You can send an iMovie project from iMovie to GarageBand. When you send an iMovie
project, GarageBand opens and a new project is created that contains the iMovie
project. If GarageBand is already open, the current project closes before the new
project is created.
To send an iMovie project from iMovie to GarageBand:
- In iMovie, choose Share > GarageBand.
Importing a Video File From the Media Browser:
You can import an iMovie project or other video file from the Media Browser. The
Media Browser lets you quickly locate iMovie projects and other video files in your
computer’s Movies folder, as well as other media files.
You can search for files by name, and preview video files before you add them to your GarageBand project.
To open the Media Browser, do one of the following:
- Choose Control > Show Media Browser.
- Click the Media Browser button (next to the Track Info button).
you can navigate to the media files you want to use, and a media list showing the
media files in the current location. You can preview movies in the Media Browser to
find the one you want to work with in GarageBand. Once you find the movie you want
to work with, you drag it to the timeline to import it into the project.
To find video files using the Media Browser:
1. Click the Movies button.
2. Navigate to the folder containing the movie you want to use.
3. Optionally, you can also search for movies by name by typing in the search field.
To preview a video file in the Media Browser, do one of the following:
- Select the file in the media list, then click the Play button at the bottom of the Media Browser.
- Double-click the file in the media list.
To stop preview playback, do one of the following:
- Click the Play button at the bottom of the Media Browser.
- Select another video file.
- Drag the video file from the Media Browser to the timeline.
You can’t change the position of the video in a project.
Note: A project can contain only one video file. If you import a video file into a project
that already contains one, a dialog appears asking if you want to replace the existing
video with the new one.
The Media Browser shows the movies in your Movies folder. You can add other folders
to the Media Browser so you can add media files in the folders to your projects.
To add a folder to the Media Browser:
- Drag the folder from the Finder to the middle area of the Media Browser.
Viewing the Video:
When you import a video file into a project, the video track appears at the top of the
timeline, showing still frames from the video file. The Track Info pane appears in place
of the Media Browser, with a video preview at the top where you can view the video as
you play the project.
To show the video track and video preview:
- Choose Track > Show Video Track.
- Choose Track > Hide Video Track.
Working With the Video’s Audio Track:
If the video contains an audio track, a new Real Instrument track named Video Sound is
created below the video track for the video’s audio. You can edit the Video Sound track
exactly like any Real Instrument track: You can mute or solo it, adjust the volume level
and pan position, and add effects.
Note: If you mute the Video Sound track, the video’s audio will not be included when
you send the movie to iDVD or iWeb or when you export as a QuickTime movie.
Adding and Editing Markers:
You can add markers to a project, and then add URLs and chapter titles to markers.
Markers make it easy to navigate to different parts of the finished movie, and let you
add links to webpages. You can add and edit markers in the editor.
To show marker information in the editor:
- Select the video track, then choose Control > Show Editor or click the Editor button.
showing the start time, still video frame, and chapter title for each marker.
To add a marker:
1. Move the playhead to the place where you want to add the marker.
2. Click the Add Marker button at the bottom of the editor.
In the editor, the time position where you added the marker appears in the Time
column, and the frame of the video at that position appears in the Still Frame column.
Adding a URL to a Marker:
You can add a URL to a marker and give the URL a title. When you play the movie in
iTunes, iDVD, or QuickTime Player, the URL appears until the start point of the next
marker. When a user clicks the URL, their web browser opens to the webpage for the
To add a URL to a marker:
1. In the editor, click the placeholder text in the URL column of the marker’s row, then
type the URL.
The Displays URL checkbox is selected for the marker.
2. In the editor, click the placeholder text in the URL Title column of the marker’s row,
then type the title.
When you add a URL title, the title appears in place of the actual URL when you play
the movie, but clicking the title opens your web browser to the webpage for the URL.
Adding a Chapter Title:
You can add a chapter title to a marker, making it a chapter marker. When you play the
movie in iTunes, iDVD, or QuickTime Player, you can move back and forth between
To add a chapter title to a marker:
- In the editor, select the placeholder text in the Chapter Title column of the marker’srow, then type a new title.
the Marks a Chapter checkbox is selected.
Sending a Movie to iDVD:
You can send the project containing both video and audio to iDVD so you can burn it
to a DVD disc. Viewers watching the DVD can use the chapter markers in the project to
move to different parts of the movie. URLs and URL titles will not appear in the movie
To send a movie to iDVD:
- Choose Share > Send Movie to iDVD.
project. In most cases, you’ll want to make these changes in iDVD.
Sending a Video Podcast to iWeb:
You can send a project containing a video to iWeb as a video podcast, and publish it on
the Internet. When subscribers view the video podcast, they can click a URL to have a
relevant webpage appear in their web browser, and move back and forth between
Exporting a Project as a QuickTime Movie:
You can export a project containing a video as a QuickTime movie (.mov). When
you export a project as a movie, the exported movie includes both the video and
the soundtrack you created in GarageBand. The video’s audio is also included unless
the Video Sound track is muted when you export the movie.
To export a project as a QuickTime movie:
- Choose Share > Export as QuickTime Movie.
compression settings compress both the video and audio in the exported movie.
You can change the compression settings to suit how you want to use the exported
movie. Compression settings are stored as part of the GarageBand project until you
change them while the project is open.
To choose the video compression settings:
1. Choose GarageBand > Preferences, then click Export.
2. In the Export pane, choose the settings you want to use from the Movie Settings