Another important tool that you should know how to use is the crop tool. The crop tool is useful in a variety of circumstances. For example, to crop unwanted people or object out of your shot. Or, if you have standard-sized footage that you're using in a widescreen aspect ratio project, and you want to avoid having black bars on the side of the image, you can zoom into the shot using the crop tool. The crop tool can also be used to rotate footage that was shot in the wrong orientation.
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- [Voiceover] Another important tool…you should know how to use is the crop tool.…The crop tool is useful in a variety of circumstances.…For example, maybe you have a great shot of a beach…on your vacation, but it's ruined by someone…walking around near the edge of the shot.…You can easily get rid of them by cropping them out.…Or, if you have standard size footage…that you're using in a widescreen aspect ratio project…and you want to avoid having black bars on the side of…the image, you can zoom into the shot using the crop tool.…Or even if your footage is the same aspect ratio as your…project, you might want to zoom in a little anyway…to place more focus on the subject of your footage.…
The crop tool can also be used to rotate your footage,…which is especially useful if you were shooting a video…with your digital camera and forgot that you can't…really hold the camera sideways when you're shooting videos…like you can when you're shooting still images.…So the crop tool is an extremely useful tool to have…at your disposal, so let's take a look at how it works.…
- What's new in iMovie 10.1.2?
- Importing video
- Browsing events
- Adding clips to a new iMovie project
- Organizing and rating clips
- Trimming video
- Splitting, inserting, and connecting clips
- Creating still clips
- Adding photos, transitions, and titles
- Adjusting video speed
- Applying special effects
- Adding music and sound effects
- Sharing movies
Skill Level Beginner
Mac OS X El Capitan Essential Trainingwith Nick Brazzi8h 13m Appropriate for all
Photoshop CC Essential Training (2015)with Julieanne Kost12h 27m Beginner
Premiere Pro CC Essential Training (2015)with Ashley Kennedy11h 16m Appropriate for all
1. Import Video
2. Understand the Interface
Interface overview5m 28s
3. Organize Clips
4. Edit Video
5. Work with Photos, Transitions, Titles, and Effects
6. Work with Audio
7. Share Your Movies
Export to iMovie Theater6m 24s
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