iMovie 09 – beyond the basics

A lot of the iMovie 09 reviews I’ve seen on YouTube have been pretty much “standard” coverage of the basic new features. I’ve been using it for a while now and put together a number of different videos with it… along the way, I’ve found a couple of handy tricks like how to incorporate on-screen logos or information, or how to zoom into a map. Interested? Take a look at my screencast.

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(I would have posted this on YouTube as well, but need to re-edit it first as there’s a 10 minute length limit!)

Oh, and another really interesting resource if you want to get more out of iMovie 09 is the Unlocking iMovie 09 blog – some great material over there!

18 thoughts on “iMovie 09 – beyond the basics”

  1. Thanks Andy, really enjoyed that… Still debating whether I should take the plunge or wait for my next Mac purchase but I think this upped the ante.

    I really liked the idea about zooming in on the destination. I guess you could take that a step further by incorporating stills (or short screenflow clips) of a google map zoom.

  2. You need to put some more energy and enthusiasm into your voice. Appreciate the info but it was tough to listen to without dozing off.

  3. hey, i like your video! i was wondering if you know any possibility of having a stopwatch type effect or countdown…in IMovie 09??

  4. Hey thanks alot for the direction And I found you to the point. I was on the edge of my chair watching this cool stuff. I’ve never worked with this type of software I bought skysoft ripper and ripped a dvd that I paid to have converted to from 8mm to dvd jpeg 4 then I could import it but now when I load it in a dvd player It see’s dadta file help please do you have some basic info for a beginner thank you mb tulsa ok

  5. what was that highlight effect used at 5:24? i’ve never seen it in imovie but i’m guessing it was from your screenshot software..

  6. Hi Andy,

    Nice video. Is it possible to apply more than one effect to a clip? i.e. Vignette and Sepia?



    1. Not that I know of – I guess you would have to apply an effect, save the clip, and re-import the modified version to apply the second effect. Bit of a kludge though.

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