iMovie is a video editing software application developed by Apple Inc which allows Mac users to edit their own home movies in a streamlined interface. It was originally released by Apple in 1999 as a Mac OS 8. It came bundled with the first FireWire-enabled consumer Apple model; the iMac DV. Since ...

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Can you link an audio track to a video track in iMovie?

I am editing a video in iMovie. The video file is independent of the audio file; the video file's audio is what the camera picked up, and the audio file is what our lav mic picked up. After carefully ...
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.wmv audio and .mov video out of sync

I'm a total amateur at this video stuff. I'm actually a web developer trying to create a video for work and I've run into a problem. Hoping those of you who know stuff about videography can help me ...
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What artifacts result from image stabilization in iMovie?

I just tried the iMovie image stabilization feature for the first time. It seems to me that it adds some sort of shimmery artifact, but it's not so easy to tell. Most manipulations 'cost' something, ...
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IMovie 11 to FCP 10.1

Is it possible to import a IMovie 11 project into FCP 10.1? I tried to Export the XML in IMovie, but when I try to import it in FCP the file is grayed out. For some reason apple keeps changing how ...
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iMovie 11 starts with a black screen. How can we make this a white screen?

I want to make a movie that is a continuous loop. All images have white background. When I make the movie with iMovie it starts and ends with a black background image. This does not look good when ...
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Looking to get Youtube-quality video stabilization from a software based video editing application (on mac)

When I create edited films on iMovie and then export them to Youtube, Youtube's stabilization enhancement greatly increases the quality of many of my shakier action shots. Unfortunately, this same ...
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Is it possible to record audio-responsive Quartz compositions along with the audio?

I would like to build simple Quartz compositions that respond in real time to audio. Once I've done that, how can I record both the audio and video into a single video file for upload to youtube? I ...
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Preventing letters from going to next line as title expands in iMovie

I have a title at the end of the movie with my website's URL. I was using the expand Title effect on this title. As of the most recent update, when the text expands too much, the last letters go to ...
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How can I blur an entire video using iMovie or similar?

I've been searching for this and could not find a single solution. How can I apply a blur effect to an entire video? not just specific objects or faces.
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short Train movie for school

I am a 7th grader and in school I have to make a funny movie. In this movie we are going to film a close-up of a model train to make it look like a real train and show a man in the middle of the ...
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Adding an image above a video in imovie

I need to add an image above a movie, i.e not overlaying the movie itself. I see this being broken down into two parts: 1) Change the canvas size to create a region at the top for the image to go. ...
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Want to learn the new iMovie

Can you recommend a good site with some online training for the latest iMovie on OS X? I have tried to play with iMovie over the years and I never seem to 'get' how it is meant to be used. Right now ...
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What makes iMovie 11 crash when exporting a project?

I'm making a short movie with iMovie. From time to time (more than once per day) I export it in medium format. I did it with my last version, then I refined the video and when exporting again iMovie ...
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Why does iMovie convert a 1.8GB .MTS (AVCHD) file into a 2.2 GB .mov file by reducing resolution?

I am just importing some AVCHD (.MTS) files into iMovie and even if Import them as 960x540 (original is 1920x1080) it uses more space than the original. If I import it at full size, the .mov file is ...
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How to change the start time of track in Final Cut Pro X?

I'm exporting a project from iMovie to Final Cut Pro X. It's really a mess, but working patiently on the project on FCPX can achieve some better results... in any case, during the exporting many ...
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Emulate iMovie PIP exchange effect in Final Cut Pro X

I'm exporting a project from iMovie to Final Cut Pro X. Not all tracks are exported properly, mainly the pip tracks. What I want to do is to re-make in FCPX the same pip effect that in iMovie is ...
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Video file format won't play

Hopefully I'm not out of line asking here, but I used to have a Sony HDR camera and of course all the files were in a sony format. Quite some time ago I used iMovie to import them and since then I've ...
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Is importing to Aperture then editing in iMovie a viable workflow?

I'm primarily a still photographer, but necessity is pushing me into learning video editing. I'm in the habit of dumping my camera data to Aperture, using the rating & stacking system there to ...
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How to convert large iMovie-imported videos preservig aspect ratio?

I have a camcorder that does 1024x576 videos imported from a camera on a MacBook, using iMovie. But, those videos are H.264 encoded (I think), and that's not convenient for sharing where most of my ...
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What applications can I film in and integrate photos, and narrating on iMac/iPhone/Maybe iPad

What applications can I film in and integrate photos, and narrating? I've played with iMovie and don't get it (ADHD), and video apps on my iPhone seem puny for a series of youTube like documentary ...