7/10/10
2:40 pm

Forum Question: Adding special characters to video in imovie

I’m editing a football highlight video and I want to add in a special character like an arrow to show a certain player on the field. How do I do that? thanks

— Bill Parker

Comments: 5 Responses to “Adding special characters to video in imovie”

    7/10/10 @ 2:45 pm

    Sounds like you want to add a graphic overlay, not a character. You can do that with the picture-in-picture option. You just need to know how to make a semi-transparent image with something like Photoshop.
    In episode 328 I show the technique for picture-in-picture but using custom titles as an example. http://macmost.com/custom-titles-in-imovie-09.html
    You could use an arrow in the same way.

      Carlos
      2/6/12 @ 2:02 am

      i just want to add an arrow from special character film. How do i do this

    7/12/10 @ 11:30 am

    Check out episode 423 for an example of how to do this:
    http://macmost.com/creating-semi-transparent-overlays-for-imovie.html

    Jeff Barrett
    2/13/12 @ 8:04 am

    I tried this using inserting PNG objects but it kept crashing. I found another solution. Insert a title and delete the text…add a symbol or character instead of text.
    1. Insert Title
    2. Click “Show Fonts” Click left justify
    3. Click “Font Panel Actions” button (on left – looks like gear symbol)
    4. Select from a variety of arrow symbols.
    5. Use return and space bar to position the symbol where you want it.

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