You have tried various video editing applications to create a movie on your MacBook Pro, and you were totally confused. Video making is not an easy process and you have to go about each step carefully. Well, here is an easy way to make movies on MacBook Pro. Yes, with iMovie you can easily create movies on MacBook Pro.
In iMovie, all the required controls are logically placed, and also easy to use. So to launch iMovie, click the iMovie icon in the Dock, or run Launchpad and click iMovie icon. Now follow the steps listed below to make a movie with iMovie on MacBook Pro:
Step 1: Go to File -> New Project (else press cmd + N)
Step 2: iMovie will display a sheet. Type a name for the project.
Step 3: Select the screen dimension (aspect ratio) for the movie
Choose from the options to select a standard display (4:3), widescreen display (16:9), or a display suited for iPhone (3:2). If you are particular about compatibility with Standard Definition TV, then choose the standard ratio (4:3).
Step 4: Next, choose the frame rate
30 frames per second is the default frame rate. But then you can choose a slower frame rate too if required, like 25 fps.
Step 5: Select a theme to apply to the finished movie by clicking on a Project Themes thumbnail When you choose a theme, iMovie will add the titles and transitions that correspond to that theme, automatically. If you want to manually add titles and transitions, then click Automatically Add Transitions and Titles check box to deselect it.
If you don’t want to use a theme, iMovie can still add an effect between clips. You can select Automatically Add check box, click on the pop-up menu in order to choose the desired effect. In iMovie, you can also create movie trailers.
Step 6: Finally, click Create, and you are on your way
Here are some of the controls and displays:
Monitor: Monitor is like a TV. All the still images, video clips, and the finished movie will play on this.
Event library: All the video clips you add to the project, video clips created on iPhoto are displayed as a list in the event library.
Event pane: When you select a video clip in Event library, iMovie will display a thumbnail of the content in the Event pane.
Media Browser toolbar: It allows to switch between media clips, and various tools used to make your film.
Project Library: Movie projects created are displayed in the Project Library pane. When you double-click on a project in Project Library pane, it will turn into Project pane, which will display the elements you have added to that specific project.
Camera Import window: This switch is used to import DV clips from DV camcorder, or from MacBook Pro’s built-in FaceTime HD camera.
Additional information: With all the movie making and editing, there are times when your important MOV video file may get corrupted. But don’t worry; you can repair MOV on Mac in just a short while. Damaged or unplayable MOV and MP4 files can be fixed easily.