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Publishing to Facebook

From: iMovie 11 Essential Training

Video: Publishing to Facebook

Now, let's take a look at how to share your videos from iMovie to Facebook. This requires that you have a Facebook account, but given that more than 250 million people have a Facebook account, chances are you're probably one of them. But if not, you can skip this movie. Now publishing to Facebook is incredibly simple, much like publishing to YouTube as we saw in a previous movie. In iMovie, just go to Share > Facebook. Here next to Accounts, you need to add your Facebook account. This is not my actual real Facebook account; this is just a fake Facebook account I've created, but it will work for this exercise.

Publishing to Facebook

Now, let's take a look at how to share your videos from iMovie to Facebook. This requires that you have a Facebook account, but given that more than 250 million people have a Facebook account, chances are you're probably one of them. But if not, you can skip this movie. Now publishing to Facebook is incredibly simple, much like publishing to YouTube as we saw in a previous movie. In iMovie, just go to Share > Facebook. Here next to Accounts, you need to add your Facebook account. This is not my actual real Facebook account; this is just a fake Facebook account I've created, but it will work for this exercise.

Next, you can choose your privacy level by selecting who'll be able to see this video, and if you're a frequent user of Facebook, you're familiar with this dialog box. You can say Only Me, Only Friends, Friends of Friends, or Everyone, meaning everybody on Facebook could see this video. I'll choose Friends of Friends in this case, so that way people who are my friends and their friends will be able to see my video. So they have to have some kind of connection to me or people who know me in order to see this video. I'll leave the Title the same, I'll leave the Description the same. Then you could choose a size. Currently, you can publish up to HD 720p resolution videos on Facebook.

I suggest choosing the size for the best quality. Then click Next. You'll see the Terms of Service, which you'll agree to by clicking Publish. Now, it is possible you'll be asked to confirm and allow iMovie to publish to your Facebook account. If you see a message or web site like that pop-up, just agree and then come back to iMovie and then click Publish again. Now again, even though I've created other versions of this movie for iTunes, MobileMe, and YouTube, I have not yet created a 720p version of this movie, so iMovie has to create that for me first before it can upload it.

Had I wanted to upload, say, the Medium version of this movie, that's already sitting in my Media browser, and iMovie would've been able to just grab that one and immediately begin to upload it. But because this is the first time I've created a 720p movie, it has to create the movie for me first. And now we see that it's publishing to Facebook. Once it's done, you'll see the message that your video has been uploaded to Facebook, and again, like YouTube, it may take some time before your video is processed and viewable. The address is provided for you here in case you want to highlight and copy it and paste it into an e-mail.

Of course, you can always click Tell a Friend to send an e-mail, you can click View to go directly to the page, or click OK to close the dialog box. I'll try clicking View. Of course, it's going to ask me to log in, and this is the page where it will be published. Now currently, it's telling me that the video is still processing, but once it's done, I'll be able to come back to this page and see my video, and so will anybody else, depending on the Privacy Settings I've chosen for this video.

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iMovie 11 Essential Training

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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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