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Working with iMovie and iDVD

This guide provides step-by-step processes in iMovie such as creating new projects and events, capturing video, trimming and editing clips, adding text, transitions and effects, and exporting. Also, there is a section dedicated to burning media with iDVD.

Adding Text Slides

1.   Click on the  Text icon to show list of text slides.

2.   Select a text slide from the list, and drag it into the Project Timeline. 

  • Text slides can be layered on video footage or be stand alone.

3.   To edit the text slide, double click in the viewer window to enable edit mode.

  • Click the Show Fonts button to change font and font color size, and style.
  • Click Done when finished making adjustments.

4.   To open the Inspector, double click on the text clip in the Project Timeline.

  • Click Done when finished making adjustments.



Adding a Transition

1.   Click on the  Transition icon to show list of transitions.

2.   Select a transition from the list, and drag it into the Project Timeline - either before, after, or between two clips

  • A transition icon will appear in the timeline as shown below.

3.   To edit the transition, click on the transition icon in the timeline and click on the  gear icon and select, Transition Adjustments.

4.   The Transition Adjustments dialog will appear.

  • Click Done, when finished making adjustments.





Adding Animations

1.   Click on the  Animations icon to show list of animations.

2.   Select an animation from the list, and drag it into the Project Timeline.

3.   To edit the animation, select the animation clip in the timeline and click on the  gear icon and choose either Clip Adjustments or Cropping & Rotation.

   Note: Clip Adjustments options will vary depending on the animation.