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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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Keeping date of original recording in converted video file

I have some video files that came from a digital video camera. If I examine the file using exiftool, I see an output that includes: SB-iMac(~/Movies/trial) % exiftool f1.dv ExifTool Version Number ...
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Videos downloaded from Google Photos won't play with QuickTime Player

I get this error when I try to play videos downloaded from Google Photos on the QuickTime player: This file contains some media which isn’t compatible with QuickTime Player. Would you like to open ...
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How to select the audio track in iMovie?

I've imported an mp4 video into iMovie that has 2 audio tracks. How do I select the audio track I want?
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MacOS keeps reinstalling iMovie and GarageBand

I want to uninstall iMovie and GarageBand. But each time after I uninstall them, they are automatically reinstalled (without any message and notification). I tried to uninstall them directly (click ...
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Anyone know a video editing prog that works with Intel + OS 12.4?

I would love iMovie but I cannot find a version that works with my system. 2016 MacBookPro running OS 12.4, that's with the Intel chip. The latest version of iMovie needs the M1 chip and OS 13x. I ...
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some videos from iCloud are present in Photos but missing from iMovie

I have taken a bunch of videos on my iPhone, and I have iCloud so they sync automatically to Photos. All the videos from my phone show up in Photos. I'd like to make a movie with them, using iMovie. ...
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iMovie won't import text overlay from My Media

I'm trying to use video footage from security camera in iMovie. The clip I'm trying to import is mp4, and has some sort of text overlay which shows time and date. I can import it fine and it shows in ...
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How to show a series of images in a video using Final Cut Pro?

I was making a video, which has 12 photos / images, let's say, each one is displayed for about 30 seconds in the video. I noticed in Final Cut Pro, I can arrange the images "side by side", ...
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Recreating "split screen" + "slide" from iMovie in Final Cut

So there's a super simple effect you can do in iMovie, where you add an image on top of the timeline, then set it to Split Screen, and use the Slide slider to set the timing, and the image will ...
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How to select a single photo from an "Event" to drag it into the timeline?

I am struggling to use iMovie. I have created some "Events" and added a bunch of photos to each "Event". Now I want to drag single photos from that collection of photos to the ...
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Two copies of iMovie app: can't get rid of the one "Installing" from the LaunchPad (other working from Finder)

I have the following situation: In application Folder LaunchPad (stuck here ever since) I found similar problems, such as: iMovie update stuck with phantom app Mac App Store update stuck (...
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What will happen if I delete the empty 'iMovie' folder under my Documents folder

I have an empty folder named iMovie stored in my Documents directory, ~/Documents/iMovies. I don't have any files in this folder but I notice it has a unique folder icon compared to other folders. Can ...
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How to change one color to another in iMovie?

I just started using iMovie on Mac for the first time. I've imported a single clip of a video I filmed of trees with sky above them. I applied a comic style filter, and now there is solid white around ...
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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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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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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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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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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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