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 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 easily transfer videos from iPhone to iPad

iPhone records nicer videos than iPad, but working with iMovie on iPad is more pleasant than on iPhone. How can I easily transfer recorded videos from iPhone to iPad, preferably without using a ...
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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 simply import mini-DV content onto a Mac?

I have a number of old mini-DV tapes that I would like to import into my Macbook. All I want to do is for an app to read the contents of the tape and produce a single MP4 combining all of the clips ...
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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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If I remove GarageBand and iMovie from my MacBook Air, can I restore them later?

I have just bought a new MacBook Air 13" (2013). It comes pre-installed with GarageBand and iMovie. I don't really need these applications and I want to save my disk space, so I was thinking about ...
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How can I change the length of photos in iMovie '13?

I'm trying to make a simple iMovie time lapse video and it's my first time trying to iMovie '13. I have photos that I would like to change the duration of, only when I click the info icon there's just ...
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Fix bad image quality in dark images in iMovie

I have an iMovie project (stop motion animation). Everything is fine, except for a dark scene. The photos get pixelated and blocked, and really ruined. The original image is very sharp and clear, yet ...
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iPad: export Keynote project to video

Setup. I'm running the most recent version of Keynote (as of April 3rd, 2014) on an iPad Air, WiFi-only version @ 16GBs. Task/issue. I would like to export the project/slideshow to a video file (to ...
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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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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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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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How can I avoid re-encoding of video in iMovie and use it for cutting only?

I have a video that was created on a surveillance camera with the (for video) unsusual resolution of 1280x1024. It's encoded with H.264 and encapsulated in an MP4 AVC container. The quality is rather ...
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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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How can I speed up iMovie?

iMovie is basically unusable for me at this point. I've got over 1000 video clips (most of them around 6 seconds since they were taken in Vine) and any time I try and switch events or projects it ...
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Does Apple still make iMovie HD available to iLife users?

When Apple "upgraded" iMovie back in 2008 from its previous version to the completely rewritten program with a star-shaped icon, they kept the previous version available for download. Currently, I ...
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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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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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Disk space used by iPhoto/iMovie libraries on OS X

How can I tell how much space my iphotos and imovies are taking on my Macbook Pro hard drive? I've checked the applications from my finder, but iphoto and imovie are not listed there.
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You have updates available on another account

I received this Mac as a gift. Everything worked fine, now in the App Store the default applications GarageBand, iMovie and iPhoto refuse to update, since it asks for the Apple ID of the previous ...
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iMovie cannot load Sony-MPEG videos

I recently moved from Windows to OS X, so maybe I'm asking a frequently-asked question. But I did some googling and didn't find a solution yet. I have a lot of videos on my drive from my SONY camera. ...
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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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What is the best way to automatically create a movie from my iPhoto videos?

When I first started using a Mac almost 6 years ago iMovie had a mode (automovie?) where I could just throw a folder at it and it would create a movie from all the photos and videos. This was a great ...
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How can I import GoPro mp4 video to iMovie 11?

I have video in an MP4 file from a GoPro camera. It imports fine into iMovie on my iPad Mini and I can edit it there, but I'd rather edit in iMovie 11 on my Mac (OSX 10.9). However, iMovie 11 won't ...
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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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iMovie 10 (Mavericks): Altering the duration of imported pictures (stills)

In earlier versions of iMovie, you could relatively easily import still pictures and alter their duration to create slide show. However, in the latest release, iMovie 10, this ability seems to have ...
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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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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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Mix two video tracks with iMovie on OS X

I have two video tracks and one audio track of a bass player testing his instrument. I've been able to put in sync the main video track with audio and now I'd like to add the second video track just ...
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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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Is Final Cut Pro's video stabilization any different and/or better than iMovie's? (both version X)

I've tried out iMovie's stabilization and its not all that great. I was wondering if Final Cut's stabilization was any better or different than iMovie's. I haven't purchased Final Cut Pro which is why ...
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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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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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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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How can I successfully export video from iMovie to a video hosting service?

I've tried several times to export an iMovie project to Vimeo using iMovie '11 v9.0.9 updated May 2013. The video takes several hours to render, but fails at the end when it would follow that the ...
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Can I use iMovie to edit a .mov file without altering the aspect ratio?

I created a screencast using Snapz Pro X that gets saved in .mov format (H.264, AAC). I want to just cut a few seconds off the end of that file. The only video editor I know of that's installed on my ...
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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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Camera shake effect in iMovie '11

Is there a possible way to create a camera shake effect in iMovie 11?
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How can I create a new imovie theme (or customize an existing one)?

In imovie 10 (like in its predecessors) there are a bunch of nice themes. I've got a standard one I use almost all the time. There are some things I always change, though, like the wording of the ...
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iMovie: export in original size

I use iMovie 9 to edit and export movies. I have some old movies, 640x480 pixels wide. When I export them, iMovie suddenly changes it to 640x360 or 960x540. Both cut off a piece of the video. Is it ...
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Attempting to share a video in iMovie '13 results in error -50

I have updated to iMovie '13 (v10.01.0) and can no longer share my videos to Vimeo or export them. I get the following error message: Video rendering error: -50 Why is this happening and what ...
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How do I obtain iPhoto for a second-hand Mac Air?

I obtained a Mac Air from a friend, second-hand. He restored a clean install of the OS, without the free Apps (iPhoto, iMovie…). These apps were included in the original purchase. We understood that ...
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How can I disable ducking for all voice-overs in iMovie?

On my videos I always do voice-overs where I keep the other audio tracks at full volume (no ducking). I know how to set the ducking for individual voice-over clips, but this takes about six extra ...
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Why is iMovie 11 so unstable on my MacBook Pro Retina?

On my previous MacBook Pro iMovie was slow, but stable. On this new MacBook Pro retina iMovie is fast, but extremely unstable. The preview window should display the correct frame when moving the ...
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Setting up a special secondary display on iMac

I am a video editor and I have seen 2-display video setups a where one monitor is used for the editing software, and the secondary monitor is used to preview the edited footage. How would I be able to ...
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Trying to convert Sony MiniDV tape (DCR-TRV19) to iMovie '09. Audio clipping is driving me nuts

Folks: I'm running Mac OS X (10.7.2) and iMovie'09 on my 27 inch imac. I'm using a Sony dcr-trv19 that is connected via firewire to the camera. The audio, overall, comes in synced (time) fine; ...
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Is there a way to use video files from other sources on iMovie on iPad/iPhone?

I have been given an assignment to create a video in school and I would just like to know if and how you go about getting movies not recorded on the iDevice into the camera roll and then into iMovie. ...
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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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Why is iMovie muting detached audio?

I am using iMovie '11 on my MacBook Air. I am editing two video sources (used to capture the same action from different angles) together into one video, using the audio from one video source as the ...
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Transfer Video to iOS iMovie

I have an iPad 2 running 5.0.1 and I want to transfer a video file from my iMac to edit on the iPad with iMovie. The movie was filmed on my friends iPhone 4S and I imported it to my iMac, then used ...