Thursday, May 3, 2012

Apple Apps - Making Videos With iMovie

Before embarking on Sirloin Apple, I had originally started a blog focusing on using Apple apps like GarageBand and iMovie called Sirloin Wine.

Unfortunately, I found it hard to maintain that site and had somewhat neglected it. But there were some nice posts there and I have decided to port over some of the more relevant ones here for your consumption.

This post is on using iMovie to make decent looking videos using only the app and the fantastic iPhone 4S camera.

Both the iPad and iPhone are able to shoot great looking HD video clips in natural light, having the need to edit the footage on a mobile platform means creating videos is now  faster than ever.

iMovie comes with a lot of built-in features that are on the Mac version, albeit it is not as full featured as the Mac one.

But you can still use pretty much a lot of things here, including transitions, captions, adding music and soundtracks etc.

iMovie also comes with several built in themes that will do some jazzy graphics for you, though they are quite rigid in nature. Nevertheless, the ability to have it on a mobile is still very impressive.

Once you have done a video, you can also export in various resolutions and even email it or even upload to YouTube directly.

I have been shooting most of my food and music videos using this manner and so far, it has been very effective.

In future posts, I will explore in-depth the more intricate features and tips on using this fabulous app.

It is a universal app that is reasonably priced at US$4.99. Click here to download the app.

Below is a short video that was done using only the iMovie app, the Camera+ app (which I will discuss in detail in another post). It is quite impressive considering it was all shot and edited on a tiny mobile phone.

And yes, the music was also entirely composed and recorded using the GarageBand app on my iPad.

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