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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 record a video on MacBook Pro with a mirrored camera view?

I am trying to record a video (mirrored) on my MacBook Pro but every camera is not mirrored. I tried recording in iMovie, Final Cut Pro, and Quicktime. None of them record mirrored and I can't see an ...
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iMovie export settings - what *exactly* do they do?

In iMovie 10, the export options are limited to: Format (Video and Audio, Audio Only) Resolution (540p, 720p, 1080p, sometimes 4k) Quality (Low, Medium, High, Best (ProRes), Custom) Compress (Faster, ...
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How do I proportionally reduce the size of my video?

I want to resize the video pixels to a very small size so that I can use it to mosaic the original video through iMovie. Unfortunately, QuickTime player no longer supports custom arbitrary size. Is ...
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Halt the video in iMovie on iPad

I want to pause the video at a certain point, thus making a still for a few seconds. The music should continue to play. How can I do that? Is that even possible? If not, is this possible in iMovie for ...
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Importing into iMovie

I have a 2 TB external hard drive with an iMovie Library on it and a 25 GB video file. I dragged the 25 GB video file into a timeline in the iMovie Library and it said “Importing” at the top right. ...
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Video and Audio are out of sync in iMovie export

I have recorded video and audio with two completely independent devices. Now I want to join those two together in iMovie and export the resulting video. I have perfectly synced up the two, and when I ...
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Time Machine believes that iMovie Library is deleted, when iMovie is open

I have a Mac Mini (Mid-2011 model), running Mac OS X 10.11.6, with iMovie 10.1.6. I have a iMovie Library.imovielibrary file in the ~/Movies folder, which contains all my iMovie projects. When I don't ...
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iMovie - when selecting crop controls, no adjustable frame appears

I'm trying to crop a clip in my iMovie project. After I select cropping controls, whether I'm using "Fit" or "Crop to Fill" or "Ken Burns" there's no white adjustable ...
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iMovie in MacBook, black bar in youtube and cinematic mode

I am using iMovie 10.2.5. I have exported the clip I made with iMovie as a file, with resolution 4K, quality high. When I checked on the video dimension on the file info, I get 3840 x 2160. However, ...
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How to change length of storyboard clips in iMovie trailers for iPad

I need to be able to change the length of storyboard clips for iMovie trailer iPad edition.
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Is there a way to replace media yet retain the source/edit information?

I have an iMovie project which contains source media in .MOV format that is several GBs in size. With Handbrake, I can reduce the size of the video down quite a bit because of H.264 compression as an ....
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How to change voice on iMovie iPad?

I want to change the voice of my clip. For example, I want to make the voice more deep, or high, more masculine, or feminine. How can I do that on iMovie on iPad?
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Can I share files between my Macbook Air and my Windows 10 PC with a usb-c adapter?

I am trying to edit high-quality YouTube videos using iMovie on my Mac. However, it does not have enough space to export the video. So I tried connecting my Mac to my PC using a usb cable and a usb-c ...
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How to type superscript in iMovie?

I want to type superscript in iMovie to indicate a large number (like 10^50). I don't know how to do this if there's a way, so can someone please help? thanks.
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Higher RAM vs Higher Storage [closed]

I am planning to buy the new MacbookAir with M1 chip. My usage Basic Word, PowerPoint editing. Plan to use native Pages and Keynotes. Frequent video editing using iMovie and Kdenlive. I do not ...
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I install apps on OS X 10.9.5, Then They Disappear

I have a problem with my iMac 🖥 where I install an app from the App Store, it says it’s installed, but then I check the Launchpad and the app is not there. Some important details you may need to help ...
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iMovie built in music and audio effects missing

This problem also happens to me in Final Cut. Since one week or so, the common audio effects and music clips are missing. I have removed these two applications, rebooted the computer and installed ...
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How do I update macOS App Store apps to the latest compatible version?

I have rather belatedly (March 2021) updated my macBook to Mojave. Because I depend on Aperture and other 32-bit apps I can't update to Catalina. brew doctor tells me: Warning: Your Xcode (10.1) is ...
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How to get back iMovie version compatible with macOS 10.14?

How can I get an iMovie version compatible with macOS 10.14. I deleted it to clear up space on the hard drive, but I need it now and the App Store only lists a version compatible with 10.15+ Apple ...
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It says I've got about 3 GB and it won't let me download something for 2.2 GB. Why is it saying this and how do I successfully download it?

It says I've got about 3 GB on my mac but when I try to get iMovie from the App Store (something that takes 2.2 GB) it says I do not have enough room on my Mac. I am using an Apple Macintosh Macbook ...
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Can Garageband Loops be removed after removing Garageband?

I have just removed Garageband Loops via System Information > Manage; these remained after I'd uninstalled Garageband using AppCleaner. Can I remove them manually or will this impact other ...
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Moving iMovie (10) libraries to external hard drive

I have a friend who have a 13" macbook pro from 2014. The OS is Yosemite 10.10.15. My friend would like to upgrade her OS to either High Sierra or Mojave or even maybe Catalina or Big Sur, ...
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Need to download iMovie '09 on MacBook Pro 16" with iMovie 10

I would like to transfer old Hi8 tapes onto my new MacBook using FireWire. I have an old Digital Sony Handycam and all of the required adapters to connect it to my MacBook USB-C ports. I tried ...
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Audio missing in iMovie when importing screen recorded video

I have an iPhone 11 Pro. I've recorded a video using the screen recorder. When I play the video on the iPhone I hear a sound. When I import the video to my Mac and play it on Quicktime, I hear a sound....
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iMovie crashes on double clicking

Drag an image onto the timeline. Move the mouse cursor to the end of the image until you see the cursor changes to something like this <-|-> Then double click, instantly iMovie crashes. I haven'...
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iMovie does not see my Mini DV tapes

I am trying to import Mini DV on my 2020 MacBook Pro. My camera is a 22 year old Sony HDR-HC7E. I have a 400 to 800 Firewire cable, and 2 Apple adaptors - Firewire 800 to Thunderbolt 2 and ...
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iMovie doesn't appear to be able to use all the available space on iPad

When trying to save a 15-minute movie from iMovie in order to upload it in the YouTube app, I frequently get the message "Storage Full: There is not enough space left on this device. You cannot ...
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How to move an imovie project from one computer to another?

I've been editing a video in macbook and it's running out of space.. How do I move the data to a new computer so that I can continue editing the video?
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Can I select a clip in imovie by specifying the start and end time? (rather than dragging mouse)

Is there a way in imovie to select a clip by typing in the start and end time (rather than by dragging the mouse). I would like to make a precise selection from, for example, 0:16 to 18:02. Is there ...
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iMovie movie cannot be played on Mac!

I have been rendering a movie using iMovie (10.1.14) on a Mac 10.14.6 with output to a file with some settings (resolution 540p, Quality High, Compression: Faster), but whenever I am trying to play ...
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App restoration on Macbook Pro - will these apps be reinstalled whenever Big Sur launches?

Before I delete iMovie and GarageBand on a shared MacBook Pro (I'm the admin), if I upgrade from MacOS Catalina 10.15.7 to Big Sur (whenever it launches), will they auto-restore on Big Sur being ...
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iMovie stopped exporting

I've been using/learning iMovie in order to create online classes for my students because of COVID19. Everything has been working fine until this morning. iMovie just won't export a file. I've created ...
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How to prevent second audio track volume from increasing/decreasing automatically because of other audio track?

I'm using iMovie (10.1.14) to make a demo video. I recorded the video and I added voice parts here and there. Then I added the music as an additional audio track. The problem is, in the parts when I'...
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iMovie pinwheels (spins) constantly on a brand new MacBook Pro with 16GB RAM

MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2020, Four Thunderbolt 3 ports) 2.3 GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7, 16 GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4 macos 10.15.5 (19F101) YouTube video that demonstrates the problem: https://www.youtube.com/...
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iMovie only imports 4 seconds of a movie clip that is much longer than 4 seconds

Intermittent… sometimes iMovie decides to only import 4 seconds of my movie clip even though it is much longer. I am dragging it out of Photos and into iMovie When I QUIT & RELAUNCH iMovie, the ...
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How do I do the following with iMovie?

I am trying to do a few things with iMovie, and unable to figure it out. I marked different places in the video with a "Marker". Is there a way for me to select anything between two specific markers? ...
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FFLibraryUpgradeLock error while opening iMovie library from another machine

I'm getting this error when opening an iMovie library that I copied from another machine. I copied it and overwrote ~/Movies/iMovie Library.imovielibrary. "iMovie Library” could not be opened. You ...
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iMovie on Macbook download fail: "We could not complete your purchase." What could I do?

This MacBook Air 2017 has been freshly installed with Mojave. I wiped the disk before doing so. After that, I went on to the App Store to download iMovie... but it won't download! The error message ...
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How to split a video exported from iMovie into multiple shorter videos

I have several movies that have been exported from iMovie in the mp4 format. I would like to split each of these movies into five segments, ideally without messing with the video quality/compression ...
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recombine iMovie clips from miniDV without volume problems between them?

I am using iMovie to import miniDV videos. The tapes are pretty old (~20 years) and there are numerous errors on them. As a result, iMovie creates lots of individual clips. When I try to recombine ...
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Audio out of sync after exporting from iMovie

I recorded a vlog on my iPhone 8+ and edited it in iMovie. When I play the video in iMovie, the audio is perfectly fine and in sync with the video. However, when I export it and upload it to YouTube, ...
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No iMovie Main Window

All of a sudden, starting up iMovie doesn't give me a main editing window. Most of the menu items are grayed out. Mojave on a Mac Pro (Early 2008).
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iMovie Auto update

I bought my Apple IPad in 2017. How can I update the iMovie software in my iPad so that I get additional features like reducing background noise, equaliser etc.
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Can iMovie Projects be stored in iCloud?

I have enabled iCloud for iMovie, but they don't show up in the iMovie Media of my other MacBook. Is it possible to access iMovie Projects with iCloud? iMovie is enabled: Can't see iMovie in ...
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audio clip bounds not remaining fixed when clip is moved

I had a clip which I detached the audio from. I then trimmed the audio clip, and tried to copy and paste it so I would have two identical clips of the audio one right after the other. However, the ...
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How can I merge two clips into one split view using iMovie?

What I'd like to achieve is to merge two-screen recordings into one, each one takes half of the screen, using only one of the audio. An example is this one: Two recordings were joined into one on a ...
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Make animated GIF from a movie created in iMovie.app on Mac

I made my first little 10-second movie in iMovie 10.1.x on macOS Mojave. Is there a way to turn this movie into an animated GIF?
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How to add readable subtitles in iMovie?

I'm using iMovie 10.1.13 on 2015 macbook running OX 10.14.6 I'm trying to put some subtitles below the movie to make for my poor English pronunciation or to allow viewers to view without sound. I'm ...
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iMovie 10.1.12 - Faster Export to File

Is there a way to minimize time taken to Export to File a movie clip? Currently it's taking a long time. Is there a specific setting to switch on or off? Not reduction in resolution etc.
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How to deduplicate iMovie files in "Original Media"?

With each project, iMovie imports videos, images, and audio into an iMovie Library.imovielibrary. I want my originals in a separate folder, along with other originals that I didn't import into iMovie ...
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