Questions tagged [imovie]

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 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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How to disable easing on picture-in-picture iMovie keyframe editing

In iMovie I have a picture-in-picture image that I move around using the key framing capabilities. However, the image eases between locations: starts slow, and then accelerates to the next position. ...
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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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iMovie automate video creation from json?

We're trying to automate the process of creating an imovie video by pulling in json data from a list from each of the following subfolders. So here are the FamilyGuy subfolders with their repeating ...
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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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iMovie file export swaps '/' and ':' in the filename [duplicate]

When I export my iMovie project to an mp4 File > Share > File (iirc) And name it "Tacos w/ John" for example, the file created is "Tacos w: John.mp4" But if I name it "PROJECT: Yi", it saves to "...
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How to align clips from multiple cameras in iMovie

I recorded one hour of footage on two cameras. The cameras have a time limit of 10 or 20 minutes (see this thread on Video.StackExchange). The gaps between the cameras are not at the same time and I ...
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Cannot access content from icloud in imovie

I am new to iMovie. I have several photos/videos on my iphone, which is already synced in iCloud. Now on my Macbook with iMovie I would like to merge/edit them. But I am unable to access them from ...
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Getting original resolution from iMovie

I imported a screencapture recording into iMovie and added some headings. I'm trying to export it as a file with the same resolution as the original recording. Unfortunately, it looks like I only get ...
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turn off mic recording count-in iMovie macOS

On iMovie 10.13.1 on macOS Catalina 10.15 how do I turn off the "3... 2... 1..." beeping count-in when I record the mic inside of iMovie? I don't want to be counted in, I want to hit record and it ...
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How to trim a movie in iMovie

I have saved a video in Quicktime, and need to chop off the first 2 minutes and re-save as MOV/MP4. I cannot figure how to do this in iMovie, which is the only video editing software I have. I can ...
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How to backup efficiently and effectively iMovie 10.0

I have a long list of Projects in my iMovie 10.0 and the focus of this question is about iMovie 10.0 backup files / folders and methodology. I would like to backup everything so that if I move to a ...
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Macbook Pro Mojave 10.14.6 shutdown hangs sometimes after using iMovie

ok Ive been researching this for a few months now. My mbp hangs on shutdown, meaning it reaches as far as the black screen but the keyboard is lit and its still warm. Actually itll get super hot if ...
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Voiceover troubles in the latest iMovie update (August 2019)

5 months ago, I recorded a song on iMovie by rapping into a voiceover while the beat was playing. I did this by importing the beat into iMovie and then chose the voiceover function and rapped into my ...
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Why does Apple not recommend storing your iMovie library on an external drive?

I want to try keeping my iMovie library on an external drive because I use both my Imac (at home) and my MBP (when traveling) to edit my videos. Ideally, I would like to use a SD card so that it ...
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open .dv file from imovie '08 into imovie '09

I have used iMovie '08 on a 2010 MBP to capture video from a Digital8 recorder through the Firewire port. It created this 25 GB file: ~/Movies/iMovie Events.localized/New Event 7-27-19/clip-135-02-05 ...
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How to localize iMovie projects

I'm working on App Previews for my iOS application in iMovie. It contains video footage from device with Disclaimer titles below. I'm looking for a way to localize disclaimer titles. I have 3 videos ...
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How do I add captions to iMovie photos?

I'm using iMovie 10.1.12 on Mac Mojave. I wanted to add captions to a few photos in my movie and found this link, supposedly instructing me how to do it -- https://support.apple.com/kb/PH3202?locale=...
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In iMovie, can I suppress the visual portion of a video clip?

I'm using iMovie 10.1.12 on Mojave. I have a video clip that I want to play at the beginning of my slideshow. However, I only want the audio portion of the video clip to play and would like the ...
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In iMovie 10, how do you trim the middle of background audio?

I'm using iMovie 10.1.12 on Mac Mojave. I have set an audio clip for some background music. I was wondering if I could remove the middle of part of that clip. I left clicked where I wanted to begin ...
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How to edit .imovielibrary extension as project?

On iMovie 10.1.6 for Macbook Pro High Sierra 10.13.6— I'm trying to edit a project/clip which has been autosaved by iMovie with a .imovielibrary extension. When I try to open it to edit in iMovie, ...
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iMovie crashes on first startup

I have just downloaded iMovie on my new Mac (I had it on the old one) and it is not able to open. I crashes as soon as I click. I have also tried to restart, to login with the guest account and to ...
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iMovie will not recognise my 60fps video?

I've read many posts about this and I have pretty much tried everything and iMovie 10.1.11 (all updated) will not recognise my 60fps video. I've tried everything I can think of: Deleted, moved clips,...
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moving iMovie project to new Mac results in some sounds from same source missing

I have two Macs, the first running iMovie 10.1.2 and the second running iMovie 10.1.8. I completely copied the iMovie Library folder from the first machine to the second. When I opened iMovie on the ...
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Slow fade from opaque to full vision - iMovie

I would like to slowly fade a video clip of a person speaking from opaque at the beginning to full vision at the end over a cutaway of a moving star field. Any way I can do this please? Cheers Kurt
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How to add video to Project Media

My goal is to remove fluff from the middle of a video clip by removing many small sections. My understanding is to do the clip needs to be available in the Project Media I clicked on Project Media ...
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“New App Preview” not available in iMovie

I want to create an App Preview video for an app. I have started iMovie but no matter what I try the "New App Preview" is greyed out. I created a movie in Quicktime and imported it in...still ...
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My photo albums are not showing in iMovie

I cannot get my albums to show in iMovie. I did have an original photo library then created a new one (by mistake), so I set the new library to be the system library and deleted the original. How can ...
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How do I update iMovie after changing App Store Apple ID and upgrading macOS?

I recently upgraded to Mojave from 10.9. The app store shows an old Apple id as the "owner" of iMovie and I cannot update my version of iMovie without a password I don't know. My old version of ...
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How do I separate iMovie projects for backup and sharing?

Whenever I create a movie in iMovie, it seems to lump it all into a single iMovie Library file. This means I can't easily backup or share individual projects. I realize I can "Show Package Contents" ...
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How can I rotate a slo-mo video?

I have a slow motion video I took on an iPhone using the "SLO-MO" setting. Unfortunately it recorded in portrait mode, and I want it in landscape. I want to rotate it, but I don't want to lose the ...
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How can I turn a iMovie video into a “proper” DVD?

iMovie only has the option to export the film as a .mp4 file. I know that MAGIX can create title cards and menus etc. Is it possible to do the same with Apple Software? I also haven't found any ...
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Problem importing images into iMovie 10

I've recently encountered an issue importing images into iMovie 10 on some of our computers. The machines are running High Sierra and iMovie 10.1.6. On effected units, some imported images appear as ...
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Can 2 separate macbook Pros work on one imovie project at the same time?

I have a question regarding Imovie. I am wondering if 2 separate MacBooks can work on the same iMovie project at the same time. I am working on a project with a partner. When I say "at the same time", ...
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How can I free up storage on my MacBook Air?

My MacBook Air is out of storage but I can't figure out how to free up storage. I've tried deleting videos and photos but this doesn't change anything. I've also tried deleting videos off iMovie but ...
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No sound in iMovie of video recording using the Screen Recorder

I have an iPad (2018) 9.7-inch. I've recorded a video using the screen recorder. When I play the video on the iPad I hear a sound. When I import it to iMovie I don't hear any sound. Even when I ...
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Which iMovie Projects Contain Legacy Media

I received a warning when opening iMovie that some projects contain legacy media and won't work in the future. It gave me a link to Learn More. But it never told me which projects need to be updated. ...
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iMovie 10.1.9 fresh download/update resets to 10.5 MB every time

Device Specs: MacBook Pro with Retina display, Early 2015 8 GB RAM, i5 processor I just recently upgraded to macOS Mojave with a clean installation through the recovery mode and started downloading ...
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Clean up old iCloud videos without breaking iOS iMovies

My daughter takes a lot of videos with her iPad. She has maxed out her iCloud storage, so we need to clean some up (deleting from Photos, maybe archiving to an external hard drive). Unfortunately, ...
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Using tracks from Apple Music in iMovie project

I have used downloaded Apple Music as background music in projects created in iMovie? Will I lose that if I cancel Apple Music subscription? It seems like I would keep that as it is exported as ...
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Is it possible to send project from iMovie 10.1 to Final Cut Pro 7.0?

I'm unsure because the "Send movie to Final Cut Pro" option is missing from the File menu whatever project I try to open. Is there something I need to do to have this option?
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Bangla fonts are broken in iMovie

I can write Bangla in iMovie but when I watch it as a video or, export it the fonts are broken. How can I fix it? Any help would be great. I wrote two Bangla words like the first image and they are ...
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Can't put .mov file in iMovie

I'm trying to drag a .mov file into iMovie from Finder, but nothing happens when I try to drop it into the videos/images section. How do I put it in iMovie so I can edit it?
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How to set thumbnail for movie within iMovie?

I am currently inserted a manually created thumbnail at the start of a project within iMovie. This works. But.. if i want to add a transition to the starting thumbnail, i lose the thumb in my mac, and ...
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Where does iMovie store movies before projects are finalized

I have a current version of iMovie as well as an older version (9.0.9) installed on my MacBook. Some while ago I have created project with the older version. I can still run the video in it, but ...
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How to put a long picture overlay on top without imovie making the image scroll

This has to be the most annoying thing in iMovie. I just want a simple picture in picture. But iMovie crops the image and scrolls it! I can't find any option to avoid this!!! How annoying.
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Adjust volume only of music on iMovie

I need to highlight the narration in certain parts of the finished iMovie. How do I decrease the volume of only the music when both narration and music seem jumbled on the timeline?
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iMovie doesn't support Graphite appearance?

I downloaded iMovie and to my surprise I realized that it didn't support the Graphite appearance option. iMovie's window buttons are colourful. This leads me to believe that iMovie has badly written ...
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Fade to black for eight seconds (iMovie)

I have a clip at the end of my movie that is eight seconds long, but the Cross Dissolve or Fade to Black transition will only let the end transition happen for one second. Trying to increase the ...
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Is it possible to record iMovie voice over with AirPods?

I'm using iMovie 10.1.9 on High Sierra. My AirPods are paired and all of my audio is playing through them but I am unable to choose them to record a voice over in iMovie. I've even set them as the ...