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Multimedia Literacy: Video

iMovie

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iMovie is our preferred video editing application for those new to creating videos. It works well for digital stories made out of still photos and audio or for short documentary and narrative films. iMovie is free to download but only available for Apple products.

For films longer than ten minutes, we recommend using Final Cut Pro X or Adobe Premiere Pro.

iMovie Quick Links

Get Started

Create a new iMovie project

Add photos and videos to your project

Add and edit clips in timeline

Add clips to the timeline

Move and split clips

Trim clips

Use the green-screen effect

Add motion to still images with the Ken Burns effect

Audio

Add music and sound clips

Record a voice-over

Adjust the volume of an audio clip

Fade audio in and out

Titles and transitions

Add titles

Edit titles

Add transitions

Share
Export MP4 file
iMovie Apps

iPad User Guide

iPhone User Guide