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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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mp4 H264 video won't play in iPhone safari

I have a video hosted online, and when I try to open it with Safari, it won't play (I got a crossed paly icon). When I put this video on the iCloud drive and open it with the Files app, it plays ...
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How to stretch a video without modifying the voice?

I am recording my presentation for a conference. The talk is supposed to be exactly 20 minutes (+/- 15 seconds) but my recorded video is 28 minutes. I'm on macOS. Is there a free software that can ...
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Why is the 'Slide' transition disabled in iMovie for iPadOS?

In another part of the clip, I can apply the slide transition. But somehow at this point I cannot. I am using iMovie on an iPad Pro. I have set the following clip (i.e. the clip after the transition ...
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Is it possible to apply a zoom-in effect to a clip in iMovie?

I have a clip that consists of this scene There is a map like legend on the lower right hand corner. I want to be able to temporally enlarge this part of the screen and make it occupy most part of a ...
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Creating a pre-recorded lecture on macOS

I have created a PowerPoint presentation and I want to create a video of me presenting it. I'm looking for a software to make my life easier. The features I'm looking for are: Can record a 25-minute ...
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Joining Video files and adding chapters for each [duplicate]

There have been a few similar posts asking my question in the past but either the apps are only 32-bit or the apps do not exist for download now. Any application suggestions that could preferably ...
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How do you add a “click effect” to a video using video editing software?

I have a screen recording from my iPhone, where I show a comprehensive preview of an iOS application I created. But later I found that it's hard for a watcher to find out which button I pressed to ...
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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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eye damage from iphone led flashlight

How long can someone stare at the led flashlight of an iphone while being filmed before the eyes can get permanent damages of any kind? All of the other answers out there take for granted its about a ...
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Mac OS Software for Creating Video Presentations

I have a MacBook Pro, and I'm looking for some software which can enable me to create video presentations. This would be similar to a set of slides containing text, images and videos (e.g. made in ...
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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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Is it possible to trim some middle part of a video or screen recording on the iPhone or iPad to upload to YouTube?

I know how to trim start and trim end of a video or screen recording on the iPhone or iPad and upload to YouTube. But what if there are a few seconds in the video showing my user ID and I hope to ...
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SD card being wiped by iMac

I put the SD card with all the film footage on it, into the reader. I create folders, and also put the footage on to the SSD and the cloud....typical post-shoot file maintenance. I eject the SD card ...
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FCPX: Select all stills in timeline

I have a twenty minute project containing hundreds of clips and stills. I'd like to apply a Ken Burns effect to all the stills without affecting the clips. Is there an easy way to select only 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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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 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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Can I measure time by counting frames and trusting the '240 FPS' of my iPhone 7+ slow motion?

I'm using a slow motion video recorded using an iPhone 7+ to track something but would like to avoid using a chronometer to know the time the process is taking. I need to measure about 10 seconds with ...
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Virtual video capture device?

Is it possible to create a virtual video capture device in Mac OS? Sort of like how Loopback creates virtual audio devices...? I'd like to have a setup where I can take the input from say my laptop'...
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4K video file exported from Final Cut Pro cannot be located in iTunes

I use Final Cut Pro 10.4.5 on an iMac 5k. I cannot locate the exported Apple 4k video file from Final Cut Pro X which is supposedly published in the iTunes library.
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QuickTime Player won't save edited file: The operation could not be completed

I've edited an MP4 movie file in Quicktime Player Version 10.5. When I try to save the edited file, I get: The operation could not be completed. Does anyone know what causes this and/or how it can ...
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Retime pop-up missing in Final Cut Pro 10.3.4

I've been using FCPX(Final Cut Pro 10) for a long time and when I installed a different version of FCPX(10.3.4) in my MacBook Pro due to a HDD Failure. I started with a new project and wanted to ...
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How can I resolve a situation in which my Mac keeps crashing while working with a specific video file?

My MacBook Pro 2016 with Touch Bar keeps having a kernel panic whenever I attempt to use a specific video file I recorded with my Atomos Shogun Flame. FCPX imports and uses all of the other files from ...
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Select a poster frame for video thumbnails in Photos app?

Is there a way to select a Poster Frame to use as the thumbnail of a video in your Camera Roll? For example, many of my videos fade up from black. Because of this, the thumbnails are black and it's ...
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Has anyone tried using FFMPEG for converting Slow Motion video captured on an iPhone to something usable on PC?

I was searching for how to move Slow Motion video from my iPhone 7 to my Windows PC. All the answers were coming up using iMovie and other Apple software. As I was not moving the video to a Mac this ...
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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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Is it possible to send project from iMovie 10.1 to Final Cut Pro 7.0?

I'm unsure because the "Send movie to Final Cut Pro" option is missing from the File menu whatever project I try to open. Is there something I need to do to have this option?
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Boost video’s bass

How can I boost the bass of a video? On my MacBook I’d use ffmpeg ffmpeg -i in -af bass=g=15 out But I haven’t found ffmpeg in the App Store for my phone. iMovie on iPhone seems next to useless. ...
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Change video dimensions iPhone

On my macOS laptop I change video dimensions easily using ffmpeg, normally something like ffmpeg -i vid.mp4 -vf “scale=iw/2:ih/2” our.mp4 On the iPhone I can’t find out how I can resize a video that ...
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Where can I find Apple Clips' EDLs? (Or hack one?)

I'm enjoying the free, nifty Clips app for iOS for making simple videos. But today after purging old photos from my Camera Roll, some of my projects in Clips were "Missing Items." Thankfully, Clips ...
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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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8-16 RAM update worth it?

I'm using Gopro Fusion Studio to render 5.2k content before editing with Adobe Premiere. I never had problems rendering 4k but 5.2k makes the app crash. My Mac: MacOS Version: 10.13.5 Model: MacBook ...
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TimeMachine - Backup space vs Working Files space

I backed up 8TB of files to an 8TB TM backup and it didn't like it. I'm wondering how much extra space (than what it's backing up) TimeMachine needs to operate best. Google suggested a minimum of 1....
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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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How can I replace the right-most 30 pixels of my movie with black?

I'm using Mac OS 10.13.3. I have Quicktime 10.4 installed if that will help here. I recorded an application on my computer, however I recorded a little too much screen real estate. I would like to ...
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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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How to edit videos with coustom musics on iPad?

I bought iPad Pro to replace my MacBook in some light works. For personal interest I produce small (2-3min) videos, but on iPad there is no way I can add coustom musics I find on internet (even though ...
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how to split an mp4 into separate clips?

I have a 3-hour long .mp4 video that has sensible breaks roughly every 30 minutes or so. I want to export this into multiple videos of each section, but have run into nothing but problems trying to ...
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How to crop-rotate video

How can I crop rotate a video, so that it crops and rotates at the same time. I know that there is an option for this in Photos.app, but it only works for photos. Is there some other application that ...
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Animate text in final cut pro: knocking previous text further from centre

How can I animate a sentence in final cut pro, where each word in the sentence slides in from the right (violently), slamming into place in the middle of the screen, knocking the previous word ...
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Add text captions/subtitles to videos without Adobe Premiere? (burn in)

I want to add text captions to some videos I am uploading to social media/Facebook. Is there a simple way to do this in QuickTime? Adobe Premiere is too expensive.
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Cannot import AVCHD into final cut pro x

I have a folder called "from camera" that contains an AVCHD component. I recorded my videos using a SONY-X70. I cannot import my media into fcpx. When i use the media importer in FCPX it tells me no ...
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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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Audio/Video editor for macOS

I have a short MP4 video (with sound), and a separate short MP3 file. I am looking for a way to replace the audio of the first file with the audio of the second one. Is there a lightweight app ...
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Can I create a custom iMovie transition?

IMovie is mostly a 'canned' software, I am limited to presets for the most part. I understand that there are a few workarounds to adding custom effects (creating 2d video with green background, or ...
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Final Cut Pro, read/write via External Hard Disk

Please forgive my silly question but can videos be edited on FCP via external HDD? My MBP is running out of storage and I want to start learning video editing where all everything is to be done ...
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Create video file with multiple audio tracks?

I have an animated movie in three different languages. The picture is exactly the same for each langauge, only the audio is different. I want to merge all these files into one, so that I have a ...
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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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Remove audio track in QuickTime 10?

In previous versions of QuickTime you could remove the audio track and save the file. This function appears to have been removed in QuickTime 10. Is it still possible?