Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Editing to the beat, part of iMovie 11 Essential Training.
In iMovie '11, you can synchronize your video clips, photos, and titles to…specific points in your audio tracks.…This makes it super-easy to edit your video to music, or to make sure a cut…happens exactly when a music cue or sound effect occurs. And you accomplish this…by adding beat markers.…As an example, let me show you how you can quickly create a photo slideshow set to music.…Let's create a new empty project first, so I will choose File > New Project.…I will choose no theme.…I will call it Snap to Beat, set to Widescreen, 24 frames per second, and I will click Create.…
Now, let's look for some music.…I am going to go to my Music pane, and I have Jingles selected in the iLife Sound…Effects folder, and again, we can just sample some music here.…(music playing)…Okay, we will go with that one.…Now this is going to be my background music, so I will just simply drag it…into my Project pane.…So now that I have an audio clip in my project, let's add the beat markers.…I am going to click the audio clip's Action menu and choose Clip Trimmer, and now…
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Importing Video
3. Understanding the Interface
4. Organizing Clips
5. Editing Video
6. Working with Effects
7. Working with Audio
8. Sharing Your Movies
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