Questions tagged [imovie]

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 for Mac OS 8. It came bundled with the first FireWire-enabled consumer Apple model; the iMac DV. Since iMovie, iMovie it has been a macOS only application, bundled in the iLife suite.

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Record a part of screen with an exact size by QuickTime Player + iMovie

In Windows, I want to record a part of screen with an exact size: 1366x768. The recording quality of QuickTime Player is pretty good, but I cannot find where to specify the exact size 1366x768. ...
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How to animate text overlays, in iMovie or similar

I agreed to cut edit a video for the team I'm working with at university even though it's not really in my expertise (and I said that, I believe they overestimate me though). I got sent a video that'...
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Getting good compression with iMovie

We use an app on Windows for screen recording of lectures. That app generates really well compressed files, let's say 1mb per minute, with good quality. Some people need to edit those mp4 videos on a ...
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how to smoothly increase a video in picture of picture mode

Pretty much this effect. What I tried: I put the movie in a picture in picture mode Cut the overlaying movie (the one on top) every second for about 5 seconds gradually increased each newly ...
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Green frame in iMovie export

I exported a movie from iMovie from a theater play of about 1 hour. By chance, I found that one of the frames was completely green: whereas the other frames are mostly black or dark. The settings ...
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iMovie 4K resolution to Keynote – apparent loss of resolution

I exported a 4k resolution video from iMovie on my MacBook Pro. I imported it into Keynote in order to crop it. I noticed that upon exporting from Keynote, the resolution of the video was markedly ...
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Crop a video with a different ratio

I have recorded a 1920x1080 video, it looks like the follows in imovie: I want to crop the left half side of the screen. But when I click on crop, it always keeps ratio. In Final Cut Pro, it is the ...
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Export size balloons to a multiple of source material

I have a relatively small video of a screen recording of about 600kB in H.264 / VBR. Now I wanted to edit some unnecessary parts out. So I edited the clip and exported it, just to discover the size ...
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iMovie to Instagram

I have an issue with this process to edit a video (6sec, 10MB => in the instagram range) and share it on Instagram : edit in iMovie file / share /file Resolution 720P, Quality High upload on Google ...
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How to change the transition point between two clips? (I.e. how to perform a rolling edit)

Imagine I have a single clip, [clipA]. I now want to transition from normal colors to black and white. So I split the clip, and I add the black and white filter to the second clip [clipA1][clipA2]. ...
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How do I open only one library in iMovie?

I'm creating different libraries for each of my projects. When I attempt to open a new library via File > Open Library, it has both the old library open and the new one open. I want to close the old ...
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How to create a lightweight backup for an iMovie project (i.e. without all the videos)?

I'm using a single iMovie Library for my video project so that I can create versions easily. Once I'm done with my project and have, say 10 different versions in there, I want to upload it somewhere ...
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iMovie workflow for creating different versions or snapshots?

While using iMovie, I want to easily create snapshots of my project so that I can easily go back in time and grab things that I need. For example, if I'm making large scale changes, and I ...
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How do I darken a video smoothly halfway through?

I have a 10 second video clip. At about the 5 second mark, I'm showing a text overlay. I want the video to keep on playing, but I'd like it to be darker when the text is showing. I don't want an ...
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Why is image stabilization in my smartphone so much better than in post production?

I recently bought Google Pixel and have gotten into blogging. Occasionally I'll turn off image stabilization when using a tripod, but if I forget to turn it back on it drastically affects the quality ...
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How to flip a clip in iMove 10.1.9 for OSX

It seems I can find an answer to this question for every version of iMovie except 10.1.9. There is no Adjust menu in the upper menu bar. There is no Advanced Tools option in the preferences. The only ...
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Imovie 10.1.9 clips turn solid black in Final Cut Pro X 10.3.4 after “Send Movie To Final Cut Pro”

Better describe "steps to reproduce", than wrote bunch of text. What has been made: Clips has been captured by iPhone 8 Plus with 4K and 60fps. Clips has been added to iMovie project from Photos.app ...
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Converting a PDF slide show to a video file

I have a LaTeX Beamer presentation that I output into a PDF slide show. I want to turn into a video file (with the ability to add sound later) so that I can generate animations from Beamer . How can ...
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How can I edit out the flicker from a projector from existing video footage?

I recently filmed some content of a thin line of a projected image. The video footage is flickering a little and I am wondering if there's any solution to fix the footage once it's been filmed. I have ...
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How to remove a small 2 second portion of audio from an mpeg video file in Mac?

I currently have a 1 minute long video where in the beginning of the video someone says something inappropriate. I was wondering what the easiest way to silence that part of the video would be. I am ...
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How to change the resolution/size of iMovie so I can export square videos for Instagram?

Looking to change the resolution dimensions to a square. Does anyone know how to do this?
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Shadowplay Footage Import to iMovie Introduces Audio Artifacts

I've been playing around with this to vary degrees of success and I'm getting slightly confused by what I'm seeing (or rather hearing in this case). Just playing the clips in a player like QT or VLC ...
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Can a SONY HXR-NX30U camera record two external audio inputs?

I own a Sony HXR-NX30U which has two XLR input ports. I would like to use both, the directional built in shotgun mic and a lapel mic. Is that possible? In other words: Does the camera support it? If ...
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Annoying drop shadow effect in iMovie

I've just started using iMovie 10.1.4 and I've been trying to get rid of this annoying drop shadow effect. I created a new title, chose 'centred', typed the text I want, and set it to a light grey ...
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How can I use 50fps media in iMovie 11 and avoid a frame drop to 30fps?

My photo camera records FullHD video at 50fps, and when I import the videos into iMovie (version 10.1.2 according to the app store) the frame rate stays there, I can see smooth videos playing in the ...
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iMovie Not Letting Me Export

I just finished up an iMovie project, and I tried to export it, but every time I click "Share to File", which is what I do every time, but it responds with the Mac "ding" sound, the one that plays ...
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How can I specify time for text titles in iMovie for iOS

I have iMovie on my iPhone 5S so my question is specifically for iMovie on iOS. I am trying to put together a video and want to add a text object to it. However, I want it to begin X seconds into the ...
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Simple Editing of RGB Channels On Mac

In older versions of iMovie you could edit the RGB channels of a clip independently. In the current iMovie 10 you can't. It doesn't seem to be a widespread feature, tried Shotcut and Video Pad so far ...
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Fast forward the timelapse vedio clip

I created a timelapse video from iMovie software and set the time to 0.1 second for every image. But the final output is not satisfying. It seems a bit slow video. I need the clouds to move faster, ...
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Why has my game video, captured with OBS/Win10 DVR, a black screen in iMovie/WindowsMovieMaker?

I am capturing games on my Windows 10 PC with Open Broadcast Software and x264 codec. My problem is that as soon as I import a video.mp4 file to iMovie or WindowsMovieMaker for editing, it is black, ...
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iMovie- drawing?

We have some movie, in which we would like to draw live on . So for example, you see an object in the movie, then a circle is being drawn around it , and a few small images jumps out of it. Can this ...
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Convert MTS AVCHD files into a more sharable format, such as mp4

I was using a Sony Alpha series camera which created avchd files, which are videos, and the file format is .mts I am wondering programs are people using to convert these without compromising on ...
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Adding and Updating Photos added to Movie

Is there a feature that will allow photos added to a movie to be udated automatically when the image is updated in the asset library, so everything wont need to be recut. There are about 60 images ...
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Tranferring an iMovie project from iPhone to MacBook Pro

Is it possible to transfer an iMovie project from my iPhone to my MacBook Pro? Right now, my project consists of clips that I shot directly using iMovie, but they don't appear in my Camera Roll on my ...
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Video editing software like iMovie, for Windows?

Although skeptical at first, I took a liking to iMovie and began to rely on it heavily to edit many music videos. What I liked about iMovie was it's easy to use feel when it came to placing a clip ...
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How to add a title with a transparent background in iMovie?

I'm using iMovie 10.0.8 and like to display some text with a transparent background over the clip. Can this somehow be done? The titles view only lists titles on a black, white and color bar, but ...
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Can you edit Apple ProRes in iMovie '11?

I have an older Mac Pro, and I am not able to run Final Cut Pro X because of graphics card limitations. However, because I have it installed, it seems like the codecs are present that are required ...
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How to edit my video with iMoviewithout losing original dimensions

This may be the simplest question because I am very new in video editing. Basically I have a video of 640x1080 dimension (I recorded iPhone 6 screen with QuickTime). To I just want to add some text ...
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Even though Apple Motion is used with FCP could I still use it with iMovie?

I don't want to get FCP just yet but I still want effects from motion.
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Trimming mp4 videos

I have a GoPro4 video, came out in mp4. If I try and trim in GoPro studio, not only have to jump through hoops but I then have to export - choose an encoding etc...itsends up being a .mov file (i ...
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in iMovie, does adding title at the start of a clip cuts the clip portion from there?

I am trying to learn iMovie and I have a question. Does adding title at the start of a clip cuts the clip portion from there? Scenario: Let us assume that i have a 50 seconds clip and I want to ...
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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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.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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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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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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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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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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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. 2)...
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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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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 ...