iMovie Tutorial – Adding a Logo to Your Video

In this Apple iMovie tutorial I will show you how to add a logo to your video. Sometimes these are called “bugs”.  Basically, it’s a way to put some branding on your video, wether you post it on your website, YouTube, Facebook, or any other video site. What we are doing here is using the picture-in-picture functionality to put a small logo in the corner of a video.

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How to Edit Audio in Apple iMovie

In this Apple iMovie tutorial you will learn how to edit the audio in your iMovie project. I have included basic audio editing as well as advanced (Note: iMovie isn’t a pro application so you are not going get too many features).

I will show you how to:

  • Increase/decrease the audio levels of the entire video
  • Control the volume in different parts of your video (“R” key + mouse left click and drag)
  • Use keyframes to adjust audio levels (“Option” key + click on the audio level volume control)

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Correcting Bluish Video with iMovie White Balance Tool

Ever get video with a bit of a bluish color, or the video color just didn’t look “right”? Well there are a couple of tools in Apple’s iMovie that will usually do a great job fixing this problem. The first is the ability to adjust the white balance. Now of course if possible you want to do this before you start filming if your camera has the features…but let’s face it….nobody has time for that, lol.

The second tool is using color correction to get your video footage looking the way you want. A little more saturation here, and a little move highlights there can go a long way in making your video look awesome.

iMovie Color Correction Tutorial

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iMovie Color Correction Tutorial

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.

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iMovie for iPhone and iPad Tutorial – Picture in a Picture Video Overlay

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.

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iMovie Tutorial – Saving Projects to an External Drive

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.

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