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 do I download a shared folder in iCloud and sync it?

I am trying to download a folder that someone else shared with me. This part is not difficult however I want my downloaded folder to sync to the original folder. A person has shared with me iMovie ...
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Way to add reverb in iMovie

I know its possible in Garageband but is there a way to apply a reverb effect to video or audio clips in iMovie? By the way I have iMovie Version 10.0.6 installed on my mac. Any suggestions would be ...
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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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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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How can I import mini-DV content onto a Mac?

I have a number of old mini-DV tapes that I would like to import into my Macbook. I want an app to read the contents of these tapes It should be able to produce a single MP4 combining all of the ...
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Can iMovie edit and export 1440p video?

I see that on Apple’s website, there is no mention of 1440p video editing, but 2160p (4K) can export up to 30 FPS, while 1080p (HD) can export up to 60 FPS. Can iMovie export 1440p at 60 or 30 FPS?
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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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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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How do I split a video every X minutes?

How can I split a video every X minutes using iMovie or some other Mac software, outputting the split videos to a folder, named by section (e.g. "video1of4", "video2of4")?
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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 ...
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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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Increase fade in/out from/to black time in iMovie 10.1.4?

Is it possible to increase the length of time that the fade in/out from/to black takes when editing a video in iMovie (added using the Settings pop-up menu in the video timeline(?) panel at the bottom ...
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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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My project has disappeared from iMovie — can you help me get it back?

I have been working on a project on iMovie and yesterday I opened iMovie to continue working on it but I can't find it. It says I have two projects but it only shows me one project and I am freaking ...
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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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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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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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Fit 2 video clips in iMovie side by side without cropping

When using iMovie's side-by-side feature, it cropped the clips automatically by default. How do we make it to fit the clips into the final clip without cropping any parts of the images? Clip1: ...
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Resolution of pictures hopping from iphoto to imovie to idvd

So, I've got this pretty big (12 minutes, 3sec/slide) slide show. I may be done with it. I may not. The show is composed of ten iPhoto-11 slideshows. Each one was set up 4:3, then exported, with the ...
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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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Is it possible to download/acquire iMovie 10.1.6?

Two weeks ago, Apple released iMovie 10.1.7, which suddenly requires macOS 10.12.2 (previously it only required 10.11.2). Unfortunately, my Mac, while perfectly capable of doing everything else I ...
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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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iMovie 09, setting all clips to 'fit' mode

I'm currently making an experiment that requires taking loads of pictures and then putting them into a video for analysis. However when I import them to iMovie 09, it gives the Ken Burns effect, which ...
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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 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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Multiple video track layers in iMovie?

I have a four videos of the same event (a band playing) all taken from different angles. I'd like to make a concert video of the footage. Nothing special, just cut from angle to angle throughout the ...
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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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“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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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 move movie files from iMovie library to Photos library

I have imported my movie files to the iMovie library (imovielibrary) but want them moved to the Photos library (photoslibrary). What is the easiest most efficient way to do this without reimporting ...
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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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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 preserve portrait mode of iPhone recording in iMovie and Final Cut Pro?

If an iPhone screen recording, which is 1080 x 1920 (portrait size) is edited in iMovie or Final Cut Pro, and resaved as a final video, I noticed the video will be landscape: 1920 x 1080 with black ...
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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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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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