Using iMovie Markers

Markers are a simple tool in iMovie that allow you to create points in your video where the playback head and other elements will snap. You can use them to mark places to add things later, or to let you easily line up overlays, titles or other elements. You can add markers while the video is playing in the preview pane. They are similar to beat markers in previous versions of iMovie.

Comments: 10 Responses to “Using iMovie Markers”

    Tripp Frohlichstein
    6 years ago

    I need chapter markers. They have eliminated them. Any workarounds in iMovie?

      6 years ago

      What do you need them for, specifically?

        Richard
        6 years ago

        Chapter makers for those that have iDVD still?

          6 years ago

          iDVD is long dead, so you can’t expect Apple to support it in the new iMovie. But there are third-party DVD creators if you still need to create DVDs for some reason. I’m sure many of those support adding chapter markers.

          Linda Taylor
          6 years ago

          I couldn’t get the chapter markers I created in iMovie ’09 to work in iDVD ’09 and I’m surprised you want them in this new OS X. You can create chapters in iDVD though, if you still want to use it. I know creating DVDs is becoming outdated to some, but many of us still support the older generation that needs, or prefers, to use DVDs. I applaud your dedication!

    Susan Rosner
    6 years ago

    Do Markers work on the iPhone or iPad iMovie apps? Great video – you are a wonderful instructor.

      6 years ago

      No, I’m pretty sure they are just in the Mac version.

    Dean Mattson
    5 years ago

    Good video. I’d gotten used to using beat markers with the previous movie of iMovie and had stopped making slideshows when the new version dropped that feature. This video showed me a way to work around that. Still I hope they add back the old way at some point – it’s so much easier.

    Anand
    5 years ago

    Can I use markers to delete a section of video? I basically added markers to delete portion of video I don’t want but not sure if I can do this in imovie. Please help.
    -Andy

      5 years ago

      You don’t need markers for that. Just place the playback head at the start of the section, us the Split function, then place it at the end, use the Split function again. Then select and delete the middle section you just created.

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