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iMovie: The 6 Best Tricks for Perfect Video Editing

Stabilize video image

Nothing is more annoying than a great shot, but with the camera wobbling back and forth unnecessarily. You can save these recordings later with iMovie. To do this, use the program's image stabilization. To do this, click on the clip that you want to edit.

You will find a small camera symbol in the monitor window. This opens the settings for image stabilization. You then have two options. With Stabilize Shaky Video, iMovie does exactly what it says it is. Use the slider to change the strength of the stabilization. You can also correct the unsightly rolling shutter effect.

Create a movie trailer

With iMovie, you can make fun movie trailers with little effort. To do this, click the New button in the upper window area and select the Trailer option. Then select a topic for your trailer. The application then creates automatic transitions and text overlays. There is also a film-quality background music.

You then only need to provide information on the credits in the overview. In the storyboard view you can see the individual sections and text overlays. Use the recording list to add individual small clips to your trailer. The iMovie application tells you what the clips should look like.

Crop the video image

Not every video recording succeeds. Sometimes disturbing elements sneak into the picture. You can cut out these later. To do this, trim the video image to the right size. First, click on your desired video clip. Then click on the square symbol in the upper monitor view. Here you will find the crop function.

A transparent rectangle will appear over your video image. You can pull this larger or smaller at the corners. With a click on the small hook you crop the picture to the size of the rectangle.

Use iMovie Theater

With iMovie you can use your own theater function to show your videos. To do this, click on Deploy and select Theater as an option in the export window. Then iMovie will export your video and upload it to Apple's iCloud. You can then see the result in iMovie's Theater view. You can find this in the upper window area.

The highlight: Thanks to the iCloud connection, your iMovie results are available on all your iOS devices. This allows you to view your videos wirelessly on your iPad or iPhone. With the Apple TV, you can even do this directly on the large TV.

Use themes

When creating a new video, the first step is to ask whether you would like to use a theme for your video project. IMovie uses this to create automatic transitions for you, for example. You can choose between different types of themes.

There are, for example, comic themes, film strips or family albums. You can edit text fields within the topic transitions with a double click. However, if you would like to add your own transitions to your project, you must deactivate the theme function. The application will notify you as you edit.

Export video

You can easily export your finished video. This is done via the share button in the upper right corner of the window. This allows you to share your results with other users, for example by email or directly via YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo.

For your own use, you can export the result directly to iTunes. Alternatively, you can create a separate image file from the current frame. Or you can export your video as a file and save it to your hard drive.

Insert text

In addition to video and audio clips, text overlays are an important narrative tool for your videos. You can also add these quickly and easily with iMovie. To do this, click Title in the content library. Then iMovie opens the selection for text overlays.

Double-click on an entry to add a track to your video with the corresponding text display type. You can then enter the text yourself. There are also rudimentary settings for fonts and text formatting available. You edit the length using your own text track.

Add transitions

In addition to a simple cut, you can also add complex film transitions to your video. To do this, you first need to have multiple clips on your timeline. Then click Transitions in the lower left corner of the window in the content library. The application then opens the selection with all the transitions iMovie has to offer.

Select a transition and drag it onto your timeline while holding down the mouse button. Then, drop the selection between two clips. You have now added the transition. You can make further settings by double-clicking on the transition.