Now that we've gotten some footage into iMovie, I'd like to take some time to…examine the iMovie window and interface.…It's actually a pretty simple setup, but there are some key terms and interface…elements that you should familiarize yourself with before you actually start…using iMovie to edit video.…For the most part, iMovie is a one-window application, a lot like its iLife siblings…iTunes, GarageBand, iWeb, iPhoto, and iDVD.…You will open other panels occasionally to tweak settings, but all the action is…pretty much contained right here in this one window.…As you can see, the window is divided into several areas, or panes.…
We'll go into more details with each area in the following movies, but…briefly, this is the Event Library here, which displays all the footage you've…imported into iMovie, organized by event. And this is the event browser over…here on the right, which shows you the content of whichever events you have…selected over here on the left.…In the upper-left here, we have the Project pane, and this is where you drag in…
- 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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