How to Edit Videos on Mac
iMovie for the iPhone is one of the Apple apps that users pay less attention to. And it is not for lack of utility. When you are on vacation, you usually take countless photos and videos. The problem with videos is that by themselves they usually don’t say anything. Only when we put them together can we tell a story that is really worth listening to.
It is on these trips, without access to our Mac, when iMovie on our iPhone can value those videos to turn them into memories. At first, I was skeptical that I could replace iMovie on a Mac, but I soon realized that this was not his proposal. It is true that iMovie on an iPhone lacks some features that are in its counterpart for the computer.
But it is by knowing these limitations that the best benefit is obtained. A few weeks ago, I recorded, edited and published a video in much less time than I expected. And best of all, I didn’t have to sit in front of the Mac at any time.
How to Edit Videos On Mac
Step 1. In an application folder, open iMovie, which is a Mac video editing app
Step 2. Click on Projects and then choose the Create New option
Step 3. Select the screen dimension or aspect ratio of your video
Step 4. In the dropdown movie, you’ll find two different options to edit videos on Mac; choose Movies
Step 5. A screen will open where you can import your media files by clicking on the downwards arrow option in the middle
Step 6. Once done, click on the imported media, drag and drop it to the editing area
Step 7. In case you wish to trip your video, select the timer, right-click on the selected video part, and choose Split Clip option
Step 8. Now, select the remaining part that you wish to remove, right-click there and choose Delete option
Step 9. To add transition, click on the Transition tab available in the library and select one.
Step 10. Drag that transition and drop it between the initial two clips.
Step 11. If you wish to edit the transition length, double-click on the timeline and type the new value.
Step 12. To tune where the clip should end and a new one should start, control-click on the transition and select Show Precision Editor.
Step 13. Now, you can drag all the clips on the bottom and top right or left to alter the ending and beginning; repeat the same for every clip.
Step 14. To add titles, go to Library, click on the Titles tab and drag one of the thumbnails to the beginning or ending of the movie.
Step 15. Type the text in the box and adjust type size and font
Step 16. Once you’re done with complete editing, you can then export the video and save it on different places. To do so, click on arrow at the top right corner of the screen, a dropdown will appear and choose Save on Device
Step 17. Rename your file and choose the location of the file.
I was also amazed at the speed that 1080p videos move on an iPhone 5s. Not a single jump or lag. This shows that you don’t need to have the latest of the latest to enjoy this great software. iMovie is an app that you should give a try if you haven’t tried it yet.
iMovie is a proof that software designed for mobile operating systems can be much more powerful than they appear