 (no downloads) Green Sc

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 ...

How To: Achieve a picture-in-picture effect in Apple iMovie

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...

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 ...

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