A low-end video editing software produced by Apple which allows for editing videos on a Mac, iPod Touch 4th generation, iPhone 4 and iPad 2.

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How do I add drop shadow to text in iMovie?

I am trying to add a drop shadow effect to text in iMovie. The problem I'm encountering is that there doesn't appear to be a drop shadow setting and the effect is applied seemingly at random. All the ...
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What steps can help burning an iMovie '09 project to DVD when the program crashes?

I have been working on an iMovie multimedia (picture, music, titles, etc.) project for six months using iMovie '09. Six months later it is not allowing me to further add anything to the project, and ...
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Mixing h.264 and AIC video files breaks iMovie thumbnails

I have a set of six XviD .avi files. One of them is larger than the others. I converted them all to h.264 .m4v files with Handbrake, then tried to import them into iMovie directly. Five of the files ...
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How to make DVD from iMovie

Apple has decided to exclude iDVD from Lion, and I haven't found an easy way to make a DVD that can be played on my DVD player created in iMovie. I found this question However, there is no clear ...
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How can I duplicate myself in a movie (using iMovie)?

I would like to make a quite simple "special effect" in a short movie : showing "me" two times in the same room (for instance sitting at the same table and talking to each other). Can I do this with ...
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Using ffmpeg on MOV files created by iMovie

It looks like ffmpeg will not work with MOV files created using iMovie. Is there a way to batch convert these files (which are HUGE) to a compressed format, preferably mp4? I've also tried HandBrake ...
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Is it safe to delete “My First Project.rcproject” file in the “iMovie Projects” folder?

I am totally new to "iMovie" so I would like to ask you if it's safe to delete "My First Project.rcproject" file in the "iMovie Projects" folder (as it appeared from nowhere, maybe it was result of ...
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Dynamic titles in iMovie

I'm working with iMovie 11 and try to show a text list with ten rows. The viewer should be able to read all text, so the list is displayed for 20 seconds. As you can think, that will be very boring. ...
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iMovie HD gives me “File missing” warning all the time

I am having a problem with iMovie HD giving me the "File missing" warning every time I open up a project. I work in FCE 4, export the movie to DV or MOV, then import it into iMovie HD to add chapter ...
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What's the optimal Handbrake setting to convert AVI for editing in iMovie/Final Cut?

A friend has a Canon still camera (the PowerShot G9) that has a movie mode. My research shows that the camera produces 30 fps VGA-sized AVI files (probably uncompressed). She wants to send the footage ...
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How can I export a QuickTime File with Chapter Markers from iMovie HD?

I have a video with chapter markers in iMovie HD 6.03 (267.2). What settings do I need to use when exporting to get a file with chapter markers viewable by QuickTime and iTunes?.
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What is the real native maximum resolution of mid–2010 iMac's iSight camera?

I had understood that the pre-2011 Macs & Apple displays have a built–in iSight camera which sensor is capable of VGA (640 x 480) resolution—unlike the FaceTime HD cameras, which replaced the ...
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Magnetic timeline in Final Cut Pro X optional?

Is the magnetic timeline on Final Cut Pro X optional? I see the advantages of the magnetic timeline, but nonetheless still prefer dedicated layers as it gives me a much greater sense of control of ...
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How do I change the clip length with the iMovie 2011 trailer presets?

I'm trying to prepare a trailer with nice presets incoming in iMovie 2011... Can I change the storyboard or alter clip length? If so, how?
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Accessing events on external drive in iMovie '11 on Lion

I have my iMovie events stored on my external harddrive (located in a Synology NAS). It worked like a charm with iMovie '11 on Snow Leopard. I then received my new MBP with Lion and the external ...
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How do I stop iDVD from updating assets?

I am using iMovie HD (6.0.3) to export to iDVD 7.1.2. If I make any changes to the iMovie project, iDVD asks me if I want to update assets. When I click "Update", all my chapter markers are ruined ...
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How do a force a video to split at the beat markers?

I think the default action when adding beat markers to an existing clip is a split of the video. This lets you add new clips within each segment. Someone I seem to have a lot of beats (over 200) with ...
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Cheapest option for split screen video editing?

I'm wondering what the cheapest option for achieving a split-screen effect with different video clips is. This is on new iMac hardware with the latest version of iMovie '11, as well as QuickTime Pro 7 ...
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How to open older .imovieproject files (folders) in iMovie '09

How do I open older .imovieproject files (they're actually folders folders) in iMovie '09? I don't want to import the assets of the old project, I want the actual project to open on iMovie '09.
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How do I split a video every X minutes?

How can I split a video every X minutes using iMovie or some other Mac software, outputting the split videos to a folder, named by section (e.g. "video1of4", "video2of4")?
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Cannot capture VHS video in iMovie 09

I'm trying to digitise several (as in about a hundred) VHS tapes, but I've run into two problems before I've even begun. I've got two major problems; The first being iMovie 09 won't capture VHS from ...
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iMovie '11 AVCHD videos

I have an AVCHD camera that records 1080i clips. I want to retain this quality in resulting projects, but what is the best way to manage this raw footage in the long term, so that I do not fill my ...
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Stop motion movie with iMovie11

How can I make a stop motion movie with iMovie. I just want to play around, so I don't want to buy iStopMotion. All tutorials I've found are with iMovie09 or older. I have some 50 pictures in a ...
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Burn several hours of video to DVD using iDVD?

I've got a movie in iMove and I'd like to burn it to DVD. I used the "iDVD" export option in iMovie, but then iDVD refused to burn the DVD on the grounds that the DVD didn't have enough space. How do ...
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How can I get an (iMovie-created) movie in the Videos app into iOS iMovie to edit it?

I can't find any way to get a video in the Apple Videos app into iMovie on the ipad to edit it. In my specific use case, I have a trailer I made in iMovie on my mac that I can see and watch in the ...
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iMovie video conversion

I imported all of my videos from a Sony HDR-CX550V camcorder into iMovie '11. I imported the video at the original resolution 1920x1080. I was planning on converting the video into some other codec ...
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iMovie: Crop and letterbox (ignore aspect ratio)

I have a project in iMovie and I want to crop part of one of the included clips to a rectangle that isn't 16x9 or 4x3 or any standard aspect ratio. As far as I can see, iMovie will only let me crop in ...
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Resolution of pictures hopping from iphoto to imovie to idvd

So, I've got this pretty big (12 minutes, 3sec/slide) slide show. I may be done with it. I may not. The show is composed of ten iPhoto-11 slideshows. Each one was set up 4:3, then exported, with the ...
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DVD to iMovie converter for Mac 10.4.11

First of all, is there such a thing? All I want to do is be able to import film clips from DVDs into iMovie so I can make groovy youtube videos. Any suggestions for a Mac 10.4.11 user?
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Moving an iMovie-11 'work in progress' moving from one system to another

I just discovered that 'system a' has no DvD burner. System B has one. I can drop ilife onto system B, but ... which of the collection of 'import/export' mechanisms makes sense here to use the B drive ...
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How do I make an iMovie 11 project into a DVD without iDVD?

I'd like to do a dry run of how a slideshow in imovie-11 is doing to come out when I run it for real, if I decide that 'for real' means 'playing a DVD on a DVD Player with a projector.' Other answers ...
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iphoto versus imovie - wanting to get features from both places

Origami is very nice. However, detailed control is, in my case, very hard to live without. I am setting up a 10-minute slide show. I want to use several pieces of audio cued to different points in the ...
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Camera shake effect in iMovie '11

Is there a possible way to create a camera shake effect in iMovie 11?
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What's the best way to import DVD into iMovie 11?

My got a new Mac for Christmas and I'm trying to help her import a bunch of DVDs with home movies transferred from VHS into iMovie 11. Google turns up several results but most are trying to sell you ...
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iMovie 9.0: how do you make clips shorter than 5ms?

I'm trying to make a stop motion animation and I can't seem to find a way to make clips shorter than 5ms. By "clip" I mean the images I drag into the time line. I try to adjust it by hovering over the ...
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Concatenate two videos recorded with Snapz Pro

I've recorded two videos with Snapz Pro, and I'd like to concatenate them (i.e., have one immediately follow the other in a single file). What's the easiest way to do that? I have iMovie '08 ...
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Preview problem on “iPhoto imported” clips in iMovie

I've a strange problem with iMovie : I can preview movie clips that I've directly imported into iMovie, but the ones that have been imported from my camera by iPhoto have a problem : the displayed ...
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Cannot import video into iMovie

I have an avi file that takes 350mb; I go into iMovie and i create a new project, then i create a new event and then i click on import video, i go to the right directory, to the avi file and click on ...
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How Do I Transfer A Project File Created Using iMovie 7 To A Hard Drive?

I've made a movie project in iMovie 7, but it's taken 3GB of space on my hard drive and I am lacking space right now, so I need to move it out onto a external hard drive. How can I do this?
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How do I geotag videos?

Videos recorded with an iPhone (at least w/ iP4) or with other GPS-enabled phones gets geotagged as they should. When I trim/crop/edit them in iMovie (iLife '09) the GPS tags are gone. Is there a way ...
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iMovie export to Ogg Theora?

After I finish editing a movie with iMovie '09 under Mac OS X 10.6.4, is there a way to export the final product to Ogg Theora format? OR, is there a way to convert an already exported movie to Ogg ...
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iMovie on iPhone 4 : How to separate audio

How can I separate the audio from an existing video file on iPhone programatically?