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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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 picture in picture resizing

I am placing multiple video picture in pictures in my iMovie project. Is there a function with which, once I find a size I like for the first one or two, I can then apply that same universal size to ...
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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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Can't record a 1080p video from the iOS Simulator with the Quicktime Player

I am trying to record a video of my iOS game, using Quicktime Player, running the iPhone8Plus Simulator in a portrait mode which is supposed to produce a 1080px1920 video. However, the resolution I ...
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Unable to open iMovie

I'm trying to open the iMovie app on my Macbook, but it has an X on the icon and when I click on it, it tells me I to upgrade the app in order to get into it. In the Mac App Store, I checked for new ...
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In iMovie, how to put multiple picture-in-picture?

I'm trying to put two black boxes on my clip two block two names, and every YouTube tutorial tells me to export after placing the first box and do the trick again. How do I put multiple simultaneous ...
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iMovie error when saving to camera roll

When ever I try to export a video from my camera roll (at whatever file size) it comes up with the message 'an error has occurred during export'. I have tried everything I found when searching the ...
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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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Move iMovie project to an external drive

I have loaded some camcorder cassette tapes into iMovie and have tried to move the video projects to a back up disk to free up space on my hard drive. The help menu says that if you choose "move ...
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How to display timecodes with iMovie 10.0.7 N

On discussion forums, I read that I have to go to iMovie Preferences and ask to display timecodes. https://support.apple.com/kb/PH2129?locale=en_US&viewlocale=fr_FR But my preferences window ...
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IMovie 10 Transitioning pictures over a video

I am working on iMovie 10 on Mavericks. I am creating a movie that has a video. At times during the video I overlay sets of pictures. I can transition nicely into the picture sets but I cannot seem ...
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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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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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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; however,...
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How to force iMovie to create iPhoto video thumbnails in the background?

I import my videos from my camera into iPhoto along with the stills. Then I use iMovie to create videos from them. Unfortunately every time I open iMovie to get some work done it wants to go through ...
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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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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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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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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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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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iMovie won't open iMovie Library backup

I had a Macbook Air (2014) running iMovie 10.0.5 on Yosemite which died by water damage. The SSD survived and I had it TimeMachine backed up to an external drive at an Apple Store. The backed up ...
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How can an amateur remove only the voices from a video on a Mac?

I took a video in the mountains with my phone over the weekend. In the background there are others who are speaking during the video. I'd like to remove these voices but retain the sound of the wind ...
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why isn't iMovie letting me save my video?

My sister and I have a YouTube channel, and I edited a video and wanted to save the video to my camera roll. However, I deleted it from my camera roll & my recently deleted. Now I want to save it ...
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iMovie stills turn out blurry in mp4

I have high quality pngs and/or pdfs imported into iMovie. They look great on their own. However, when I share to file (using all the highest quality settings), the final result looks blurry. Any ...
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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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iMovie Clip not rendering

I imported some videos from my phone onto my laptop. They are mp4 files and when I play them they play properly. However, when I import them into iMovie they are all really laggy and the video lags ...
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Application bundle installation problem on Mavericks!

I own a Macbook Pro in May, 2011 and got two DVD with it. One for installing OS X and another for Application Install. I'm currently running OS X Mavericks and now I want to install applications that ...
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How to stop iMovie removing high frequency audio when exporting?

i have inserted a high frequency audio (more than 18000Hz) into a Movie, it is to test if children can hear that frequency during my video presentation. However, iMovie does not allow anything above a ...
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iMovie on iPad orientation

I created a math tutorial video using the built in recorder on iPad (2015 iPad Pro running iPad OS 12.4). And, it was created in portrait orientation. Now, all I want is to clip the beginning and end ...
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Spilt an audio file and then export individual files

I have an audio file that contains a list of different words, I want to split up the file into 60 separate files. At the moment I'm just splitting the audio file and then deleting the rest of the file,...
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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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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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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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iMovie: Dissolves on Top Video Track?

In iMovie (10.1.8), I can see how to add dissolves on the main video timeline, but I cannot figure out how to create dissolves on the secondary (top) video timeline. Is there a way to do this? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How to repeat the sound clip to the entire length of the video clip?

As you can see in my screen shot I have a movie clip that is much longer than the auto clip. The audio clip is just some generic background music created in Garage Band. I would like to keep repeat ...
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How to backup my Macbook documents on an external drive, always adding?

My MacBook drive size is 120GB. Every few months I empty the photo library, I delete my GarageBand recordings and empty the iTunes resources—all these after I copy them on an external hard drive. So, ...
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iMovie in iPad cannot find clips after sync with laptop

The kids have loved making movies in iMovie on the iPad. So much so that they filled it with their clips. So I synced to my laptop and selected the "delete from device" option in Photos figuring that ...