iMovie 10.1 Tutorial
The newest version of Apple’s iMovie video editing software was just released! They are calling it iMovie 10.1, and once 2016 arrives I will officially be calling it “iMovie 2016” just to avoid confusion, lol. In this video I cover the following:
Complete How to edit videos using Apple’s iMovie [Link]
In this tutorial I show you have to do a “freeze frame”, which stops the video for a few seconds on an area of interest and then the movie continues to play on. This is handy if you want to call attention to an event in your movie. I often use it to pause the video to show a street sign, or in the middle of a trick done by a skateboarder etc. With this feature you can control how long the video pauses before continuing on.
1. Right click (option click) on the section of the video clip you want to freeze.
2. Select Add Freeze Frame
3. Use yellow brackets (or circle controllers at the top of that section of video) to shorten or lengthen the freeze time, by expanding or contracting the freeze frame section.
In this iMovie tutorial we are going to show you how to do split video clips or side by side video. You can split the video horizontally or vertically and you can also have the video slide in from the side at various speeds. It’s a pretty cool feature that iMovie has, that’s for sure.
For this tutorial you will need two video clips. Then you will drag the first one into the iMovie timeline and the second one on top of the main video in the time line. Next you will select the Video Overlay Settings button, and then Split screen from the drop-down menu. From there you will be able to control the position and slide in speed if you want your second video to slide in. It’s pretty simple to do but I think it can be a powerful way to present.
In this iMovie tutorial I show you how to zoom in on part of your video. This allow you to call attention to of feature that portion of the video. You can also use this with transitions before and after the zoomed clip to make it look that much better.
Split the clip before and after the section you want to zoom in one.
Click the Cropping Tool icon.
Click the Crop to Fill button.
Use your mouse to drag the rectangle smaller to highlight the area you want to zoom in on.
Click on the blue circle with the check mark in it.
Play the video to see how it looks.
Click the Cropping Tool icon.
Click the blue circle with the check box when finished to save.
So, what the heck is color correction? Well…basically it’s messing with the colors of the video that came out of your camera to get the video footage to look the way you want. Sometimes it works well and…..sometimes it doesn’t. There are many factors involved but it’s all about the quality of video footage you get from the camera, since iMovie’s color correction is a bit limited. There is enough control to compensate for a bit of over or under exposed video, enough control to make it “warmer” or “colder”, and pull out highlights, etc.
In this tutorial I took some video footage from my Panasonic G7 that was using the stock kit lens and a polarized lens filter. Then I tweaked the color until I got it to look the way I wanted it to look.
iMovie for iPhone and iPad Tutorial – Split Screen Video
In this iMovie for iOS tutorial, we show you how to do a split screen video with two clips. Another cool way to customize the look and feel of your videos. This is good for comparing things or showing off a before after situation.
Thanks for watching and we’ll see you in the next one!
iMovie for iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch Tutorial for Beginners – Picture in Picture Video Overlay
In this iMovie Tutorial for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch (iOS basically) we show you how to do a picture-in-picture style video overlay. It’s not to difficult to do, but you can really pimp out your videos this way. The most important thing to remember is to have the video scrubber (the line) in the position where you want to video overlay to appear. After that you can tap and drag to shorten it up. Also don’t be afraid to split the picture-in-picture overlay clip. You can have it appear in different areas of the video.
If you have an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch you’ll be glad to know that iMovie is also available for the iOS platform, and it’s GREAT!! With the latest version of iMovie you can also edit 4K video (on later versions of the iPhone and iPad). In this tutorial you will learn all the basics needed to make awesome movies.
How to create an iMovie video project
2. How to import video clips
3. How to add video clips to your timeline
4. How to split clips
5. How to add transitions
6. How to add titles
7. How to do a voiceover
8. How to add music to your iMovie video project
9. How to export and save your movie project
In this video I show you how to save your iMovie projects to an external drive. This is very handy with modern Apple Macintosh computers that come with smaller sized SSD drives. This also helps if you want to move an iMovie project from one Mac to another. I recommend you use a USB3 drive or faster when editing off of an external drive.
In this Windows Movie Maker tutorial I show you how to do a voice over. I recommend you get a good mic like the AT2005USB or ATR2100 if you plan on doing a bunch of voice overs. People will usually forgive not-so-good video, but they will usually leave if the sound is bad.
If you need a good free video editing program on Windows, go no farther than MicroSoft’s own Movie Maker. You can get Windows Movie Maker free here.