Hot iMovie How-Tos

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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Create a credit sequence within Apple iMovie

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!

How To: Add narration in iMovie

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.

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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!

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: 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: 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: Customize slideshows with titles using iMovie

In this video, we learn how to customize slideshows with titles using iMovie. First, find the photos that you want to add. Then, right click on one of the photos and then choose "show file". Now you will have a selection of all the photos that have the same search name. Drag these pictures into iMovie, then wait for the program to finish loading. When it's loaded, you will have the picture in a slideshow. You can add in any effect you would like to the pictures, or just leave them normal. Whe...

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