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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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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Why won't video from ffmpeg show in QuickTime, iMovie or quick preview?

I've been using ffmpeg for the occasional video conversion for quite some time, and recently discovered that H.264 (libx264) videos generated by ffmpeg aren't working in iMovie or QuickTime (nor will ...
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Is there a way to use Live Photos in iMovie?

Is there a way to use Live Photos in iMovie on macos or ios? Or do we have to wait until Apple updates iMovie to make it so?
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iMovie: Crop and letterbox (ignore aspect ratio)

I have a project in iMovie and I want to crop part of one of the included clips to a rectangle that isn't 16x9 or 4x3 or any standard aspect ratio. As far as I can see, iMovie will only let me crop in ...
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imovie. Adding a static image without the gentle zooming effect

I'm using imovie 10.0.3 When I add a static image (a jpeg file) to my movie it adds a gentle zooming effect. Very pretty but I didn't want it, and I cannot work out how to switch it off. Infuriating! ...
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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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Change all photo durations at once in iMovie 10.1.1

I'm doing a quick project in iMovie but it's anything less than quick! I have imported all the pictures I want, no videos/clips. I have added them into the project and want them ALL to be the same ...
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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 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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iMovie crashes on startup

I've just installed iMovie from the App Store. When I run it, it crashes after the Welcome wizard. I've rebooted, deleted and reinstalled, and the same thing happens each time. I've tried opening ...
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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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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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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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How can I adjust the music in imovie for part of a movie?

I have a imovie project that I am creating and I have video clips and an audio track which plays a song. I see that I can adjust the volume level of the song for the whole song but I want to lower ...
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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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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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Cannot import video into iMovie

I have an avi file that takes 350mb; I go into iMovie and i create a new project, then i create a new event and then i click on import video, i go to the right directory, to the avi file and click on ...
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How can I cut down on the size of iMovie Library.imovielibrary?

I recently noticed that the file at ~/Movies/iMovie Library.imovielibrary is taking up an awful lot of space: Is there a way to make it smaller? I don't have anything important in iMovie - what ...
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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 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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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 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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.iso vs .img files for DVD images?

There seem to be multiple standards for image files representing the contents of a DVD. For example, iDVD creates .img files if told to burn a file rather than a DVD directly. However, Linux install ...
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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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What's the optimal Handbrake setting to convert AVI for editing in iMovie/Final Cut?

A friend has a Canon still camera (the PowerShot G9) that has a movie mode. My research shows that the camera produces 30 fps VGA-sized AVI files (probably uncompressed). She wants to send the footage ...
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How to upgrade to the latest iMovie for free?

My iMac was bought in late 2008 and I recently updated it to version OS X 10.9.4. I still have the '08 version of iMovie. How do I update it? And why would I have to pay to do so if it is a built in ...
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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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Why does a video file get bigger after editing it with iMovie?

Input File: Kind: MPEG-4 File Size: 305 MB Dimensions: 640 x 360 Codecs: H.264, AAC Duration: 52:07 Audio Channels: 2 After using iMovie to trim a bit from the beginning and end of the file, I tried ...
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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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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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What's the best way to import DVD into iMovie 11?

My got a new Mac for Christmas and I'm trying to help her import a bunch of DVDs with home movies transferred from VHS into iMovie 11. Google turns up several results but most are trying to sell you ...
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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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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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What is the best way to automatically create a movie from my iPhoto videos?

When I first started using a Mac almost 6 years ago iMovie had a mode (automovie?) where I could just throw a folder at it and it would create a movie from all the photos and videos. This was a great ...
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iMovie 10 (Mavericks): Altering the duration of imported pictures (stills)

In earlier versions of iMovie, you could relatively easily import still pictures and alter their duration to create slide show. However, in the latest release, iMovie 10, this ability seems to have ...
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How can I create a new imovie theme (or customize an existing one)?

In imovie 10 (like in its predecessors) there are a bunch of nice themes. I've got a standard one I use almost all the time. There are some things I always change, though, like the wording of the ...
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Fix bad image quality in dark images in iMovie

I have an iMovie project (stop motion animation). Everything is fine, except for a dark scene. The photos get pixelated and blocked, and really ruined. The original image is very sharp and clear, yet ...
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How do I rotate a movie on the iPad/iPhone?

I have a movie in my camera roll that is incorrectly rotated. I would like to rotate it 90 degrees to fix the problem. Using this tip I was able to rotate the movie using iMovie. However, the ...
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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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iPad: export Keynote project to video

Setup. I'm running the most recent version of Keynote (as of April 3rd, 2014) on an iPad Air, WiFi-only version @ 16GBs. Task/issue. I would like to export the project/slideshow to a video file (to ...
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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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Unable to flip a clip horizontally in iMovie 10.1.6

I'm running iMovie 10.1.6 on MacOS Sierra 10.12.6 on a brand new, 2017 MacBook Air. I have a clip which I want to flip/invert horizontally so that writing which currently appears with writing in ...
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How can I speed up iMovie?

iMovie is basically unusable for me at this point. I've got over 1000 video clips (most of them around 6 seconds since they were taken in Vine) and any time I try and switch events or projects it ...
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Is it possible to resize video in iMovie?

I took a screen recording from my iPhone 5 and I want to convert its size from 640x1136 to 750x1134. For extra pixels I need black fill color. Is it possible in iMovie in OS X?
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How do I export a single frame from iMovie 10.0.3?

I might end up resorting to a screenshot, but I do not know the movie's resolution, and would like an image at actual size. I have tried lots of methods that came up when I searched online. The ...
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Why an AVI video file cannot be imported to iMovie?

I'm using iMovie and try to import a .avi file, 730.5MB. But iMovie keeps saying that "None of the selected files or folders can be imported. Change the selection and try again." Small .avi files ...
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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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Attempting to share a video in iMovie '13 results in error -50

I have updated to iMovie '13 (v10.01.0) and can no longer share my videos to Vimeo or export them. I get the following error message: Video rendering error: -50 Why is this happening and what can ...

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