More iMovie Tips & Tricks

After running another Video & Audio Editing workshop for teachers, some great questions came up for some advanced tips & tricks for iMovie. Here is what I have to share with y’all:

#1 – Creating a PiP (Picture in Picture) effect in iMovie:

(From Apple’s Support Forums )

  • This option is located in the same place as the “green screen” filter.
  • Essentially, if there is already a clip on the timeline, and you drag another clip above it, a new option appears in the menu bar above the Preview window (on the top right of the screen).
  • On the menu options, a new button appears that looks like 2 outlines of a square overlapping.
  • When clicking on this button, you can choose from a few options, decide how it appears, how long that takes, and a few other options (see below):

Screen Shot 2017-11-07 at 12.12.32 PM

#2 – Fading Audio In & Out

So to fade the audio in and out and have less abrasive sound transitions, you essentially, grab the little circle with a black dot in on either side of the audio clip. You will see an area that is greyed out that indicates the fade in and out levels (See below):

Screen Shot 2017-11-06 at 4.21.32 PM

#3 How to Record your iPad Pro or iPhone Screen in iOS 11

Check out THIS SITE for Instructions on how to do this.  Note: You need to have iOS 11 Installed!


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Author: tatyanakgriffin

Bay Area Creative Technologist, Maker (SHTEAM) Educator, Computer Science Explorer, Interactive Media Artist, Music Maker, & Explorer

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