Master advanced colour editing
iMovie might look like an app for beginners but underneath the surface are pro-level tools
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How to use iMovie’s advanced image controls to get your video looking exactly how you want it.
A Mac, iMovie, and some footage. Footage captured from a DSLR will give you the greatest scope for editing. (But you might be surprised what your iPhone can do!)
At its heart it’s a fantastically easy-to-use video editor: simply drag and drop your clips into the timeline, move them around, hit share and voilà. Other common jobs, such as adding soundtracks and sound effects, are equally straightforward.
But beneath iMovie’s simple-looking interface beats the heart of a powerful video editor that can be used to make projects far beyond the scope of its pre-built themes you were so impressed with when you first used it. There are plenty of things you can do to get your iMovie projects looking professional – many of which involve knowing how best to use the camera you use to shoot. But understanding how to render colour correctly is one of the most important starting points, and iMovie has some powerful tricks up its sleeve in that regard. Here’s how to get the most from its hidden tools.