Video:Add Music to iMoviewith Gretchen Siegchrist
Give your iMovie video musical creativity by adding songs to the clip. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to import songs and original music into iMovie from iTunes and GarageBand.See Transcript
Transcript:Add Music to iMovieHi, I'm Gretchen Siegchrist for About.com Computing, and I'm going to show you how to use music in your iMovie projects.
Choose a Song for iMovieIn iMovie, select 'media,' and then select 'audio.' To use a song from iTunes, select iTunes, which will open your iTunes library.
Finding Music in iTunesYou can sort your songs by artist or time. Sorting by time is particularly useful if you are looking for a song that will fit the exact length of your movie.
You can also type in an artist or song title to find a specific piece of music In the iMovie timeline, drag the playhead to the location where you want the music to begin.
Import the Music Into the iMovie TimelineAfter you have selected the song that you want to use, drag the playhead to the location where you want the song to start playing. Now, click place at playhead and the song will be imported into the timeline.
Adjust the Song Audio LevelsYou may need to adjust the audio levels in your movie so that the sound from the video clip and from the song is balanced.
Sample the Song in iMovieIf you only want to hear the song, you can uncheck the volume box next to the video track in the timeline. Or, you can adjust the volume of the video clip and of the song clip by clicking on the audio line within the clip and dragging it up or down to increase or decrease the volume.
Create a Song for iMovie in GarageBandYour other music option is to create a unique score in Garage band. After you have finished editing your movie, select Share>Garage Band, which will send your finished project to Garage Band where you can create music that fits perfectly with your project.
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