iMovie makes it easy to turn your home videos into your all-time favorite films. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll watch them over and over again. And you’ll share them with everyone.
Home for all your home video.
With iMovie, every video you’ve ever recorded is right in front of you, ready to roll. Grab the popcorn and enjoy the show.
All your video, all in one place.
Chances are, you have a camcorder, a digital camera or an iPhone — and maybe all three. That means one thing: you have a ton of great video. iMovie puts it all in one place and organises it for you so your video is easy to browse and fun to watch. Just plug in your device, open iMovie and start importing your video. It appears in your Event Library — the one place you’ll find everything you’ve ever recorded. Just like photos in iPhoto, videos are organised by Events. And as your collection grows, you can rate clips as “favorite” or “rejected”, tag them with preset or custom keywords and filter them so you can find the best scenes (or hide the ones you’re not thrilled with).
Enjoy your feature presentation.
Who says you have to edit? iMovie is a great place to just sit back and watch. View your video full-screen without any desktop distractions. In full-screen view, flip through your entire video library using Cover Flow — the same way you flip through albums in iTunes. You can also toggle between Events and projects, skim quickly through clips and watch individual scenes.
Organise your video.
iMovie puts all your video in one place so you can browse and find everything easily.
Point, shoot and edit.
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Editing for everyone.
In just a few clicks, you can turn your home video into your favourite film.
If you know how to drag and drop, you can make a movie in iMovie. Here’s how easy it is: just drag your favourite clips into the project area and arrange them however you like. Drag in titles and transitions. Drop in photos. Add a song from iTunes or GarageBand for your soundtrack. The end.
Make the cut.
Editing in iMovie makes perfect sense, thanks to the simple, friendly interface. Every clip appears as a dynamic filmstrip that lets you preview the action at a glance. Move the pointer over the filmstrip to skim your video. Select clips and parts of clips just as you select text, then adjust them until what’s in your head appears on the screen.
Add some photos.
When your action flick has too much action, maybe it’s time for some stills. iMovie imports your photos from iPhoto, Aperture or Photo Booth. You can apply pan and zoom motion effects to give it a documentary feel. iMovie even detects faces in your photos to ensure that they remain in the frame.
Just like that, you’re an editor.
Choose a clip, any clip. Drop it into your iMovie project. Drag it to the right spot. And you’re done.
Photos are action packed too.
The photos in your iPhoto library make a great addition to your film. And you can choose them from within iMovie.
Take your movie further.
Fine-tune every cut and transition, edit colour and audio, and fix shaky video. iMovie gives you the controls you need to smooth out the rough parts — and there’s nothing rough about it.
Fine-tune every edit.
When you have all your clips where you want them, fine-tune even the trickiest cuts and transitions with the Precision Editor. Skim each clip up close and identify precisely how much to keep and where to cut. Adjust the duration of transitions. Edit audio and video independently, so you can use the sound from one clip with the video from another. Reposition titles and effects. And preview everything before you commit to a cut.
Fix shaky video.
Don’t leave those perfect — if slightly wobbly — moments on the cutting-room floor. Video stabilisation in iMovie analyses how much your camera was moving, then automatically reduces shake. You can analyse your video on a clip-by-clip basis or fix it all at once (the latter may take a while, but it’s worth it).
Make some adjustments.
When it’s time to make final adjustments, iMovie gives you image controls in floating windows you can place anywhere on your screen. Use sliders to speed up, slow down and reverse your clips. You can even adjust the colour of your video by changing exposure, brightness, contrast and saturation levels.
Edit audio too.
What’s great video without audio? iMovie gives you all the tools you need to make your movie sound as good as it looks. Use multiple audio tracks for music and sound effects — even record a voiceover track directly in iMovie. New audio controls let you cut down background noise. And new audio effects make you sound like a professional radio host, a space alien or nearly anything in between.
Instant thumbs up.
Create a dream sequence. Speed things up. Slow them down. Make your movie more exciting with 19 video effects.
Muffle your voice or give it an echo. Adding audio effects to your video or voiceover is easier than it sounds.
Add a little Hollywood.
With one click, make epic movie trailers and create astounding effects. It’s your home video’s big break.
In a world where...
...you have hundreds of videos. No time. And nowhere to turn. Now there are iMovie trailers — the fastest way to create something fun from your footage. Choose from 15 movie trailer templates in almost every genre: action, documentary, romantic comedy and more. Spectacular graphics and titles soar across the screen. The London Symphony Orchestra performs original soundtracks. And suddenly your home video seems straight out of Hollywood. iMovie helps you choose the right clips, tells you where to drop them in the storyboard and fits them perfectly within each trailer. You can print a shot list to get an overview of your trailer. And when you export your masterpiece, iMovie even creates a film poster fit for the big screen. Or a little one.
Every movie needs a theme.
Turn your rugby video into sporting highlights. Make a school trip a news story. Or create a comic book from your family holiday. Themes make your movies look fun and professional, and they’re easy to apply. Just choose a theme and iMovie does the rest, adding animated titles and sophisticated transitions automatically. You can even customise your titles.
Make movie magic.
Your baby’s first steps. A ballet recital. The cat playing with yarn. Yawn. Liven up your home movies with instant replays, dream sequences or slow motion scenes, and suddenly you have a screwball comedy or a tear-jerking drama on your hands. High-quality visual effects are easy to create in iMovie. Just choose your video clip, choose an effect and click to apply. Add jump cuts and flip effects perfectly timed to music. And transition parts of clips from colour to black and white, sepia or a dream haze.
Animate your travels.
Enhance your video travelogues with eye-catching travel maps. Choose from four different 3D globe or flat map styles, select your location (or locations) and iMovie builds an animated map. If you want to change its look, just drag a different map on top of your current one.
Adventure? Comedy? Drama?
Choose from 15 movie trailer templates. Drop your clips in the storyboard. Personalise your titles. And your home video seems straight from Hollywood.
A theme tour de force.
To make your movies even more entertaining, add one of seven themes including Photo Album, Bulletin Board, Scrapbook and Filmstrip.
Now showing everywhere.
Once you’ve finished your masterpiece, it’s time to share it. The fans, the critics and the red carpet are ready and waiting.
Be an online sensation.
Upload your movie directly to Facebook and CNN iReport. If you have a YouTube or Vimeo following, export your movie at an amazing 1080p resolution and share it in stunning HD.
Share your movie anywhere.
To watch your movie on the go, send it to iTunes and sync it with your iPod, iPhone or iPad.