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Using one-step effects

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Video: Using one-step effects

New to iMovie '11 are several video effects that you can quickly and easily apply to your projects to affect the look and feel of your video and still images. These are referred to as one-step effects because they're so easy to apply. Let's take a look. Start by selecting the clip or portion of the clip that you want to apply the effect to. I like this clip of our surfer coming towards the camera, but actually, let me go to my Clip Trimmer. I am just going to adjust the length, so we have a little bit more room to play with this. Start all the way back here. Done.

Using one-step effects

New to iMovie '11 are several video effects that you can quickly and easily apply to your projects to affect the look and feel of your video and still images. These are referred to as one-step effects because they're so easy to apply. Let's take a look. Start by selecting the clip or portion of the clip that you want to apply the effect to. I like this clip of our surfer coming towards the camera, but actually, let me go to my Clip Trimmer. I am just going to adjust the length, so we have a little bit more room to play with this. Start all the way back here. Done.

Okay, that just makes my clip a little bit longer, so I have more room to play here. So I'm going to select the portion where he is coming right at the camera, maybe right here where our surfer is holding his arm out, looking really cool. I'll select from there backwards. Now, it doesn't really matter how much of the clip you select; you just want to make sure the last frame is the frame you want to see the effect applied to. So I'll choose Clip > Special Effect > Flash and Hold Last Frame. So you can see that adds a quick Dip to White Transition followed by a still frame with the Ken Burns effect applied. And you can of course tweak the Ken Burns effect by clicking on the Crop icon, and we saw the Ken Burns effect earlier.

I'm just going to click Done because I don't really want to change this here. So let's see what this whole thing looks like in real time. (video playing) Pretty cool! I kind of like that effect, so I'm going to leave that as is. Now also found under the Clip menu is the Fade to menu, which lets you change the look of a clip to black and white, Sepia, or this Dream effect. All you have to do is select the portion of a clip--and let's just go with right here--and we choose Clip, Fade to, and we can choose Black and White.

See what that looks like. So it fades to black and white. Let's undo that. Let's try Sepia. Kind of cool! The last one of course is Dream, which looks like this-- sort of all blown out with the highlights there. I'm just going to undo that again. So those are some of the cool new one-step effects found in iMovie '11. Be sure to take some time to play around with them because they can really add some fun and excitement to your footage.

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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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