iMovie '11

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Add Titles to Your Movies in iMovie on Your MacBook

You’ll find the Titles Browser in iMovie by clicking the Title button on the Browser toolbar (which bears a big capital T), or by pressing Command+3. You can add a title with a still image, but iMovie [more…]

Transitions in iMovie on Your MacBook

Many iMovie owners approach transitions as visual bookends: They merely act as placeholders that appear between video clips. Nothing could be farther from the truth, because judicious use of transitions [more…]

How to Edit Clips in iMovie on Your MacBook

If a video clip has extra seconds of footage at the beginning or end, you don’t want that superfluous stuff in your iMovie masterpiece. Your favorite video editor on your MacBook gives you the following [more…]

Add Clips to Your Movie with iMovie on Your MacBook

You can add clips to your movie on your MacBook by using iMovie's Project pane and the Event pane. The Dynamic Duo works like this: [more…]

Import Audio with iMovie on Your MacBook

You can pull in everything from Wagner to Weezer as both background music and sound effects for your movie in iMovie on your MacBook. You get those notes into iMovie and then add them to your movie by [more…]

Use Still Images in iMovie on Your MacBook

You can add still images to your movie on your MacBook by using iMovie. Still images come in handy as impressive-looking titles or as ending credits to your movie. [more…]

Import Video Clips to iMovie on Your MacBook

Your MacBook is probably equipped already with the two extras that come in handy for video editing in iMovie — namely, a large hard drive and a FireWire or USB port. Because most mini-DV camcorders today [more…]

The iMovie Window

In iMovie, though, all the controls you need are easy to use and logically placed. To launch iMovie, click the iMovie icon in the Dock or in Launchpad. [more…]

How to Share Your Movie from iMovie

Your iMovie movie or trailer is complete, you’ve saved it to your MacBook's hard drive, and now you’re wondering where to go from here. Click Share on the application menu bar, and you’ll see that iMovie [more…]

How to Create a Movie Trailer with iMovie on Your MacBook

iMovie ’11 introduces a new Movie Trailer feature that can actually turn your film clips into a Hollywood-class preview, complete with genre transitions and background music. [more…]

Find a Camcorder that’s Compatible with Mac’s iMovie ‘11

iMovie ’11 supports a wide range of digital camcorders, with various levels of quality and resolution. The type of camcorder you’ll want to purchase for iMovie depends on the type of videos you’re trying [more…]

Import Video Files to Mac’s iMovie ’11 From Non-Camcorder Sources

Before you can turn the amazing footage into the next iMovie masterpiece, you must import the video you want to use into iMovie. You can import video from your hard disk, CD, or DVD, and iPhoto rather [more…]

How to Import Video From a Tape-Based Camcorder into Mac's iMovie '11

They're not as popular anymore, but you still may own a camcorder that employs MiniDV tapes, DV, or HDV. These connect to a Mac through FireWire, but remember that fewer and fewer Mac models have FireWire [more…]

How to Import Videos into iMovie

You may have existing video that you want to use in your final blockbuster — video that's already on your Mac's hard drive or SSD. Perhaps it's a project you previously created in iMovie [more…]

How to Import Video From a DVD Camcorder into Mac's iMovie '11

DVD, hard drive, and flash-memory camcorders typically use USB rather than FireWire to connect to a Mac. The biggest distinction of these camcorders compared with their tape cousins — and it's significant [more…]

Record Directly to Mac's iMovie '11 from iSight, FaceTime, or Other Camera

The Mac comes equipped to let you capture video without an external source, Of absolutely no surprise to anyone, iMovie works fine with video captured by Apple's own iSight or FaceTime cameras: the stand-alone [more…]

4 Ways to Review iMovie '11 Video

Your raw footage is in place — all in a single unified iMovie video library on your Mac. However, moviemaking really gets accomplished: by arranging scenes and adding music, pictures, titles, transitions [more…]

How to Mark Favorite Video Clips in iMovie '11

No matter how talented you are as a videographer, it will be evident as you skim your video footage on your Mac that some of your footage stands out above the rest and other footage is amateurish at best [more…]

How to Crop Video in iMovie '11

Your Mac comes with the ability to crop your video footage. Even under the best of circumstances — perfect lighting, subjects who actually flash a smile, terrific camera, terrific camera person [more…]

How to Improve the Sound in an iMovie '11 Video

On your Mac, you can tweak the audio in your video so that the sound remains consistent from one scene to the next. Bummer — the sound in one video clip is barely above a whisper, whereas in another, you [more…]

How to Apply iMovie Themes to a Video Project

Your Mac comes equipped with iMovie. iMovie generously provides for your — and your audience's — viewing pleasure so-called movie Themes that wrap the movie into a particular cinematic style. These can [more…]

How to Make Movie Trailers in iMovie '11

On your Mac, iMovie gives you the ability to create your own movie trailer. If you go to the movies a lot, you know that the coming attractions are often as entertaining as the movie you're about to see [more…]

How to Make a QuickTime Movie on Your Mac

To make a video recording, launch QuickTime Player on your Mac, and choose File→New Movie Recording. Assuming that you're using the built-in iSight or FaceTime camera on your Mac, you see your own handsome [more…]

How to Add Transitions to Your iMovie '11 Project

iMovie provides you with all the tools you need for making an Oscar winner on your Mac. Moving from scene to scene can be jarring unless you add a smooth bridge. In moviespeak, bridges are [more…]

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