- Step 1: Open iMovie
- Step 2: Import Video Clips
- Step 3: Create a New Project in iMovie
- Step 4: Name and Save Your Project
- Step 5: Turn on Advanced Tools and Snap to Beat
- Step 6: Place a Song in the Project
- Step 7: Add Markers to the Soundtrack
- Step 8: Insert Video Clips at the Markers
- Step 9: Mute the Audio of the Inserted Video Clips
- Step 10: Fine-Tune the Video Project
- Final Notes
Step 3: Create a New Project in iMovie
When iMovie opens, the Project Library should be visible in the upper-left pane of the iMovie window. (The words Project Library are centered in the pane's title bar, as shown in Figure 5.) To create a new iMovie project, click the New Project button (circled in Figure 5) in the lower-right corner of the pane.
Figure 5 To create a new project, click the New Project button (circled).
Don't see the Project Library? You're in the Edit Project pane instead. When the Edit Project pane is open, the button in the upper-left corner of the pane says Project Library, as shown in Figure 6, providing access to the Project Library pane. This button toggles between Project Library and Edit Project, allowing you to switch between the two panes. Click the Project Library arrow button to switch to the Project Library pane, and then click the New Project button to create a new iMovie project. The Project Library pane is where you create or select a project. The Edit Project pane is where you work on a project; for example, adding video clips, music, and/or photos; setting video and audio adjustments; or adding transitions and special effects.
Figure 6 When you click the Project Library button, the pane shown below the button switches to the Project Library pane, and the name of the button changes to Edit Project (so you can get back to the Edit Project pane).