How to Synchronize and Trim Audio in iMovie
If you’ve ever tried Syncing audio in iMovie, you probably know how annoying it can be.
Check out the tutorial below to learn how to get it done hassle-free:
(video source: PerfectNote’s Official Youtube Channel)
Importing the Audio
Here’s our video in iMovie. The blue audio is from the camera.
We’re going to want to get a view of all the video, so click on the zoom tool and drag it to the left until you can see everything.
To import the audio into iMovie, simply drag it over.
Wait a couple seconds for the waves to load then place it approximately in line with the camera audio.
Use the zoom tool to double check if both waves are lined up.
Trimming the Movie
To trim our movie, select where you want to trim from.
Hold SHIFT and click the audio then control/click and choose split clip.
Now just select what you want to delete, and press delete.
Now go to the end of the clip and do the same thing. Select both the movie and the audio, control/click and split clip.
The next step is to lower the volume of the camera audio. Just grab those arrows and drag it all the way down to 0%.
You can also adjust the volume of your imported audio up or down.
Double check everything is in order playing the clip and making sure the visual is synced with the audio.
Exporting the File
Now we’re going to export the video file.
Go to share and click make a file.
Notice here it gives you options: 1080p, 720p, 480.
Basically, 1080p is going to be the highest quality and 720 and 480 is going to be for DVDs.
Press next and save it somewhere on your Mac.
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