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Can you join clips in iMovie 10.0.1?

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Mr Dobbie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 29, 2013 2:51 AM

Is it possible to join clips in iMovie 10.0.1?

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  • GeeD Level 4 Level 4 (1,585 points)
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    Dec 29, 2013 3:15 AM (in response to Mr Dobbie)

    I'm not clear exactly what you want to do.  I mean iMovie is essentially about joining short movie clips and exporting one longer movie file.  Just put the clips you want to join in the desired order on the timeline, do any editing you want and export (share) the result.

     

    Geoff.

  • n8banks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 31, 2013 8:08 AM (in response to GeeD)

    Geoff,

     

    in the older versions of iMovie, you could right click (or control click) when two adjacent clips were highlighted, and there was an option to "join clips."

     

    this was useful for cropping if you wanted to have the same crop or ken burns effect on two clips, you could connect them and apply the effect once. it's also useful for Picture in Picture if you want a series of clips to be in the same place - iMovie 10.0.1 doesn't allow me to resize multiple PIP clips at the same time, so it's very difficult to get them all to be the same size and position without merging them into a single clip.

     

    I'm sure joining clips is useful for other things two. I'm frustrated that they took out this feature, and really confused as to why...

  • GeeD Level 4 Level 4 (1,585 points)
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    Dec 31, 2013 5:07 PM (in response to n8banks)

    If you want to copy any adjustments from one clip to another or others you select the clip you want to copy from,  Edit - Copy then select the clip/s you want to have the same adjustments and go Edit - Paste Adjustments and you can select which adjustment you want to copy.  If you want two PIP s o be the same you copy from one, select the other/s and Paste Adjustmnets Cutaway Settings.

     

    Geoff.

  • GeeD Level 4 Level 4 (1,585 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 2:15 AM (in response to Mr Dobbie)

    I think its mostly a matter of getting used to the new user interface.  Its more similar to Final Cut Pro X.

     

    Geoff.

  • n8banks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 10:49 AM (in response to GeeD)

    what if you want to reconnect 2 clips that have been split, and it's not on in the undo history?

  • GeeD Level 4 Level 4 (1,585 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 10:55 AM (in response to n8banks)

    Select both clips to be joined and go  Modify - Join Clips

     

    Geoff.

  • n8banks Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 2, 2014 11:08 AM (in response to GeeD)

    Aha! That's what I was looking for. Thank you!

     

    Nate

  • Andylang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 24, 2014 11:10 AM (in response to Mr Dobbie)

    I've just updated to iMovie 10.0.1 and can't do a thing with it. I have 6 clips which I want to join. I select all 6 clips and when I go to "Modify" > "Join Clips" the choice isn't highlighted at all, so it is impossible to join my clips. Also, I can't find anywhere, where I can simply choose "Finalize" to publish my short film anywhere. It doesn't exist. My biggest mistake was to update to 10.0.1. I've wasted about 20 hours trying to join and/or finalize my short little clips, so iMovie 10.0.1 is totally useless.

  • GeeD Level 4 Level 4 (1,585 points)
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    Jan 24, 2014 11:25 AM (in response to Andylang)

    Join clips only works for clips that were originally part of the same larger clip but have been split - its really more of a 'heal' instruction.

     

    Why do you want to join your clips?  This is exacly what iMovie will do when you share (export) your movie. 

     

    There is no need to finalise your project - just share it - you can still go back to it, make changes and share again.

     

    The user interface of imovie 10 is much changed and you need to study the help information.  The web version:

     

    http://help.apple.com/imovie/mac/10.0/#

     

    has a better search capability than the one accessed from within imovie.

     

    You won't find most of the things you are familiar with in the same place as before.

     

    Geoff.

  • Andylang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 24, 2014 12:09 PM (in response to GeeD)

    Cheers Geoff,

     

    What I just managed to do is add the Movie part to my clips and then I was able to export/share. Before I did that everything was impossible.

     

    Thanks for your help, much appreciated :-)

     

    Andy.

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