Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Exporting a project for Final Cut, part of iMovie 11 Essential Training.
As you become more proficient at iMovie, you might find down the road somewhere…that you're starting to feel a little limited by its capabilities.…Now, if you have made it through all of these movies, I think you'll agree that…iMovie 11 is no slouch.…It can definitely do some very cool things and give your movies a professional look.…But the reality is that it's a movie editor for the masses, so it has to be…limited and easy enough for anyone to use.…So if you're getting ready to move on to the world of professional video editing…applications like Apple's Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro, that doesn't mean…you have to leave all of your iMovie projects behind you and start from scratch…to continue work on the project you started in iMovie.…
So the last option we have here is Share > Export Final Cut XML.…What this does is export a text file written in XML, which is what Final Cut…reads, but you can then open in Final Cut Express or Final Cut Pro, and continue…working with your iMovie project from there, with Final Cut's full arsenal of…
- 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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