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Education - Video Editing and Production Guide: Video Editing - Mac

How-to guide on video for senior education students.

iMovie

Extend or shorten a clip in the timeline by dragging

  1. In the timeline, skim to the beginning or end of the clip you want to extend or shorten.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Extend the clip: Drag the edge of the clip away from its center.

      To extend a clip, there must be unused portions of the clip available.

    • Shorten the clip: Drag the edge of the clip toward its center.


Add or remove frames with the clip trimmer

You can use the clip trimmer to add more frames to a clip or remove unwanted frames from a clip. You can also see how much of your clip is being used.

  1. In the timeline, select the clip you want to trim.

  2. Choose Window > Show Clip Trimmer.

    The clip trimmer appears over the timeline.

    Clip trimmer open in timeline, with clip edges shown and unused portion of clip appearing dimmed
  3. Do one of the following:

    • Extend the clip: Drag the edge of the clip away from its center.

    • Shorten the clip: Drag the edge of the clip toward its center.

    • Keep the length of the clip the same but change the start and end frames: Drag the clip from its center, and then move it left or right.

  4. Press Return to close the clip trimmer.


Split a clip

  1. In the timeline, select the clip you want to split.

  2. Position the playhead where you want to split the clip.

  3. Choose Modify > Split Clip.

Copyright and Fair Use

4.2.3 Music, Lyrics, and Music Video

"Up to 10%, but in no event more than 30 seconds, of the music and lyrics from an individual musical work (or in the aggregate of extracts from an individual work), whether the musical work is embodied in copies, or audio or audiovisual works, may be reproduced or otherwise incorporated as a part of a multimedia project created under Section 2. Any alterations to a musical work shall not change the basic melody or the fundamental character of the work."

For more information, visit the Copyright Crash Course

      Harper, Georgia K. The Copyright Crash Course. U of Texas Libraries
            and U of Texas at Austin, 2001. Web. 11 March 2014.


For more information on copyright and fair use in an academic setting, visit this SAU LibGuide on Copyright Law.

 

Create a Video: Avidemux

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Avidemux
Windows, Mac, Linux

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Designed for quick and basic video editing. Users can cut, encode, and filter video.

Video Download and Conversion

                                        

Handbrake
Open Source Video Transcoder

  

Freemake 
Video Converter. Convert online videos to MP3 or save as a video file.
Caution: do a custom download to avoid add-on toolbars.  

Audio Editor

Record and edit sound with
this free audio software

  • Audacity is available for Windows, Mac, and other operating systems.
  • Cut, copy, and mix recordings.
  • Alter the speed and ptich of an audio file.