Hot iMovie How-Tos

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: 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: 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...

How To: Export in HD in iMovie '09

In this tutorial, we learn how to export in HD in iMovie '09. First, open up your iMovie, then go into "share", then "YouTube". If the HD is not checked, you will need to check it and then click "next" and "publish". That is the quickest way to export to YouTube. To do this from iDVD, click on the "share", then "iDVD" and then it will go to iDVD and you can export it in HD. You can do this for any of your movies by simply clicking on the share menu, and making sure your settings are changed t...

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 video clip with an iSight web camera & iMovie

Start up iMovie. When the screen pops up you should choose new project. Give you project a name and then start iMovie. Switch to the integrated camera option found at the bottom of the screen. Press record and you can start talking for as long as you want. Record what you want, then when you want to finish, press the "esc" button on your keyboard. You can then choose the clip that you just recorded, drag it to the bottom of the screen go to file, choose export, then web-stream, then click sav...

How To: Import & edit video clips in iMovie 08

This was a video on IMovie08 a movie editing program. Inside the IMovie08 program to get started you have to import a video. Once you have imported and opened the video you can begin to edit it. You can easily switch between your event library and the Project library. To play your video just click the spacebar. To create a project just click on new project and name it, once you have it named, pick your aspect ratio. Then click on create. Next you have to choose a video, by right clicking on t...

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: 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: 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 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...