iMovie ’11: Slicin’ and Dicin’ Your Videos

Recently we toured the interface of iMovie ‘11 in a screencast. This provided an overview of how to create a project in iMovie, and how to get your videos into your project. Today we’re back with something a little more in-depth!

In this video, we’re going to look at slicing, trimming, and editing your videos. I’ll show you how to go over your movie with a fine-toothed comb, making sure that you make those cuts right where you want them. By the end of this short tutorial, you’ll be on your way to becoming a video surgeon.

Watch the Video

Using an iPhone/iPad? You can watch the video here.

Wrap Up

With some simple keyboard shortcuts like Shift + Command + S, you can become quite adept at slicing up your videos. And to select portions of a clip en masse, just click and drag from where you want to begin the selection, to where you want to stop.

The beauty of a well-designed application, is that it allows for power, yet remains simple. That’s the pinnacle of quality from an app developer, and Apple is always so adept at doing that. It’s especially evident in iMovie ‘11.

I hope you feel ready now, willing to start slicing and dicing your videos with confidence. Just remember, there’s always Command + Z if you make a mistake.