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Video editing software like iMovie, for Windows?

I've not used it, but Microsoft makes Microsoft Movie Maker. It might meet your needs. There are also some open source video editors you might have luck with: ShotCut - http://www.shotcut.org - kind ...
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Trimming mp4 videos

Cutting a video at a keyframe, without the slow and lossy process of decoding and re-encoding it, is only possible in the special case where you aren't applying any effects, overlays, rescaling, or ...
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How can I specify time for text titles in iMovie for iOS

If you click on the "?" in the upper right, you'll get yellow markers that show help. One of them is "Learn More" where it brings up the user manual and a search field. When I type "titles" into the ...
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Can a SONY HXR-NX30U camera record two external audio inputs?

Pages 41-43 of the HXR-NX30U manual tells you exactly how to do this. First of all, the "superdirectional boom mic" is an accessory that overrides the "builtin mic" (which is much smaller and not a ...
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What artifacts result from image stabilization in iMovie?

clabacchio's answer is generally correct but the major artifact you get other than loosing a part of your frame is that no image stabilization is perfect. Especially iMovie doesn't do the greatest job ...
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iMovie workflow for creating different versions or snapshots?

TL;DR Use separate iMovie Libraries for each video project. Duplicate projects for each version. This is the current workflow I've come up with: Very importantly, create a separate iMovie Library ...
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What artifacts result from image stabilization in iMovie?

What video stabilization usually does is to correct for camera shake by keeping the features in the video stable or moving smoothly. This "transfers" the shake to the video borders, so you should see ...
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Even though Apple Motion is used with FCP could I still use it with iMovie?

You can use Motion to create video that you would import into iMovie. That video could be things like lower thirds, titles, or other graphics with a transparent background, where you place it over ...
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IMovie 11 to FCP 10.1

You should be able to send it directly to FCPX using the "Send To Final Cut Pro" menu item. Per the documentation, they say: Do one of the following: Select the project in the browser, or ...
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short Train movie for school

AJ Henderson and Craig have excellent answers. I'd just like to add my own knowledge about making miniatures look full-size. As far as I can tell, there are 4 factors that make a miniature look, well, ...
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How can I edit out the flicker from a projector from existing video footage?

tomh's advice to double stack the video layer, reduce opacity by 50% and advance a frame is a great starting point and certainly works well on fluorescent light flicker. I've just had the same ...
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How to remove a small 2 second portion of audio from an mpeg video file in Mac?

Use ffmpeg (terminal tool). https://github.com/fluent-ffmpeg/node-fluent-ffmpeg/wiki/Installing-ffmpeg-on-Mac-OS-X Copy the audio into a separate file. Then use ffmpeg again to silence desired part (...
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Shadowplay Footage Import to iMovie Introduces Audio Artifacts

After some more digging around and reading on various forums it seems that this is actually a very common problem (along with other effects, not just audio artifacts) with recordings produced by ...
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Annoying drop shadow effect in iMovie

First, this is the right place to ask this question. Second, looking at iMovie, I think that the drop shadow is built into that particular title. Have you tried just using the "Standard" title and ...
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How can I use 50fps media in iMovie 11 and avoid a frame drop to 30fps?

While it is unfortunate that iMovie drops by default from 50fps to 30fps, it also upscales videos to 60fps if the project is started with a 60fps clip! I've ended making myself a one second 60fps ...
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iMovie Not Letting Me Export

Ok, just a simple restart of iMovie fixed this. But it is still a weird glitch though.
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Fast forward the timelapse vedio clip

In iMovie you can change the speed of a clip by selecting it in the timeline and then clicking on the icon that looks like a speedometer: Then click on the "Speed:" popup menu and choose "Fast" or "...
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Why has my game video, captured with OBS/Win10 DVR, a black screen in iMovie/WindowsMovieMaker?

The variable frame rate is all that stands out. Save future videos with constant frame rate. As for these ones, transcode using ffmpeg* to CFR MP4s: ffmpeg -i currentvideo.mp4 -c:a copy -crf 16 -r 30 ...
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iMovie- drawing?

This answer in the Graphic Design forum explains how to make an image background transparent in either of two ways. If you have an animation you have captured (perhaps by screen-casting your drawing ...
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Convert MTS AVCHD files into a more sharable format, such as mp4

I used ffmpeg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FFmpeg, http://ffmpeg.org/) to exchange the container format while keeping the original video and audio data. You can also use it to transcode the video, ...
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Tranferring an iMovie project from iPhone to MacBook Pro

Turns out I finally found my own solution: Make sure you have the latest versions of iMovie, especially on iOS. This was the main problem causer for me, as iMovie claimed to be updated and would not ...
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Video editing software like iMovie, for Windows?

As someone else mentioned, Windows Movie Maker is a free option that would fit most of your needs. However, if you don't mind paying a little bit for your software, I'd recommend Adobe Premiere ...
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How to add a title with a transparent background in iMovie?

Step 1: Create a transparent png with black background in photoshop Step 2: Insert the image as picture in picture follow instructions from here https://support.apple.com/kb/PH22931?locale=en_US ...
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How to add a title with a transparent background in iMovie?

You can use something like photoshop to make some text with a transparent background
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How to add a title with a transparent background in iMovie?

drag the title over the clip you want to lay it over in the title track. the background in the title view is already transparent, defaulting to black if you do not lay it over a clip.
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How to edit my video with iMoviewithout losing original dimensions

iMovie does not support any aspect ratios besides 4:3 and 16:9.
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short Train movie for school

I like Henderson's answer. I'll add two suggestions: consider using stock footage of the 'real' train. I don't think that would be cheating -- even pro filmmakers use stock footage frequently. The ...
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short Train movie for school

The easiest way to make it look real would be to film a real train and then use a model of the same kind of train engine. You could use a macro lens to try and get a good shot, but the camera ...
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.wmv audio and .mov video out of sync

There are several possibilities here. It could be that one device or both dropped frames and thus ended up out of sync, it could be a difference in frame rate or it could simply be that one or both ...
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