Use iMovie's "Snap to Beats" Feature to Make a Music Video
- 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
Using the Mac OS X application called iMovie to make movies is fun, creatively addictive, and really easyespecially if you use its Snap to Beats feature to make quick music videos. This technique is so effective that it almost doesn't matter what the video footage is, or if the video clips even relate to each other. By combining finger-snapping, toe-tapping music and nicely timed video clips, you can create a music video that you'll want to share with your family and friends.
Step 1: Open iMovie
Click the iMovie icon in the Dock (see Figure 1), or double-click the iMovie icon in the Applications folder. If the video clips you want to use are already in the iMovie Event Library pane (which means that they've already been imported), go to step 3.
Figure 1 The iMovie icon as it appears in the Dock.