iMovie

Tool Summary

iMovie is a free video editing software for Mac devices. It boasts easy to use tools and templates. This program can be used on Mac, iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It is great for getting started with video editing.

Quick Facts

  • Price: Free
  • Platforms: Mac, iOS
  • Recommended For: Beginners – This a great tool to learn video editing, or basic editing, but lacks some advanced features.

Things to Know

iMovie has an abundance of easy to use filters and effects, including the option to use a green screen. You can also edit your sound with ease, without also impacting your video. iMovie comes with built in templates for titles, backgrounds and transitions. It also gives you the option to format your video as a trailer. 

If you are working on a device with a lower processing system, iMovie has the tendency to crash when working with complicated or long videos.

When saving your project, iMovie allows you to easily upload the video directly to Youtube, Facebook, or Vimeo, or to be sent in an email, in addition to saving it as a file.

Getting Started Guides:

How to Use iMovie

iMovie Support by Apple

Additional Resources

Freesound: Free audio files. Most audio files just require you to credit the creator.

Pixabay: Copyright free images and videos.

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