iMovie Effects - How to Create Video Effects in Apple iMovie Video
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Video:iMovie Effects

with Isaac Brody

Adding special effects to your video can make it look more professional and entertaining. Learn how to add Apple iMovie's Effects to your clips with ease.See Transcript

Transcript:iMovie Effects

Hi. I'm Isaac Brody for Computing. Today I'll teach you how to add video effects to clips in Apple's iMovie.

First open up your movie project or create a new project and import video clips. I've already placed clips on the timeline. After arranging your video you might want to add effects to your project.

Find iMovie Effects Window

To add effects, click on the Effects icon. This brings up the Effects window. Here you'll see a list of different effects.

Effect Preview

If you click on an effect it previews in the small preview window in the right corner. If you press the Preview button you can watch the effect in the large preview timeline.


You can adjust when the effect starts and ends in a clip by adjusting the Effects In and Effects Out sliders. Depending on the effect you choose there are various additional settings that appear below the list of effects.

Add Effect to iMovie Timeline

To add an effect, select a clip you want to add an effect to, and then click an effect in the list and hit the Apply button. When you apply the effect a red line appears below the effect. The computer needs to process the effect and the redline shows the progress.


If you want to delete an effect, just click on the clip and press Delete.

After it's done press play to watch your clip with the new effect.There are plenty of effects to choose from which offer creative and artistic editing choices. And that's how you work with effects in Apple iMovie.

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