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iMovie is a fantastic video editing package built on the Final Cut Pro codebase and as such, shares many features with its pro-level cousin.

In this Foundation tutorial, Don takes you through configuring and using iMovie v10 to create stunning videos with minimal effort. The tutorial assumes no prior knowledge of iMovie and is designed for people who want to learn how to master the basics of iMovie on the Mac, from scratch.

iMovie is available for free via the Mac App Store and is pre-installed on all new Macs.

Once you get the hang of the basic principles, iMovie is super simple to use and allows you to create professional-looking videos and movie trailers in minutes.

We'll take a look at iMovie for iOS in a future Foundation video.

The full tutorial covers:

  • Introduction
  • Libraries and Events
  • Importing Media
  • Rating Clips
  • Creating a Trailer Project
  • Trailer Projects
  • Movie Projects
  • Working with the Timeline
  • Editing Clips in the Timeline
  • Precision Editor & Clip Trimmer
  • Working with Clips - Effects
  • Working with the Clip Viewer
  • Transitions
  • Backgrounds
  • Titles
  • Working with Music
  • Applying Themes
  • Sharing Your Movie

App Store Links: iMovie Mac App Store

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(5 comments posted)

Steve Carruth

Foundation Videos will be very helpful. It solves the problem I experienced with trying to bring together all the various videos for a single App... excellent idea!

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Don McAllister

Thanks Steve, glad you like the idea!

Ken Taylor

Great VDO Don. Question: Do I need to use iCloud? Is there any way to get around using iCloud? I'm looking for software to help make YouTube VDOs. Thank you.

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Don McAllister

Hi Ken,

Sure, you can just export the finished videos as QuickTime videos and store and distribute whichever way you want - you only need iCloud if you want to use the built in iMovie Theatre

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Don McAllister

Hi Ken,

Sure, you can just export the finished videos as QuickTime videos and store and distribute whichever way you want - you only need iCloud if you want to use the built in iMovie Theatre

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