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Using iMovie for video editing [Mac, iOS]

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This article provides you with links to resources that will guide you through the basics of iMovie, with a focus on exporting for online platforms, such as YouTube and Vimeo.

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Mac / iOS only

PLEASE NOTE: iMovie is for use with Mac, iPhone or iPads, and not for Windows or Android systems.

Getting started

iMovie is available for Mac, and IOS only.

It can be downloaded on Mac computers via the Mac App store.

It can be downloaded onto Apple mobile devices via the Apple App Store.

iMovie is a simple to use video editing application, which enables very basic video editing to be done relatively quickly. It does not offer the control or some of the other advanced capabilities of more feature packed video editing packages, such as Adobe Premiere Pro.

Using the desktop app

There is also lots of additional help and guidance on the Apple website, see:

Using the mobile app

A straightforward guide can be found at:

Editing with iMovie

Creating a New iMovie Project

Get started with setting up a new project in iMovie on either iPhone and iPad, or Mac.

Adding Photos or Videos to an iMovie Project

One you have set up a new project you are ready to add photos or videos.

Editing Video in iMovie

To begin editing video in iMovie, follow this tutorial.

Changing Audio Levels in iMovie

To adjust audio levels in iMovie, follow this tutorial.

Importing Music and Sound in iMovie

Follow this guide, to add additional music and sound recordings to your iMovie project.

Exporting Video from iMovie

To export from iMovie, follow this guide.

Getting additional help

You may find the Making video content article useful.

For additional support, please contact avsupport@trinitylaban.ac.uk.

Updated on 7th March 2022

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