- 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 9: Mute the Audio of the Inserted Video Clips
To prevent the audio of the video clips from interfering with the soundtrack, you should lower the audio volume of the clips in your project, or mute it completely. Select a clip in the Edit Project pane; then press Command-A (for Select All). All clips in the project are highlighted with a yellow border. Choose Edit > Mute Clips. If you want to keep the audio but lower the volume, start by selecting one or more of the applicable clips in the Edit Project pane. Next, click the small gear icon that appears when you hover the mouse pointer over a clip, and choose Audio Adjustments from the pop-up menu (shown in Figure 14). In the Inspector that opens next (shown in Figure 15), drag the volume slider to the left to lower the clip's volume. When you're finished with your adjustments, click Done.
Figure 14 Click the gear icon that appears when you hover the mouse pointer over a clip; this button gives you access to various settings and adjustments.
Figure 15 Use this Inspector to change the volume and make other adjustments to the clip.