Using iMovie Video Filters

Video filters adjust the coloring and add special effects to your video clips. You can choose from a variety of filters to make your video look more cinematic or like old film. You can apply the filters to the entire video, or just a section of it. You can also create custom color filters.

Comments: 4 Responses to “Using iMovie Video Filters”

    9 years ago

    Can iMovie be used to edit YouTube videos ... ???

    I sometimes watch a 10-minute YouTube video but only find about 2-minutes of interest. Can I reduce a YouTube video from 10-minutes to 2-minutes ... ???

      9 years ago

      You can edit your own videos with iMovie. Editing a YouTube video is tricky for three reasons. First, you need to get the video. It is on YouTube, but you need to find a way to download the source video to edit it. Second, once you edit it, you have it, but is that what you want? If you want to reshape it, then you need to put it back on YouTube or somewhere else to share it. Third, and most important, the video is not yours (I assume). You can't simply take some else's video, edit it, and reshare it. That's illegal and unethical.
      Not sure what your goal is here. Say you get permission from the video creator to do it. Then you use software to grab the source video. Then you edit it. Then you upload it elsewhere. Each of those steps takes a lot of time and effort. Be easier just to make your own video if you find the subject so interesting.

    Jai Uttal
    9 years ago

    Hi Gary, I use iMovie on my iPad. Will the filters be expanded in coming iOS updates? Sounds like there are a lot more options on the computer version.

      9 years ago

      I think the two versions have the exact same filters right now.

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