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iMovie is a proprietary video editing software application sold by Apple Inc. for the Mac and iOS (iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch). It was originally released in 1999 as a Mac OS 8 application bundled with the first FireWire-enabled consumer Mac model – the iMac DV. Since version 3, iMovie has been an OS X-only application included with the iLife suite of Macintosh applications.
iMovie imports video footage to the Mac using either the FireWire interface on most MiniDV format digital vid...

Slow Motion Tutorial: Heighten Drama and Make Things Look Awesome [Reel Rebel #38]

Slow Motion Tutorial: Heighten Drama and Make Things Look Awesome [Reel Rebel #38]

Slow motion isn't a difficult thing to do. But there is a time and place for it. We take a look at what slow motion does for the clips in your timeline and how to achieve those effects in iMovie and Adobe Premiere. And we even have a bonus tip for you if the basics aren't enough.

Tutorial: How to Create the Old Film Look Effect for Video [ReelRebel #31]

Tutorial: How to Create the Old Film Look Effect for Video [ReelRebel #31]

When you are editing, you’re usually told to use effects sparingly since a little usually goes along way and you don’t want to overdo it.  Sometimes, however, you want a look that is not quite as subtle.  If this is the case, one option might ...

How to Create the Split Screen Effect in Video Editing [Reel Rebel #27]

How to Create the Split Screen Effect in Video Editing [Reel Rebel #27]

The split screen effect, also known as picture in picture or video overlaying, is the concept of showing two video streams simultaneously (traditionally side-by-side) in a given sequence.  There are several instances in which you may want to use a split screen effect editing technique ...

How to Create Time-Lapse Videos: Fast Motion Video Editing Tutorial [Reel Rebel #16]

How to Create Time Lapse Videos: Fast Motion Video Editing Tutorial [Reel Rebel #16]

This week on the Reel Rebel, Stephen Schweickart introduces a slightly more advanced video editing technique used to create time-lapse videos.  Essentially, time-lapse video editing is a technique that's often used to speed up a video clip and give the illusion of compressed time.  Stephen walks us ...

A Look at Our Video Setup, Equipment, and Software Used for the ReelWeb [Creators Tip #45]

A Look at Our Video Setup, Equipment, and Software Used for the ReelWeb [Creators Tip #45]

There have been a lot of questions recently regarding the setup in my new location in Cincinnati. In this week’s episode of Creator’s Tip we go through a behind the scenes look at some of the equipment and tips used each week to produce the ...

Basic Video Editing Tips for YouTube - The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 3

Basic Video Editing Tips for YouTube   The YouTube Advertiser Playbook: Part 3

There's nothing like the thrill of taking a whole bunch of footage you just shot and piecing it together towards the final product.  Editing can be every bit as creative as the shooting of the video, and for me, it's far and away the funnest ...

10 Great Video Innovations From Steve Jobs & Apple (and Some That Weren’t)

10 Great Video Innovations From Steve Jobs & Apple (and Some That Weren’t)

In memory of Apple's founder, the late Steve Jobs, who passed away this week, I've put together what I think will be a complete list of notable video-related technology creations from Jobs and Apple. See what made the Top 10 list, along with the no-so-great ...

Did Apple Lose Video Professionals For Good With Final Cut Pro X?

Did Apple Lose Video Professionals For Good With Final Cut Pro X?

We're coming up on the two-month mark for Apple's Final Cut Pro X. Released in late June, Final Cut Pro X represented a huge departure from previous versions of the software. But in an attempt to appeal to a more mainstream and casual video editor, ...

Apple Releases Cheaper, More Streamlined Final Cut Pro X

Apple Releases Cheaper, More Streamlined Final Cut Pro X

Apple's Final Cut Pro has been the industry standard for video editing for some time now. Sure, there are plenty of other great editing suites, many used by professionals, but Final Cut Pro has been the clear leader in that space for years. But it's ...

Crowdsourced Video Is On The Rise: Interview With Stroome

Crowdsourced Video Is On The Rise: Interview With Stroome

I only found out about Stroome last week--and promptly wrote up an article about their approach to collaborative video editing and creation. Imagine my surprise when co-founder, Tom Grasty, reached out to let me know they were launching a new-and-improved version of the service this ...

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