- 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 5: Turn on Advanced Tools and Snap to Beat
From the iMovie menu, choose Preferences. Click the General button in the toolbar, and then click Show Advanced Tools (see Figure 9). This option will display additional tools that can help to make your editing faster and easier.
From the View menu, select the Snap to Beats item. A checkmark appears next to the item to indicate that it's activated. In step 7 of this procedure, you'll place markers in the soundtrack, in beat with the music. This Snap to Beats option forces inserted video selections to begin and end on the markers you place in the music. For our music video project, this is the most important setting because it will enable the computer to do almost all of the work for us.
Figure 9 Show advanced tools, to make certain features easy to access.