This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
These days it's not easy to go out, do you ever look back at videos from the past on a photo app? We recommend iMovie for those people. You can edit your videos and share them with friends to reminisce about your memories. You can use iMovie to add free background music, separate audio from video, and much more. In this article, we'll show you how to use iMovie, edit the length of your video, and insert sounds.
Adjusting the length of the video
First, select the video you want to edit, then change the length of the video and cut out the parts in between. Open iMovie, tap 'Create Project', then 'Movie'.
Select the video you want to edit and tap the check button, the video will be underlined in yellow. You can select multiple videos. When you're done selecting a video, tap 'Create Movie' at the bottom. The video editing screen will appear.
To adjust the start of the video, tap once on the part of the video you want to adjust. Then a yellow border will appear. You can adjust the starting point of the video by aligning the white vertical line with the thicker yellow frame, then press and hold the white vertical line and the yellow frame to adjust the starting point of the video. If you want to adjust the end of the video, do the same as before and slide the intersection to the left to shorten it.
Next, let's delete the middle part of the video. Place a white vertical line at the beginning of the part you want to delete and tap 'Split' below. Similarly, put a vertical line at the ending of the part you want to delete and tap 'Split'. Then the video will be split, select the part you want to delete and tap 'Delete' on the bottom right.
Adding sound to your movie
In iMovie, you can add background music and sound effects to your video. Let's try inserting the background music that comes with iMovie. First, tap the '+' button on the left and select 'Audio'.
Then select 'Soundtrack'. There is a download symbol on the right, so tap it. After the download is complete, tap it again and press the '+' button on the right to switch to the edit screen to insert the music. You can also select the background music stored in your iPhone from 'My Music' under 'Soundtracks' in the audio section, and you can choose various sound effects from 'Sound Effects'.
Now that the background music is in, let's remove the audio from the original video.
iMovie allows you to separate sound from video and remove only the audio. Select the video you want to remove the audio from and tap 'Detach' below. Then you'll see a thick blue line below the video. This is the audio, so tap 'Delete' in the bottom right corner with it selected. Now only the soundtrack's background music will be played. If you have more than one video, you can delete the audio in the same way.
When you're done editing, tap Done in the upper left corner to save the movie in iMovie.
That's the basic way to edit a video. You can also add filters, text, and other more elaborate editing techniques. Please try it out.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.