Probably one of the more useful features of iMovie is the built-in video stabilization. Unlike professional videographers, casual shooters don't use a tripods as much as they should, which often results in editing situations where the footage is just too shaky to be used in the project. iMovie's stabilization capability can potentially make previously unusable footage usable, and it's easy to apply to the clips in your projects.
- [Voiceover] Probably one of the more useful features…of iMovie is the built-in video stabilization.…Unlike professional videographers,…casual shooters like myself…probably don't use tripods…as much as we should.…And I think we've all been in editing situations…where we want to use a specific clip in our movie,…but the footage is just too shaky…from being shot on a hand-held camera…or maybe out of a car window,…or for any number of reasons.…iMovie stabilization capability…can potentially make previously…unusable footage usable.…And it's really easy to do.…For this example, let's use this footage…of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy sign…I imported earlier.…
If you recall, this is actually playing in reverse,…because I wanted the shot to zoom out…instead of zoom in.…So here's what it looks like right now.…So yeah, that's fairly shaky.…Let's see what iMovie can do with it.…Now, to stabilize a clip, it has to be in your timeline.…You can't stabilize a clip in your event browser.…But, with the clip selected,…I'll come up to the Tools above the viewer…
- 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
Q: This course was updated on 05/23/2016 and 06/15/2016. What changed?
A: We revised one video, "Delete unwanted clips," to address updates found in iMovie 10.1.2.
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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