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iMovie: Information

This software is supported by Instructional Technologies.


Description: Basic and easy to use video editor, pre-installed on all Mac computers.
Usage: Editing a video, creating a movie, linking clips together into one file.
Available locations: Design Lab, Wiegand Design Lab
Access: Free and pre-installed. Only available on Macs.
Help: Contact (253) 535-7525, email itech@plu.edu, or visit the Help Desk in Mortvedt Library
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iMovie is an easy-to-use video editing software for Mac. Use iMovie to edit together video clips, music, and photos into your own movie. Be aware that if you’re using a different version of iMovie than the version this guide is based on, instructions and screenshots may vary.

General Editing Steps

Listed below is a typical work-flow for using iMovie to edit videos. This is just a general guideline to give you a better idea of the steps involved; your work-flow might differ depending on your needs and the project structure.
  1. Setup
    • Prepare & organize assets
    • Start a new project
    • Import & preview media
  2. Rough edit
    • Create sequences
    • Add desired clips & resources
    • Place clips in the correct order
  3. Fine-tune
    • Trim clips
    • Edit audio
    • Add titles, transitions, effects
  4. Export your movie
  5. Review

PLU Instructional Technologies equips users with the knowledge and tools needed to create digital content, but does not accept responsibility for how these programs are utilized. We do not claim ownership of any user-created content and will not be liable for violations of copyright or Fair Use laws. The legality of user-created content is the sole responsibility of the user. iTech doesn't provide DVD ripping or burning services. 


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Keywords:production, video, editing, mac   Doc ID:84234
Owner:Tommy S.Group:Pacific Lutheran University
Created:2018-07-23 16:03 PDTUpdated:2020-06-16 11:55 PDT
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