Apple's iMovie is welcomed by all Mac users for home movie making which allows people to edit video clips, add sound and voiceover tracks, and share movies in various ways. You can edit any kind of movie you want by using iMovie. In this article, we will show you how to use iMovie to create a short film step by step.
Part 1: Best iMovie Alternative for Mac and Windows
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Using Filmora, you can trim, split, rotate, flip and merge almost all kinds of input movies with over 300 themes and effects. It can operate in Mac or Win with high compatibility without any quality loss. A free trial version is available below, download and try it now.
Part 2: How to Use iMovie to Make Movies [Step-by-Step]
1. First, from applications, launch iMovie. And from "File" at the main menu, select "New Project" to start a new iMovie project.
2. Then a window will pop up as below. Type in the title name of your project and select a theme, then click "Create".
3. In the File drop-down list, choose "Import" > "Import Movies" to browser the movies and videos in your computer and select the movies you want to edit to iMovie, then click "OK".
Tips: Please make sure your videos are supported by iMovie, if the video shows grey, it means they are not compatible with iMovie. At this time, you should use a Video Converter for Mac to convert the videos to iMovie supported video formats first and then add the converted videos to iMovie. Or, you can import your video to some Best iMovie Alternatives for Mac.
4. The videos will be displayed in the Event Library at the bottom of the screen. Double click on the video clips to mark it yellow to select the clip. Select and drag the video clip you want to make a movie to the project library.
In the timeline, drag the edges of the clip away from its center to extend the clip or drag the edge of the clip toward its center to shorten the clip; you can also add transitions, titles, backgrounds and music, and effects to your video clip.
After finish editing, you can share your video on social media platforms such as YouTube and Facebook, or save it on your disk.
Watch the tutorial below to get detailed information about how to use iMovie.
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