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Capturing a moving image and sound

Open iMovie and select Create a New Movie from the window which has opened.


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A window will open.

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Give your movie a name and let the computer save it to the Movies folder.
Click
Create.

The main iMovie window will open.

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Switch to Camera View by clicking this button. You will see an image in the window, (probably yourself!)

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To begin recording, click this button.

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It will turn blue.

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To stop recording press this button again.

The recording clip which you have just made will appear in the Clip sorter.

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Instant viewing

To replay your clip, click on it once to highlight it blue.

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Click the play button Picture 14 from this set of buttons. Picture 13

Rewind and re-filming

This button will rewind your clip.

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This button will play your clip in Full Screen Mode.

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To return to iMovie press esc. on your keyboard. (top left).

To delete the clip, click on it once to highlight it blue.

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Press the delete key on your keyboard. The clip will vanish from the clip sorter.

NOTE: The deleted clip has gone to the iMovie trash.

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This trash fills up with all the clips you delete from iMovie and has to be deleted by going to File and selecting Empty Trash.


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You will be given an alert, which will also enable you to save your project.


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Note that the trash is now empty after this process.

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Simple editing - Sequencing Clips

Click the Clip Viewer Button

clipsButton


Drag clips from the Clips Pane

clipsPane


to the Clip viewer.

clipsViewer


To rearrange the sequence of clips, drag the clips to create the desired order.

dragClip

Simple editing - Adding Music

Click the Timeline button.

timelineButton

Drag the playhead to the point where you want the music to start.


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Click the Media Button.

MediaButton

Then click Audio.

audioButton

Choose a piece of music from iTunes (or Garageband if you have composed your own piece of music!)

musicSelection


Click Place at Playhead Button.

playheadButton

You will see the audio track in place below the video track.

musicTrack

Simple Editing - Adding a voiceover

Click Media.

MediaButton

Click Audio.

audioButton


Drag the playhead to the point in your timeline where you want the audio to play.

playhead


Click the Record button.

recordButton


Speak clearly.

Click the button again to stop recording.

The Audio clip will appear in the Timeline.

VoiceTrack

Playback your movie

To go to the start of the movie click this button.

gotoStart

Click the Play button.

play

To view Full Screen, click this button.

playFullscreen

To exit Full Screen, hit the Escape key on your keyboard.

Saving Movies for Web or Glow

Click on Share at the top of your screen.
Select Quicktime from the drop-down menu.

shareMenu


Choose Web from the Compress Movie menu

webChoice

Click Share.

shareButton

Give your movie a name, decide where you wish to save it to and click Save.

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Advanced editing - Splitting clips

Select the timeline viewer.

timelineButton

Click once on the clip you wish to split.

selectSplit

Move the playhead to the point where you want to divide the clip.

playheadsplit

Go to Edit and select Split Video Clip at Playhead.

splitMenu

Notice that the clip has now been split into two.

splitTwo

You can use this technique to split clips and delete unwanted sections.

Select the piece you wish to delete.

deleteclip

Hit Backspace on your keyboard.

NOTE!

Anything you delete from your iMovie project is sent to iMovie Trash.

imovieTrash


This must be emptied periodically otherwise it will use up valuable space on your computer.



Go to File and select Empty Trash.

emptyTrash

You will be asked if you are sure. Click Empty Trash and save project.


EmptyTrashButton

Notice that the iMovie trash is now empty.

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Advanced editing - Transitions

Drag the playhead to the place where you wish to insert the transition.

playhead

Click the Editing Button.

editingButton

Click the Transitions Button.

tranButton

Choose a transition from the list.

Transselect

You will see a preview of the transition in the iMovie monitor.

Set the duration of the transition using the Speed Slider.

Speed

Drag the transition from the the list to the timeline.

TransinPlace

Advanced editing - Effects

Click on the clip to which you wish to add an effect.

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Click the Editing Button.

editingButton

Click the Video FX button.

vidFX

Choose an effect from the list.

FXSelect

You will see a preview of the effect in the iMovie monitor.

Make any adjustments to your effect.


effectChoices

Click Apply.

applyButton

Advanced editing - Splitting Music Clips

Select the timeline viewer.

timelineButton

Click once on the audio clip you wish to split or trim.
audioClip

Move the playhead to the point where you want to split the clip.

audsplitclip

Go to Edit and select Split Selected Audio Clip at Playhead.

audsplitmenu

Notice that the clip has now been split into two.

ClipSplit

You can use this technique to split clips and delete or trim unwanted sections.

Advanced editing - Adjusting Audio Volume

Click the Timeline button.

timelineButton
Go to View at the top of the screen and select Show Clip Volume Levels.volLevels

Click at a point where you want the volume to change.
Then drag the marker up or down to change the volume.

volmarker

Advanced editing - Adding Titles/Text

Move the playhead to the point where you want the title to start.

playhead

Click the Editing Button.

editingButton

Click the Titles Button.

titles button

Select a Style from the list.

titlesList

Make any changes to the settings using the available controls.

titlesChoices

Type your text into the text boxes.


Click the Add button

addButton

If you want your text to appear over a black background, rather than over the clip, check the Over Black box.

This will put your Titles at the start of a clip.

Burning a DVD

To Create a DVD which can be played on a DVD player you must use iDVD.

iDVD


Save your completed iMovie project, (remembering where you have saved it).

save


Quit iMovie.

Open iDVD.
Select ‘Create a New Project’ from the options on the screen.

newProj


Give your project a name and decide where you want to save the project.

IDVDProj

Click Create.

A window giving you the option to create a DVD menu will appear.

menuWindow

Just ignore this window for the time being.

Go to File and select One Step DVD from Movie.

onestepmenu


Select your iMovie project. In the window which opens.


Click Import.

You will be asked if you wish to save the existing project.
Click Don’t Save.

dontsave

You will now be asked to insert a recordable DVD.

insertDVD

A window showing the progress of the process will appear. (Depending on the amount of footage, this can take a bit of time).

DVDprog

When the process is complete, you will see this message:

dvdComplete

You can eject the disc and use it in a DVD player.