How to edit video on your iPhone or iPad with iMovie - Full Tutorial

Dipublikasikan tanggal 2 Okt 2018
In this video, I'll show you how to use iMovie for iOS. Taking you through all the steps involved in creating a movie, including importing you media, cutting clips, applying transitions, adding text and adding music.
You can follow along with iMovie on your iPad or iPhone. If you don't have a copy of it, go to the App store and download it for free.
Note a new version has just been released. Much of it is the same but there are some new features including the ability to do Green Screen and PIP with still images. The interface looks mostly the same but some minor differences which I'll explain on a new video shortly.

See the follow up video on how to do Picture in Picture and Split Screen video using iMovie here:
id-tv.org/tv/video-nwAuHSvUmtM.html
How to Green Screen using iMovie:
id-tv.org/tv/video-sa8CbsV3Czg.html
How to record Voice over using iMovie iOS
id-tv.org/tv/video-snyh3-IowH8.html

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  • Thanks Bro very helpful content!

  • This was great.. thank you.

  • thank you for your awesome tips of how to use iMovie

  • How do I center a photo

    • With photos that you add onto the main timeline you can tap on them in the video preview window and then pinch in and out to zoom in our out of the image and reposition to centre. If you add the photo as a PIP(Picuture in Picture) You can tap on the photo on the screen and then a position tool will appear, tap on it and drag photo to any position.

  • Thanks for sharing! This was very helpful.

  • Thank you helpful video

  • New subbie! TFS!

  • Hi, I’m new to compiling video clips & editing to make my video’s for ID-tv. I started with FilmoraGo & decided to try iMovie since FilmoraGo was becoming a tedious & exasperating experience which led to a ton of time wasting. I found your instructional video & it’s excellent! I decided to play with a video clip just to see how the process would go & now I am ‘stuck’. I am at the point of editing after creating my movie. I don’t want to keep this clip alone, as I want to start from the beginning to make my entire video/movie, but still use this clip in final video. There is an option to delete project. If I delete the clip at this point through iMovie, will it be deleted from my camera roll /icloud completely? Thanks for your help!

    • Thanks; much appreciated!

    • Hi there, glad you found my tutorial helpful. if you delete a clip from the iMovie timeline it won't delete it from your camera roll. If you delete the whole project it won't delete your media either.

  • Thanks for the help this has to be the best & most well spoken informative video about iMovie I have seen!🙌🏾

    • Thanks so much. Glad you found it informative and great to hear from you. Cheers!

  • Excellent video. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • this was very helpful

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  • imovie is not user intuitive for first time users. Although lots of Apple software isn't.

  • Hi so i made a project for school on iMovie on my iPad and when i watch the video i cant see the pictures then when i save the video to my photos the whole video is green someone please help asap

  • This is an excellent tutorial video. Just completed my first video project, and your overview of how to do was tremendously helpful in getting this done. Thank You so much! : )

    • Great to hear that it was helpful. Thanks for checking out the video and for your positive feedback. Greatly appreciated!

  • Love it very good explanation!!! Ive been struggling to use IMovie but im going to try it again now with your gifted instructions

  • I just went to edit a movie, and iMovie is making it square cropped. 😫 I’m sure it’s a simple fix, but ugh.

    • That is interesting indeed, as iMovie for iOS has a fixed aspect ratio of 16x9. What you may be looking at is the preview thumbnail in the Projects Tab which is square, but when you tap into the actual movie it is 16x9. Otherwise, what may be happening is that the media you imported is a square crop. In which case iMovie usually will create black bars on the sides or you can opt to zoom in using the magnify glass on the video preview window to make it fit into the 16x9 crop.

  • Thank you

  • Why the viewing size is changing from like 16:9 becomes 4:3 whenever i am doing a project? Is that normal? That’s why i stop using imovie.

  • how do you delete those little inward arrows? I did my audio on a new layer and it causes it to drop out when changing between clips or images

  • I consider this THE definitive iMovie guide. It's clearly explained, comprehensive and just superb! Many thanks indeed!

    • Thanks so much for checking out the video and the great positive feedback. Greatly Appreciated!

  • I’m using my iPad Pro 2018 .

  • This video really helped I have been using iMovie for a few years making videos with my friends but i actually learned a few things from this video

  • Great Information Thanks

  • It is not letting me trim???

    • Ok thank you

    • @Hairy Beans If you want to split the clip try moving the playhead to the middle and see if it lets you split it.

    • And it is a video clip

    • It is whenever I try to move the handles it just glitches out

    • First question, is it a video clip. As you can only use the split feature on video. If it's a photo use the yellow handles left and right to change length. If it is a video make sure you tap on it so that the clip highlights in yellow first and then move the playhead to the section of the clip you want to trim, then tap split...

  • wow

  • Is it possible to have the text only for few seconds on the video? Also is it possible to add like a png logo, or an image on the video? Thank you

    • Yes, in order to do that you will need to split the movie clip into sections. So tap on it and go to the point where you want to start the text and then hit the split option, then go to the end point where you want the text to stop and split the clip there. Tap on this clip you just isolated from the rest of the video and now you can apply the text to just that clip. Yes it is now possible to add transparent Png logos in iMovie for iOS, this came out in the latest version which was released a few months ago. To do it simply tap on the plus button to add an image from your camera roll. Select your png logo image, instead of tapping the plus button to add it right away, tap on the icon with the three circular dots to the right and select the Picture in Picture option to add is over the top of your video. You can then select which corner you want it to be by using the drag to position tool which appears on the video.....

  • Can I change the aspect ratio? Like I am trying to move the clip a little downwards so it doesn't cut off or fit more in the frame how do I go about it

    • @Dunni Gold You're welcome. 👍

    • @Touch Technology Review Thanks alot that worked... I appreciate it

    • You can't change aspect ratio of a video in iMovie for iOS. It is one of the limitations of the app. However you can pinch to zoom into a clip o make it larger and then reposition. To do this just tap on the clip in the timeline then you will notice a Pinch to Zoom Magnify Glass icon appears on the top right of the clip in the preview window. Tap on it and then pinch the video clip to zoom in and out...

  • Is there a way to flip a video horizontally

    • You can rotate a video clip but I am not aware of a flip option in iMovie for iOS. If you want to rotate you can put your finger and thumb on the middle of the screen over the clip in the viewer window and twist and a rotate arrow will appear allowing you to rotate 90 degrees at at time. However no flip option.

  • Thanks for sharing!!

  • Thank you for providing such a detailed lesson on creating an IMovie. Now I'm still a bit perplexed. The top and bottom of my pictures are being cut off. Is that fixable or do I need to only use horizontal pictures?

    • Yes iMovie for iOS doesn't have an option to crop the images the way you want. when it detects a vertical or portrait crop it will zoom into it and make it fit into the 16x9 horizontal mode. If you want to have more control over how portrait images are used in iMovie you might need to prep them first in an image editing app. I use Adobe Photoshop Mix to do it on my iPhone. You can create an image canvas at 1920 by 1080 in size then add your image and place it in the middle then you can save the image down and it will have a white or black background behind the image on the left and right. Photoshop Mix is a free download with an option to sign up for a free Adobe account I believe. A great mobile image editor....

  • ITunes store? Did you mean app store

  • I have a question.. When an audio file is added it gets added from the beginning of the video but it cannot be added to start from a specific video.. Suppose i want the first clip to retain its original audio and the added audio to be played from the second clip.. Well i can't do that.. Am i missing something??

  • Nicely explained. The app needs to be able to adjust brightness and colour to the individual clips to get them matching in better.

  • Grateful for your excellent tutorial! Very helpful! Thank you!

  • 😍😍

  • Sorry I’m just 9 and I don’t get it ☹️. But I make vids I just want to be a pro

  • Thanks

  • Hi sir I have problem with using the app I movie it’s not updating its shows you don’t have sufficient storage but phn has space pls solve this problem

    • iMovie is around 714Mb which , so make sure you have at least 1gb of storage left. Also it is sometimes common that large Apps need to download via wifi rather than 4G. See how you go.....

  • thank you for your awesome tips of how to use iMovie

  • Hello! I am doing this on my iPhone but I do not see the information as you are showing. So frustrating because I can't follow along.

    • It could be the version of iMovie. A new one has just been released. It is mostly the same but some slight differences when you access and add media. Check if you have the latest version, if not update it and it should be quite similar. I’ll also be producing an updated version on the tutorial soon.

  • Thanks so much for making this video, it definitely helped to figure out how to use the app. I’ve watched other videos and didn’t like them because they were going way too fast. This is a great video.

    • Great to hear that. Thanks so much for watching and for the positive feedback!

  • Thank you ❤ I hope I can make better video! Kisses from Spain

    • You're welcome. Thanks for checking out the video and commenting! Espero que disfrutes usando la aplicación.. (google translate 😉)

  • Nice tutorial! How do I save my imovie and then share it to someone on my iphone?

    • Great, Glad you like the tutorial. When you have finished editing. Tap on done. You will be taken to the project tab. At the bottom there is an icon with a square and upwards pointing arrow. Tap on that and then you can either message or email the video file, share to social media or just save it down to your camera roll.

  • How can we move the text at lower part of vedeo pls help...

  • Oh, thank you for this tutorial! You are a Godsend! I got this now!

  • A helpful video but on the iPhone I have I can’t get the option for my music or to do the voice over. Is this because it’s not a pad ?

    • @Jester Spook show Cool, let us know how it goes.

    • @john scarpa thanks I'll try that

    • That is strange it should be there. Make sure that you are in the movie section, not trailers. Then try adding a clip to the movie and see if you can find a plus button icon just under the video preview window. When you tap on that you should see both the audio subfolder and voice over icon. If they are not there it is possible that your iMovie is a much older version and it could be different. Current version is 2.2.7.

  • BRAVO!! Well done!!

  • So I just finished watched the video and I totally got a better understanding how to use IMovie. Thanks dude!

  • Need more sound effects in iMovie

  • I tried to create a video in iPhone with I movie it is not giving me the original format the video is getting to a small window . Like the way you zoom it . it doesn’t have any option to make it the original format you didn’t mention that part Please say something !!!

    • Either switch directions of your device, or click that ? On the top and it could help

  • Question sir, how do you fix the issue of audio not matching the action of what’s happening in the video? Also, how do you FULLSCREEN without cropping out anything in your video? I know about the magnifying glass, pinch to zoom thing. Is there another way to fullscreen?

  • Can I like this video a million times? Thank you immensely..Many Blessings Sir!

    • Thanks so much for the feedback. Greatly appreciated!🙏1 million likes would be a record for me. 😀

  • Clear and concise instructions and tutorial. Subscribed 👍🏽

  • It’s for kids, not for pro. Even Free text position is not available.

  • Nice video the way you explain is really nice. I just subscribed your channel .

  • How do I add text to stay consistent over the whole movie. Like how #CNN keeps its logo on the bottom of the screen?

    • This is one of the limitations in iMovie for iOS. You can only place text on an individual movie clip. So there would be work arounds like exporting out your entire movie as one clip. Re import and then place text on the whole movie. Not ideal but that would be one way of doing it if you only have iMovie on iOS as your editor. Certainly the OSX version lets you drag the Text box over multiple clips.

  • Very nice video,,

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  • Awesome Video! Thanks a million! #NewSubbie