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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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Final Cut Pro, read/write via External Hard Disk

Please forgive my silly question but can videos be edited on FCP via external HDD? My MBP is running out of storage and I want to start learning video editing where all everything is to be done ...
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iMovie titles line spacing

Is it possible to adjust the line spacing on title screens (specifially: scrolling credits) in iMovie 10? I can find some references on how to do it in previous versions of iMovie (see e.g. font ...
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Create video file with multiple audio tracks?

I have an animated movie in three different languages. The picture is exactly the same for each langauge, only the audio is different. I want to merge all these files into one, so that I have a ...
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Cut out parts from videos

I know I can trim videos at the beginning or at the end with QuickTime Player — And practically any other video-editing-app. But is there a simple way to cut out parts within a video — say ad-breaks ...
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Crop video that has been taken the vertical way on iPhone

I frequently capture video holding my phone as usual, which means vertically. But when I want to watch it on a computer screen, I would like to have it full screen - even if it means loosing the top ...
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IMovie 10.1 video turns green

From My Media I have dropped several photos and videos into the timeline to create a video. Everything going well until the videos I have do not show the images but rather a green screen. I hear the ...
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Remove audio track in QuickTime 10?

In previous versions of QuickTime you could remove the audio track and save the file. This function appears to have been removed in QuickTime 10. Is it still possible?
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best way to convert mpeg2 to mpeg4 on Mac (Yosemite)? [duplicate]

I have home movies in DVD format, and would like to convert the VIDEO_TS files that are .VOB, I believe that's MPEG2 inside, into MPEG4 or whatever's best for import into iMovie. I read about ...
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How can I rotate a video by a few degrees?

I've taken a fairly tilted video and want to rotate it to be level, how can I do this? I'm open to any third-party apps but purely apple solutions are better. I have FCPX, but I don't know if I can ...
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How useful is Motion 5 without Final Cut Pro X?

My video editing needs are very, very pedestrian and seldom. I have no real need for Final Cut Pro. When I do make videos, however, I like to customize titles a bit more than what iMovie allows. So ...
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How to edit WebM video files on Mac?

Join.me exports screen recordings in WebM format. I can play WebM files using VLC but I can't edit them. Searching for a solution brings up hundreds of spamware 'video converters'. Is there a simple ...
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How to use the antishake option for iMovie

I have a .mp4 video clip recorded with a GoPro camera, that I like to stabilize. I want to use iMovie, which I understand should have an antishake function according to this information. In iMovie I ...
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Import Keynote Animation to iMovie

I have a Keynote file with a lot of animations on the slides. I wish to record myself giving a presentation while playing the slides in full screen as a movie. Is there a way to export Keynote ...
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How can I adjust the music in imovie for part of a movie?

I have a imovie project that I am creating and I have video clips and an audio track which plays a song. I see that I can adjust the volume level of the song for the whole song but I want to lower ...
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iPhone video app that lets you switch from front to back (in) camera mid recording?

Does anyone know of any iPhone (6) camera apps that lets you flip from the front camera to back camera whilst recording a video please? The standard camera does not, and I can't seem to find any ...
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Connecting a hardrive to an ipad for iMovie

Want to use my ipad for light movie editing computer. The 32 gigs is not cutting it. Is their a way to connect a hardrive to the ipad to use in imovie? I have in the past used icloud to store the bulk ...
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What options are available to _losslessly_ trim mp4/m4v video on 10.8 or above?

I have some DRM-free m4v video that I would like to edit by trimming here and there. QuickTime X ($0) Pros: free, built-in to OS X Cons: selector to choose 'start' and 'end' times is not very ...
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What open source video editing software packages are available for the Mac?

What are open source video editing softwares available for the Mac? I have used Pitivi, AVS on other systems.
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How can I move a group of selected clips from the cutaway timeline down to the main timeline using the trackpad?

I can only move a selected group of clips from the overlay timeline to the main timeline using a mouse. Using the trackpad, as soon as I click on one of the clips in the group, it only selects that ...
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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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is there a way to store video on an external device yet be able to edit it in iMovie on my ipad air?

I have an ipad air and recently i was trying to edit a quick 10 min movie of some 1080p 60fps video in iMovie. I only have a 32 gig ipad air so i wasn't able to upload all the video on to the ipad. i ...
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How can I open MTS video files to iPhone's photostream so applications can use them?

My goal is to have the MTS files in PhotoStream so that all of my iPhone applications such as video collage creator apps can use them. MTS video files are files created by Sony Nex 3N camera that are ...
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IOS9 Video Scrubbing

In IOS8 it was possible to scrub through videos without first pressing the play button. In IOS9 it seems that the only way to access the scrubbing tool is to first start playing the video and then ...
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On iMovie 10.0.9, how can I export smaller video files?

On my Macbook Air, I recorded a video using iMovie 10.0.9. Then I clicked Share > File. The resolution is 1280x720. At "High" quality, the file size of the resulting mp4 video was 1 GB for just 11 ...
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Adding New Projects To iMovie 15

We just added iMovie 15 and Final Cut X to our Video Production Class. I have multiple users (periods 1 - 5) editing the same footage (Hold Up) in iMovie 15. I'd like to make sure they don't edit the ...
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Recording direct from camera into MacBook Pro via HDMI?

Is there any way to 'tether' my camera via its HDMI out to a MacBook pro? The goal is to record live, uncompressed, video direct from a camera. Thus skipping the camera's file system and recording ...
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Can I change my 2011 iMac's graphic card from AMD's to nvidia Quadro?

I do lot of video editing work, mostly on FCP & Avid and I feel Quadro card is way to go. Do you think I can get it changed from Apple? -Reddy
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How can I remove a portion of from the middle of a movie?

Quicktime Player help: With QuickTime Player you can quickly remove a portion of the beginning or end of a movie or a movie clip to make it shorter or remove unwanted content. I want to ...
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Will video and photo editing wear out a 2015 macbook pro's SSD significantly?

I plan on buying the latest 2015 13" Macbook pro while travelling for video and photo editing (among other activities such as programming). The SSD size will probably be 256 or 512gb along with a 2TB ...
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How to solve audio sync issue on the Mac? (and it is not just by a constant out of sync amount)

I downloaded a clip from 56.com or youku.com, and then found that the video and audio is out of sync. At first, near 6:00, the video is about 0.7 second slower, and I used iMovie to "detach audio" ...
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Concatenating AVI files with multiple tracks

I have a directory of AVI files that I would like to combine into a single AVI file. These AVI files come from a dash cam and have two video tracks -- a front camera and a rear camera. I tried to ...
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iMovie 10.0.7 How do I mark my “favorite” part of a video and move it into the timeline

Under the old version you could make the part of the video clip you liked and it would show GREEN after you moved it into the the timeline. This version shows the make area in the menu, but does not ...
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Mac software for developing a product video

I'm looking to develop a video for a software application that I make. I'm willing to spend a lot of time learning the software, so features are more important than simplicity. I've got access to the ...
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Is there a free program to join and cut AVI movie files?

I have a camera and it creates an AVI file every 10 minutes when recording video. I would like to join files from the camera and sometime trim part of the video. I don't want re-encode the files if ...
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Change video Release Date in iTunes

Until now, I could change Release Date on videos without problem. But, from now, If the video hasn't Release Date field, when I tried to edit, it always appears 05/06/05 on that field and I could not ...
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Making Terminal recognize HandBrakeCLI commands

I just downloaded HandBrake on my Mac to edit videos (and compress them). The GUI works fine, however, when I type the command HandBrakeCLI in Terminal, it does NOT find the command. The specific ...
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Subtitle editor for OSX?

I have a video in mp4 (MPEG-4) and I would like to add subtitles to it. What tool or application would you recommend to help me write and sync the subtitles with the video?
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Is there any default tool in OSX by which to add text (such as subtitle) to a video?

I would like to add a notification to a video at some particular time period that "Mistake Lorem in this". Does OSX have any default video tool (simple) to add any type of text (subtitle ok too) to ...
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What 4k video editing programs are available?

So far I've dabbled in video edition with consumer tools from Apple like various versions of iMovie and occasionally using external programs like ffmpeg or Handbrake for conversion. Now I'm looking at ...
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How can I get Final Cut Pro to reload my Motion projects without restarting it?

I often switch back and forth between working on a Final Cut project and working on a Motion generator or title I use in that project. If I make changes to the Motion project, I have to restart Final ...
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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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Any way to edit video in iMovie after establishing multiple audio tracks?

I've painstakingly edited audio from two separate tracks with my video in iMovie 2011. Now I want to trim the audio+video in certain areas. However, all I am able to do is select a portion of video, ...
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Final Cut Pro X: green key

I've recorded a video clip with a TV in the background. During the recording, I displayed a green key on the TV. Now, I want to replace the green color with a picture I captured. It's an almost ...
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Video Editing Software - MKV?

I want to edit MKV video files (anime). Naturally I want to use iMovie / Final Cut. But sadly they can't import MKV? What is the recommended thing to do? Should I convert the files first or use a ...
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Get all frames from .mov video

Which program can I use to get all frames from .mov video file. I need this frames in png or jpg. I don't need just one frame I want to export all frames from my video in the same resolution.
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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'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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Split Quicktime Clip Collection Into Individual Videos

For whatever reason, my camcorder saves recorded videos as "clips" all bundled into a massive AVCHD movie file. I can open each clip individually and manually export it through Quicktime, but this is ...
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How can I determine if my MBP running Snow Leopard has been attacked by a virus?

5 yr old MBP Intel bought for video editing ran fine for 4 yrs, using Tiger & FCE 3.5. Past year has been stormy. Onset was unrecoverable crash dx'ed as not-worth-fixing logic board failure by ...