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#25831 - 05/02/13 08:09 AM Need to make a short movie
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
I need to edit some film clips together with some music for about 3 minutes of something I can post on Vimeo. Each will fade in and out. I have to add rolling type. Is there an easy, cheap program to do this?

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#25835 - 05/02/13 10:36 AM Re: Need to make a short movie [Re: slolerner]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
Do you have your old iMovie? (did you ever have iMovie? smirk )

I haven't checked, but I am always amazed when other people respond and say "oh, you can do that with Quicktime". Maybe you can. And you already have Quicktime. wink
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#25839 - 05/02/13 04:37 PM Re: Need to make a short movie [Re: Ira L]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
I think every Mac still comes with iMovie. And it's perfect for what you want to do.
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#25865 - 05/05/13 08:57 AM Re: Need to make a short movie [Re: roger]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
I hate iMovie. I can't get the overlay transitions I want. I want more control over when one video clip fades in and the other fades out and how quickly and which one you see more of. Same with the music. Is Quicktime any better? It costs $30 to get the authoring features?

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#25870 - 05/05/13 04:00 PM Re: Need to make a short movie [Re: slolerner]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
Which version of iMovie do you have? I know with the latest version, the Precision Editor gives you very fine control of edits and transitions. It takes a bit of practice to get used to it (since it's so different from the old iMovie) but it is very powerful.
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#25871 - 05/05/13 05:31 PM Re: Need to make a short movie [Re: roger]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
(8.0.6) blush

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#25872 - 05/06/13 02:57 AM Re: Need to make a short movie [Re: slolerner]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
Ah, I think that's the first version of the "redesigned" iMovie, and yes, it's lousy. smile The old iMovie was much better (and easier!) than the "new". However, they have improved it a lot since then. Might be worth a look-see.
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#25874 - 05/06/13 05:07 PM Re: Need to make a short movie [Re: roger]
slolerner Offline


Registered: 08/25/09
Loc: New York City
I am running system 10.6.8. What version of iMovie can I use?

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#25876 - 05/07/13 02:34 AM Re: Need to make a short movie [Re: slolerner]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
I believe the latest that you can run is iMovie '09, but the numbering convention is so confusing I'm not sure exactly which version that is! It looks to be version 8, which is what you said you have, so I don't know... 10.7 and above is required for the latest iMovie (iMovie 11).

Hopefully someone else can shed some more light on this. Sorry!
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#25877 - 05/07/13 02:59 AM Re: Need to make a short movie [Re: roger]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
My MBP came with OS X 10.6.4/iLife '09, including iMovie 9.0, and Software Update just offered me v 9.0.4.

Edit: Running OS X 10.6.8.


Edited by artie505 (05/07/13 02:59 AM)
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