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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 of new, might be buggy Blender - http://www.blender.org - it's a 3D modelling app with video editing capabilities Lightworks - http://www.lwks.com - there's ...


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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 anything. And where you're happy with bitrate and decoder requirements of the input. (e.g. h.264 High Profile, Level 4.0) Perhaps fancier editting software ...


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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 search field, it gives me a list of options, the first of which was "Add a title." According to that help section, a title lasts the entire length of the video ...


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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 in tracking the camera movement compared to Premiere, After Effects or Nuke. In order to stabilize a video you need to "find" the movement of the camera and ...


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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 boom mic). Secondly, if you want to use both the boom mic and a lapel mic, you definitely need to use the XLR adapter, which will override the builtin (non-boom)...


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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 for each of your video projects (not to be confused with a Project in iMovie). This will make versioning and backup much easier. By default, iMovie has you ...


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I'm generally a fan of Lynda.com. If you are a student (especially in a college environment), you may have free access to Lynda at your library. It looks like there are a series of tutorials for iMovie on their site: http://www.lynda.com/iMovie-training-tutorials/229-0.html Alternatively, if you search Youtube for iMovie training, you'll likely some good ...


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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 double-click the project to open it. With the project open, click anywhere in the timeline. Note: If you can’t find the project you’re looking for, ...


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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 black bands appear and disappear. So you lose parts of the frame that are replaced by reciprocal black bands. If you want to remove these artifacts, you can ...


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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 other video. But Motion templates you create aren't seen or used by iMovie the way they are in Final Cut Pro.


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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, miniature. 1) Lighting. If the train is supposed to look like it's outside, shoot it outside or next to a window that sun is coming through. Sunlight looks ...


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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 problem with a single chip DLP projector image in shot with the banding looping over about 5 frames. Working in Premiere Pro, I layered the video 3 times, cropped ...


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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 setting the font & color to the right one? It seems like that would fix the problem.


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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 dummy clip which I drag first into the project line. After dropping this dummy clip, I verify that the archive export dialog shows 60fps FullHD option, then add the ...


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Ok, just a simple restart of iMovie fixed this. But it is still a weird glitch though.


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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 real art is in the editing; that's where the story- telling comes from. If you used stock footage of the train (one example: http://footage.shutterstock.com/clip-...


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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 elevation will likely be too high still (unless the track is elevated). Putting the actual person on the tracks would be hard with iMovie as well since I don't know ...


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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 "Custom". The "Custom" setting lets you choose how much faster to make it (like 200%, or 50%).


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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 -fflags +genpts newvideo.mp4 *Get the 32-bit static build.


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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 session into a series of images), you can use an image editing tool that can do batch processing, such as The GIMP, to create the transparency type most ...


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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, but many of the stream formats work in other container formats as well, so the -vcodec copy -acodec copy parameters will keep the original quality. I used ...


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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 show up in the updates in the App Store until I restarted several times. From your iPhone: export the project you wish to transfer to iTunes. Connect your ...


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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 Elements. It's a super-simplified version of Adobe Premiere Pro that should be able to do everything you're asking for.


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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 Step 3: Position the picture behind the title


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You can use something like photoshop to make some text with a transparent background


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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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iMovie does not support any aspect ratios besides 4:3 and 16:9.


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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 devices have inaccurate internal clocks for recording. Your best bet is to identify a point at the beginning and at the end of each video that should be the ...


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If there is an image with a white background at the start and end of the video, it should never export a black frame at either end. (I've never seen it do that, and I've used iMovie '09 to edit hundreds of videos!)


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