How to fix shaky video and rolling shutter in iMovie on Mac

Fix shaky video or rolling shutter iMovie Mac

Even though your devices make shooting video pretty easy, there are times when you can still end up with shaky clips. In addition to that, you might experience something called rolling shutter which is image distortion due to movement.

In iMovie on Mac, there is a way to take care of both of these problems. Here’s how to use iMovie to stabilize shaky video and fix rolling shutter.

Stabilize shaky video and fix rolling shutter

Open iMovie and your project for editing. Then, do the following to correct shaky video or rolling shutter.

1) Select the video clip in your movie Timeline.

2) Above the Viewer, click the Stabilization button.

3) For shaky video, check that box and then move the slider for the percentage of stabilization.

For rolling shutter, check that box and then click the drop-down and pick from low, medium, high, or extra high for how much shutter correction should be applied.

Shaky video and rolling shutter iMovie Mac

It’s as easy as that! Once you play the clip, you can adjust both of those settings more using the slider and drop-down as necessary.

More help with iMovie

For additional tips and how-tos, check out these additional iMovie articles.

Wrapping it up

Being able to use iMovie to stabilize shaky video and fix rolling shutter is a great feature on the Mac app. Unfortunately, these aren’t options on iOS at the current time. So if you can edit your videos in iMovie on Mac, then you’re set.

Do you have any iMovie tips for other users? If so, feel free to comment below!