iMovie

How to record video or take a photo right in iMovie

Recording Video FT Camera Mac

You don’t always have the right video clips or images for the movies you create in iMovie. Luckily, you can record video or snap photos right from the app. This lets you go get the shots you want for your video and access them immediately within your iMovie project.

This tutorial shows you how to record video or take photos right in iMovie.

How to add subtitles or captions in iMovie on Mac

Add Subtitle Caption iMovie Mac

If you’re creating a movie or video that requires subtitles for another language, captions for narration, or instructions for a tutorial, you can do this in iMovie on Mac easily. While there isn’t currently an official subtitle or caption feature, it can still be done using the Titles options.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to add subtitles or captions in iMovie on your Mac.

How to remove video and keep audio in iMovie

Remove Video Keep Audio iMovie iPhone

The iMovie app is robust enough to let you create some amazing movies and videos. And if you are working with a video that has both sound and visuals, there may be a time when you want to separate the two.

We’ve covered how you can remove sound from a video, but what if you want to do the opposite? This tutorial shows you how to remove the video and keep only the audio in iMovie on both Mac and iOS.

How to export or share iMovie projects on Mac and iOS

Share iMovie Project Mac

If you completed your movie magic in iMovie and want to share your creation, the app makes it easy. You have a few different options to export a movie directly or save it as a file to do with what you wish.

If you have a finished project that you’re ready to share, here’s how to export a movie in iMovie on Mac and iOS.

How to rate clips in iMovie as favorites or rejected on Mac

iMovie Favorite Reject Menu Bar Mac

If your movie has a lot of clips that you need to sit down and sift through in iMovie, it can be a daunting task. Luckily, iMovie offers a feature to rate your clips. You can mark a clip as a favorite or reject it. Then when you review your clips, you can be sure to use the best ones.

Here’s how to favorite and reject clips in iMovie on Mac.

How to use picture-in-picture in QuickTime Player on Mac

Picture-in-picture QuickTime Player

If you use QuickTime Player on your Mac for checking out videos and watching movies, you’ll like the new feature brought with macOS Catalina. You can enable picture-in-picture in the app so that you can continue watching while doing other things.

You can use picture-in-picture in QuickTime Player on Mac easily and here’s how.

How to use the Ken Burns effect in iMovie

Ken Burns enabled Mac

If you’re not familiar with the Ken Burns effect, it’s a cool way to add motion to your still images. Named for, well of course, Ken Burns, you can use zooming and panning to bring life to your photos. And luckily, this feature exists in the iMovie app.

This tutorial shows you how to use the Ken Burns effect in iMovie on both Mac and iOS.

How to reverse a video clip in iMovie on Mac

Play Backwards Video Clip in iMovie Mac

You don’t have to be a Hollywood producer to make movies. So if you’ve been following our iMovie tutorials and creating some awesome videos, here’s another helpful feature to try out.

You can reverse a video clip in iMovie on your Mac to have it play backwards. This nifty trick can give your movie a little kick and it’s so simple to do; here’s how.

How to change speed of a video in iMovie on Mac and iOS

iMovie Fast Forward Speed Mac

When you’re making that movie magic on your Mac or iOS device in iMovie, you may want to add some special effects like a picture-in-picture or freeze frame. Things like this can make parts of your videos stand out and memorable.

Along with these effects, speed in your movies can play a part. You might want to speed up a specific part of your movie to make it funny or slow it down to add some drama. In iMovie, you can change the speed of your video on Mac and iOS easily and here’s how.

How to add a freeze frame effect in iMovie on Mac and iOS

Freeze Frame iMovie Mac

Adding a freeze frame effect to your movie is a cool way to stop time to make something stand out. You can add a freeze frame, adjust its length, and then have your movie pick right back up where it was. If this sounds interesting to you, here’s how to add a freeze frame effect in iMovie on both Mac and iOS.

How to create a picture-in-picture video in iMovie on Mac and iOS

iMovie Picture in Picture iPad

Picture-in-picture is a beneficial tool for creating many types of videos. This effect puts a smaller window inside of a larger window so that you can watch them both at the same time.

For movies that you create, this is a handy way to show a narrator speak to the larger video playing or a close-up view of the bigger picture.

If you’d like to use this type of effect, this tutorial walks you through how to create a Picture-in-Picture video in iMovie on both Mac and iOS.