How to copy movies from iTunes to your iMovie for iOS

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There are times when you want to move video from iTunes on your computer to your iPhone or iPad.  In this brief tutorial I share how to do that using iTunes version 11 and an iPad mini.  This is useful when you want to edit footage on your iPad or … [Read more...]

More title and text tips: iMovie ’11

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iMovie '11 is by far one of the best free editing software programs that's available to Mac users, but one drawback of using the preset fonts for titles is that everyone who uses iMovie generally uses the same titles. There may be times when you want your titles to have a unique look. iMovie has … [Read more...]

iMovie: How to add movement to photos – Ken Burns effect

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All you need to create a video is an image. It could be a moving picture like video, but photos can work just as well. Photos are used all the time in videos. When I worked as news reporter, we used photos that included: mug shots, historic photos, or if video wasn't available and a photo was, … [Read more...]

How to rotate video 90 degrees (iMovie ’11)

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Have you ever tried to watch a cell phone video or video shot on a mobile device and you have to turn your head to see it? Or maybe you've shot video with your mobile device, but the aspect ratio doesn't seem right. This happens most often to iPhone users who don't hold the phone horizontally … [Read more...]

How to import iMovie projects into Final Cut Pro X

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Final Cut Pro X is here and it's rebuilt from the ground up. It does have many similar features and transitions and effects as iMovie, but this program is clearly more robust than iMovie. Of course there are many things are left out for professionals like XML and OMF export import but I am sure … [Read more...]

How to green screen in iMovie

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In this post we'll teach you how to use the chroma key (also known as green screen) feature in iMovie. Keying is the process of removing a portion of the video and replacing it with another visual element. It is most commonly done by using a blue or green background. iMovie makes keying … [Read more...]

How to add basic text with iMovie

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I use several NLE (non linear editing) programs to edit video. If I'm working on a video for a client, I'll generally use Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premier. That being said, iMovie has a number of features and is great for producing web videos. It has limitations, but has all of the basic features … [Read more...]

How to add beat markers in iMovie

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Beat Markers in iMovie allow you to set points in an audio track and then drop in video with cuts that match the beats. After timing out the beats all you need to do is drag and drop video or photos into iMovie and it will be cut to match the markers. You can even add transitions that fit along with … [Read more...]