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 get iWork / iMovie / Garage Band free of charge?

Everything that I have read says that iWorks/ iMovie etc should be free for Mac users after 1 September 2013. I already bought Pages but want Numbers and iMovie. My MacBook Pro with retina is early ...
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Why can't I update iMovie?

I tried to update iMovie and got the following error. Update Unavailable with This Apple ID This update is not available for this Apple ID either because it was bought by a different user or the item ...
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Accessing events on external drive in iMovie '11 on Lion

I have my iMovie events stored on my external harddrive (located in a Synology NAS). It worked like a charm with iMovie '11 on Snow Leopard. I then received my new MBP with Lion and the external ...
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How to get iMovie, iPhoto & garage band back after rebuilding system?

My hard drive malfunctioned and I had to have it replaced with a new one and reboot my Mac. Now iPhoto, iMovie and garage band have all disappeared and are no longer on my Mac. Is there any way to get ...
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How to make DVD from iMovie

Apple has decided to exclude iDVD from Lion, and I haven't found an easy way to make a DVD that can be played on my DVD player created in iMovie. I found this question However, there is no clear ...
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If I remove GarageBand and iMovie from my MacBook Air, can I restore them later?

I have just bought a new MacBook Air 13" (2013). It comes pre-installed with GarageBand and iMovie. I don't really need these applications and I want to save my disk space, so I was thinking about ...
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How can I change the length of photos in iMovie '13?

I'm trying to make a simple iMovie time lapse video and it's my first time trying to iMovie '13. I have photos that I would like to change the duration of, only when I click the info icon there's just ...
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Convert .mov to .mp4

I want to convert .mov to .mp4! I saved the video from iMovie but it is in .mov format! How do I convert it to .mp4? I'm using a MacBook and I want to share it to my phone, but my phone can't open ....
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Apple said we can use iMovie to make App Previews, but I can't export the correct size using iMovie

I'm trying to create an App Preview for an iPhone app. I recorded a screen capture of the app in the native resolution of the phone. Then I imported the video in iMovie and used iMovie to add ...
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Processing videos through iMovie increases file size by 70x

This is just a curiosity of mine. I screen recorded ~5hrs of video using Quicktime, split up into roughly 10-20 minute segments. The folder which I saved them to is 4.73 GB big. However when I string ...
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How to join split clips back in iMovie?

After I split clip, now I have two parts of one clip. However my split was very useful, now I prefer to join it back, but my option to join clips is greyed out. Why?
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Split video in iMovie 10.1.1

I have a 45-minute long video; I've split it into about 20 segments (things separated by a black vertical bar in the timeline, produced using the ⌘ Command B "Split clip" operation). I'd now like ...
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Cut out parts from videos

I know I can trim videos at the beginning or at the end with QuickTime Player — And practically any other video-editing-app. But is there a simple way to cut out parts within a video — say ad-breaks ...
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How do I make an iMovie 11 project into a DVD without iDVD?

I'd like to do a dry run of how a slideshow in imovie-11 is doing to come out when I run it for real, if I decide that 'for real' means 'playing a DVD on a DVD Player with a projector.' Other answers ...
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How can I easily transfer videos from iPhone to iPad

iPhone records nicer videos than iPad, but working with iMovie on iPad is more pleasant than on iPhone. How can I easily transfer recorded videos from iPhone to iPad, preferably without using a ...
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How can I avoid re-encoding of video in iMovie and use it for cutting only?

I have a video that was created on a surveillance camera with the (for video) unsusual resolution of 1280x1024. It's encoded with H.264 and encapsulated in an MP4 AVC container. The quality is rather ...
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How do I add drop shadow to text in iMovie?

I am trying to add a drop shadow effect to text in iMovie. The problem I'm encountering is that there doesn't appear to be a drop shadow setting and the effect is applied seemingly at random. All the ...
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iMovie “Join Clips” option greyed out

Articles, Videos and similar posts / questions all describe being able to join clips in iMovie using the Join Clips option in the Modify menu of iMovie (10.1.8) on macOS High Sierra. Yet, iMovie is ...
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iMovie titles line spacing

Is it possible to adjust the line spacing on title screens (specifially: scrolling credits) in iMovie 10? I can find some references on how to do it in previous versions of iMovie (see e.g. font ...
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How to join Clips in iMovie 10?

I know there was a function in the context menu to join video clips together, but I can't find it in the newer version of iMovie 10. Is it still available?
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In iMovie 11, how do I export at my custom resolution/aspect ratio? It only allows 16:9/4:3?

I see a few posts that say it will also export at the aspect ratio you imported at, but how? I recorded a portion of my screen with Quicktime's screen recorder, and it came to a resolution of 680x812....
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Stop motion movie with iMovie11

How can I make a stop motion movie with iMovie. I just want to play around, so I don't want to buy iStopMotion. All tutorials I've found are with iMovie09 or older. I have some 50 pictures in a ...
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IMovie error -50

I am working in IMovie 7.1.4. When I try to export the movie I get this error message... "The project could not be prepared for publishing because an error occurred. (Error code = -50)"
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Projects between iMovie iPhone and iMovie OS X synchronised?

I am trying to address the question here about transferring the videos between OS X and iOS from the iMovie perspective. Because iMovie is Apple product, I hope there is some easy synchronisation. ...
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iMovie crashes on start up. How can I fix it?

iMovie version: 10.0.5 OS Version: Mac OS X 10.9.5 (13F34) It crashed with these information: Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread Exception Type: EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT) ...