6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2012 4:01 AM by AppleMan1958
guidobur Level 1 (0 points)

How can I create moving tracks on maps to use in iMovie?

Is there a software available? Can one do this maybe with gogle earth?

Thanks for help.

Mac Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 (27,415 points)

    See this Video Tutorial Or did you mean something else? I am not totally clear what you mean by tracks.


  • guidobur Level 1 (0 points)

    I mean animated travel maps but not the ones implemented in iMovie. It would be great to do this from any point of the globe and then import these animated tracks into iMovie.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 (27,415 points)

    You can do any point to any point on the globe within iMovie as long as you stick to the provided maps. However, if you want to provide your own maps, you need another tool.


    Apple's Motion app will do this. There is a learning curve, but it is very powerful. You can save animations you create in Motion and use them in iMovie.

  • guidobur Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks very much! I might buy this Motion App if I can use it for iMovie. Final Cut Pro is too complicated for just home use.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 (27,415 points)

    Motion is not integrated with iMovie. But you can export from Motion in Apple Intermediate Codec to a QuickTime file and then import this into iMovie.


    If you had Final Cut Pro X, you could create a mapping generator that you could use in FCP just like selecting a Title or a transition. But you are right. It is a bit of a learning curve. But most iMovie users will recognize a lot of the interface. The complexity comes in with all the choices you have.

  • AppleMan1958 Level 7 (27,415 points)

    See this video tutorial on creating a road in Motion. If you get motion, budget some money for training. Mark Spencer in the video offers excellent training videos through Ripple Training.


    Go to the Pixelcorps YouTube channel and you can see several episodes of MacBreak Studio that are on Motion topics.