How to create a picture-in-picture video in iMovie on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

iPhone showing Picture in Picture in iMovie

Picture-in-Picture (PiP) 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, follow along as we show you how to create a Picture-in-Picture video in iMovie on Mac, iPad, and iPhone.

How to create a split screen effect in iMovie on Mac and iPhone

iMovie Split Screen on iPad

You can create some pretty cool movies using iMovie on Mac, iPad, and iPhone. Whether you’re using an existing video or arranging photos, you can tell any type of story with visuals and audio.

One neat effect that you might want to try is a Split Screen. This lets you display two images on the screen at the same time. The images can be next to each other or on Mac, shown on the top and bottom.

If you haven’t tried this yet, here’s how to create a Split Screen effect in iMovie on macOS, iPadOS, and iOS.

How to edit, trim, and adjust audio clips in iMovie

Edit Audio Clips in iMovie Mac

When you add an audio effect or background music to your movie in iMovie, you may want to make some adjustments. Luckily, iMovie provides features for editing your audio clips so that you can trim them, change the speed, and adjust the volume.

For iMovie on both Mac and iOS, this tutorial shows you the basics of how to edit, trim, and adjust your audio clips.

How to use iMovie fade features on Mac and iOS

Fade to black iMovie iPad

Just like with movies you watch on TV or at the theater, you can add transitions to your own show in iMovie. You can fade to black between clips or at the end of your movie. In addition, you can fade in from black or fade in and out using white.

Whether you’re editing your movie on Mac or iOS, we’ll show you how to use the iMovie fade features.

How to record and add voiceover in iMovie on Mac and iOS

Start Recording Voiceover iMovie iPad

If you’re creating a movie in iMovie and want to add your own narration, this is easier than you might think. You can use the iMovie voiceover feature to record your narration or even add a particular sound to the movie.

Whether you’re using iMovie on Mac or iOS, here’s how to record and add a voiceover to your movie.

How to add music and audio effects to a movie in iMovie

Add Music Effects to iMovie Mac

Adding background music or sound effects to a movie is essential unless, of course, you’re creating a silent film. And in iMovie, you have options for theme music, songs from your playlists, cool sound effects, and more.

If you’re ready to put sound with your picture, here’s how to add music and audio effects to a movie in iMovie on both Mac and iOS.

How to rotate, turn and flip video in iMovie on Mac and iOS

Rotate Video iMovie Mac

When you’re creating your movie in iMovie, you may want to do something unique and flip your clip. This can add some cools effects to your creation. Or perhaps you have to rotate a clip in order for it to appear correctly.

Whatever the case, you can easily rotate, turn, and flip video in iMovie on both Mac and iOS. This tutorial shows you just how simple it is to do.

How to add, edit and delete iMovie Transitions on Mac and iOS

iMovie Transitions on Mac

A transition in iMovie is what you see when going from one clip to the next. For instance, you can fade out and then fade into the next clip or use a dissolve effect between your scenes. Transitions offer a smooth way to move between your movie clips.

You can add transitions automatically or manually (Mac), edit them to be longer or shorter, and delete them if you change your mind. This tutorial walks you through how to add, edit, and delete iMovie transitions on Mac and iOS.

How to manage Projects in iMovie on Mac and iOS

Manage iMovie Projects Mac

Everything that you create in iMovie, whether a Trailer or Movie, is considered a Project. You can make as many Projects as you like. And if you end up with a huge list of them, you’ll want to know how to manage those Projects.

You may want to play, rename, edit, duplicate, or delete a Project. This tutorial shows you how to easily manage Projects in iMovie on both Mac and iOS.

How to add and edit movie titles in iMovie on Mac, iPhone, and iPad

iMovie with Title Mac

The title is an important part of the movie you create in the iMovie app on Mac, iPad, or iPhone. Whether it's short and sweet or long and descriptive, the title, as you know, lets others know what the overall movie is about.

You can add a title to your movie at any point during its creation, and you have some terrific tools for making the title appear as you like. This tutorial shows you how to add and edit a title in iMovie on your Mac, iPad, or iPhone.

iMovie: How to create a new project on iPhone, iPad and Mac

iMovie New Trailer Project on Mac

The iMovie app on iOS and Mac is one of those apps you only open if you really need it. And many people delete it just to save storage space. But if you are interested in creating some movie magic on your device, then there’s no better way than with iMovie.

We’re going to be doing a series of tutorials to help you make spectacular creations with iMovie. And the best place to start is with how to create a new project. So, open iMovie on iPhone, iPad, or Mac and follow along!