Video:How to Use Magic iMoviewith Don Schechter
Magic iMovie is designed to import a movie from your camera and create a movie file with an opening title and other options. Learn how to use Magic iMovie.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Use Magic iMovieHi! I'm Don Schechter for About.com Computing. Today I will show you how to use Magic iMovie HD. Magic iMovie is designed for importing a movie from your camera and creating a movie file with an opening title and other options.
Start a Magic iMovie FileOpen iMovie. Go up to 'file' and click on 'Make a Magic iMovie.' A window will open with lots of options. First, give your movie a title. This is the title that will appear as the opening title of your movie.
Rewind the VideoI will check off rewind the tape before capturing the movie as my tape isn't rewound in my camera. If you know you only want the first bit of your tape, you can check the box next to stop capturing after, and select how many minutes. I'll opt to stop capturing after 1 minute.
Choose Magic iMovie Transitions and MusicThe next option asks what kind of transition to use between clips. I'll use cross dissolves. If you want to use music as a soundtrack over the video check this box then click 'Choose Music.' Drag songs from your iTunes Library or Garageband into the playlist. If there is more music than video the music will stop when the video ends, so be mindful of how long your video is and how long the songs are that you add to the play list.
Adjust the MusicUnder the list there is a slider, which will control how loudly or softly the music plays. If you have dialog in your movie, you may want to make the music quite a bit softer. Click 'ok' when you're done.
Create a DVD From the iMovie FileThe last option is sending the video to iDVD when its imported so you can design and burn DVDs. I will check that off and then click 'create.'
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