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iMovie '11 Essential Training

Automatically finding people in your clips


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iMovie '11 Essential Training

with Garrick Chow

Video: Automatically finding people in your clips

A new way of keeping your footage organized that you'll find in iMovie '11 is the People Finder feature. This is a very cool feature in which iMovie will scan through the footage you have imported and detect the presence of people in your shots. You can then filter your footage to show only the shots containing people, which can be a great way to quickly locate footage you're looking for. To detect people, first select the individual clip or entire event you want to iMovie to look in for people. In this case, I have Surfing Clip selected. Then choose File > Analyze Video > People.
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  1. 1m 44s
    1. Welcome
      45s
    2. Using the exercise files
      59s
  2. 1m 6s
    1. Making sure you have the latest version of iMovie
      1m 6s
  3. 19m 13s
    1. Types of connections
      1m 58s
    2. Importing from a tape-based camera
      5m 40s
    3. Importing from a memory-based camera
      4m 8s
    4. Importing from a digital still camera
      3m 31s
    5. Importing from other sources
      2m 24s
    6. Capturing live action
      1m 32s
  4. 11m 55s
    1. Interface overview
      2m 8s
    2. The Event Library and Event Browser
      4m 9s
    3. Selecting and adding clips to a project
      3m 3s
    4. The toolbar
      2m 35s
  5. 23m 53s
    1. Organizing events
      4m 28s
    2. Rating clips
      3m 26s
    3. Advanced rating tools
      2m 34s
    4. Tagging with keywords
      5m 6s
    5. Automatically finding people in your clips
      2m 15s
    6. Moving events to a different hard drive
      2m 15s
    7. Deleting unwanted clips from your hard drive
      3m 49s
  6. 26m 40s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 36s
    2. Adding clips to the project
      5m 46s
    3. Trimming and slip edits
      3m 40s
    4. Fine-tuning clips
      2m 6s
    5. Splitting clips
      3m 0s
    6. Cropping and rotating
      5m 11s
    7. The advanced Edit tool
      2m 14s
    8. Using a traditional timeline
      2m 7s
  7. 51m 55s
    1. Creating and adjusting still clips
      3m 22s
    2. Incorporating photos
      5m 48s
    3. Adjusting color
      5m 51s
    4. Using transitions
      9m 5s
    5. Adding titles
      4m 1s
    6. Using one-step effects
      2m 14s
    7. Stabilizing video
      5m 7s
    8. Using green screen effects
      7m 0s
    9. Creating movie trailers
      9m 27s
  8. 36m 21s
    1. Adjusting audio levels and position
      6m 8s
    2. Adding music and sound effects
      7m 15s
    3. Adding background music
      6m 48s
    4. Adding a voiceover
      5m 4s
    5. Extracting audio from other clips
      2m 58s
    6. Editing to the beat
      8m 8s
  9. 35m 11s
    1. Exporting to iTunes
      4m 58s
    2. Exporting to the Media Browser
      3m 37s
    3. Sharing to iDVD
      51s
    4. Publishing to a MobileMe web gallery
      4m 26s
    5. Publishing to YouTube, Vimeo, and iReport
      4m 39s
    6. Publishing to Facebook
      2m 49s
    7. Exporting QuickTime movies
      2m 29s
    8. Exporting a project for Final Cut
      2m 26s
    9. Changing published projects
      57s
    10. Finalizing your project
      2m 5s
    11. Moving a project to another Mac
      5m 54s
  10. 41s
    1. Goodbye
      41s

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iMovie '11 Essential Training
3h 28m Beginner Feb 03, 2011

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In iMovie '11 Essential Training, author Garrick Chow illustrates the process of creating high-quality video using iMovie '11. The course covers the entire post-production process, from importing audio, video, and still images to adding effects, creating trailers, and sharing your finished projects on social networks. Also included are tutorials on adjusting audio levels, automatically identifying clips that include faces, and using green screen effects. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Importing footage and stills
  • Organizing and locating clips using ratings and keyword tags
  • Cropping, trimming, splitting, and fine-tuning clips
  • Inserting transitions between clips
  • Applying One-Step effects
  • Stabilizing shaky footage
  • Adding background music and voiceovers
  • Synchronizing footage to specific points of an audio track
  • Publishing content to YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook
  • Exporting movies and projects
Subjects:
Video Video Editing Computer Skills (Mac)
Software:
iMovie
Author:
Garrick Chow

Automatically finding people in your clips

A new way of keeping your footage organized that you'll find in iMovie '11 is the People Finder feature. This is a very cool feature in which iMovie will scan through the footage you have imported and detect the presence of people in your shots. You can then filter your footage to show only the shots containing people, which can be a great way to quickly locate footage you're looking for. To detect people, first select the individual clip or entire event you want to iMovie to look in for people. In this case, I have Surfing Clip selected. Then choose File > Analyze Video > People.

Depending on how much footage you've selected, it could take several seconds or several minutes for iMovie to do its thing. And once it's done, you will see purple bars in all the footage where iMovie found people. So we see some right here, there. Now you can see that there is a person-- in fact, the same person--in this clip, but the purple bar only appears in this one section. So the People Finder is really a face finder. So, for example, here, we only have just this one clip that has the purple bar.

So it's not perfect, like it won't find his hands, won't find his feet. What it's looking for are clear instances of faces. But that's still pretty cool. But as even if it just finds a portion of a clip where face exists, you'll be able to look at that clip and easily see where people appear elsewhere in that same clip. You can even click the Search button to narrow down the footage even more by selecting Criteria, like how many people are in the shot, whether the shot is wide, medium, or closeup, and so on. You may see more or fewer criteria here depending on what iMovie found in your footage.

For example, if I select One Person and Closeup--I'm going to turn off Closeup and Outdoor here--and make sure Filter by Keyword is Checked, notice that we just have the one clip here. iMovie consider this a closeup of one person. And you can play with mixing and matching keywords as much as you like. It may be People and Wide, again narrowing that down, and so on and so on. And when you're done with this view, you can hide the Search pane and return to your regular Event Browser.

So that's the new People Finder feature of iMovie '11.

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