Has anyone any experience of using iMovie for editing, might go Final Cut Pro eventually - just like to do basic stuff at first. Thanks
I only ever use iMovie.
Was there a deeper question in there?
yep, I’ve used iMovie
Thanks for your quick reply, I’m very experienced at still photography (just finished a wedding photography business for over 30 yrs) but video is totally new to me as is flying the drone” (mini 3 pro with RC controller). At this stage I only want to take bits out of the footage etc. I’ve looked at Resolve – seems over complex for what I want and limited to 1080p output in the free version. iMovie seems more straightforward and outputs to 4K although I can see .mov as the only option at 4K.
Thanks I just want t do basic editing but outputting to 4K.
Yup, iMovie will be all you need at this stage then Vince
And if you’re using Apple kit, stick with the software the manufacturers made for their machines
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Hi yes I use I movie for quick edits and a Pc based editor for longer edits, both have their merits. imovie is pretty good actually.
and so much cheaper than others as it’s included with Apple .
I have played with Final Cut Pro using the fairly long trial periods but for my needs I felt I couldn’t justify the cost over what is provided free by Apple (iMovie)
I use iMovie on MacBook & iPad for basic editing. It can also do basic grading, but not that comprehensive. If you do use iMovie, then Handbrake is great for re-encoding to different formats & resolutions. There is also MovieMator which does a good job of sharpening etc.
For final editing and to have much more control over grading etc and overlaying multiple text fields, music & watermarks I use Final Cut Pro, which although isn’t overly cheap I bought very quickly for the added control over the final result
Thanks, my main requirement is basic trimming and cutting (new to this so a lot of panning too fast etc) Ideally would want to output to 4K MP4. I have a self build Win10 pc and a 13in Mac Book pro. I have a 27in Dell screen which I can connect both at the same time as it can autosense which in use.
Thank you, I’ll try iMovie first and see how I get on.
I’ll see how I get on with iMovie to begin with, thanks
When I tried iMovie on my iphone you couldn’t actually reverse a clip, which I wanted. I now use Capcut on my iphone/ipad and DaVinci Resolve on my PC. But I can also recommend the free Videoproc Vlogger.
IMovie is fine, although I use Final Cut it really isn’t a major upgrade when you are starting. Use iMovie to get the experience.
In regard to “panning too fast” - don’t forget that you can dip into the settings and slow the response to the controls right down, providing a cinematic-slow pan, rather than a dash across the screen.
Can we stick to the specific original question, please.
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OK, but all I did was to briefly address a problem that the OP raised in the discourse.