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How to Use iMovie on Mac for Beginners 2017, Tutorial with Screenshots

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If you are a Mac user, then iMovie is the software which you must know how to use. It is fantastic and free to use, and help you to edit wonderful videos! But if you are a green hand who don't know how to use this iMovie, then you may have a look at this article. In the following content we will teach you how to use iMovie on Mac.

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Step 1: Name Your Video & Set Aspect Ratio
Step 2: Choose A Theme for Your Video
Step 3: Get Footage Information by Import Movies
Step 4: Drag Clips Into Timeline

Generally, there are 4 steps for users to learn about the iMovie tutorial for beginners, and now you can take only few minutes in it and learn to use it.

Step 1: Name Your Video & Set Aspect Ratio

When you are using this software and create your video, you should first give it a name as you want. This is then iMovie Project Name.

name the project

And there is another option under the project name, for the aspect ratio, we suggest you to choose Widescreen (16:9), which is a standard aspect ratio and can be applied on most of the device.

select aspect ratio

Step 2: Choose A Theme for Your Video

A suitable theme for video can make your video more perfect, each cut can be unified. It will give your video a style of different flavor and let it become mroe attractive for viewers.

If you are just edit a slide show, you can check "Automatically Add Transitions and Slides", which would be a better choice.

 choose video theme

Step 3: Get Footage Information by Import Movies

Users are allowed to manage the background of media by using the footage, and users can get footage by directly imported.

You should first go to: File >> Import >> Movies
and choose your target video files.

Step 4: Drag Clips Into Timeline

After you prepared your clips for make a video, and have done the works we mentioned before. You can see the interface like below.

drag clips

You can click/drag/drop those clips to the timeline box. This timeline will decide the playing order of these clips.

That's all about how to use iMovie for now beginners and it is a basic tutorial, if you want to know more information about the advanced features of iMovie, we suggest you to search some video tutorial and learn how to use.

Besides, if you want to share the videos you create on iMovie with friends who have no Mac, maybe you are worth to have a iMovie Video Converter for Mac, which can help you effortlessly covert iMovie videos to avi, wmv or any other video format you want. Kindly give it a download and have a try now!

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How to Use iMovie on Mac for Beginners 2017, Tutorial with Screenshots