iMovie Edit
1.1 How to Add Subtitles in iMovie
1.2 Add Music in iMovie
1.3 iMovie Effect
1.4 iMovie Green Screen
1.5 iMovie Trailers
1.6 iMovie Picture in Picture
1.7 iMovie Slow Motion
1.8 How to Rotate Video in iMovie
1.9 iMovie Split Screen
1.10 How to Add Transitions in iMovie
1.11 iMovie Time Lapse
1.12 iMovie Stop Motion
1.13 iMovie Split Clip
1.14 How to Crop Videos on iMovie
1.15 How to Do a Voiceover on iMovie
1.16 iMovie Aspect Ratio
1.17 How to Fast Forward in iMovie
1.18 Zoom in/out on iMovie
1.19 iMovie Stabilization
1.20 iMovie Fade Audio
1.21 How to Reverse Video in iMovie
1.22 How to Join Clips in iMovie
1.23 Trim Auido in iMovie

[2018 Guide] How to Join/Combine Video Clips in iMovie

"How to join split clips back in iMovie? After I split clip, now I have two parts of one clip. However my split was very useful, now I prefer to join the clips back, but my option to join clips is grayed out. Why?" – Ask Different

iMovie is a non-linear video editing system, even though it is a scaled down version of this for easy consumer use. In the new version of iMovie, you can easily import video into program and do basic video editing, including joining or merging video clips together. But how to join clips in iMovie? If you are confused about this function, or run into issue like above, you can read this article. We'll give you a step-by-step tutorial to help you join/merge/combine video clips in iMovie for Mac/iPad/iPhone.

How to Join Clips in iMovie

Join Clips in iMovie

Part 1. How to join clips in iMovie on Mac?

Now take iMovie 10 as an example, I'll show you how to join or combine the split video clips in iMovie for Mac.

Step 1 Open up iMovie and begin a new project, import the video clip you want to join together in the event browser.

Load Video Clip

Step 2 Drag the video clips in timeline, you can split and edit the clips before joining them together.

Split Edit Clip

Step 3 Hold down shift and click on the two or more clips you want to join together, make sure all of them are highlighted.

Step 4 Click "Modify" > "Join Clips", then you'll see the clips are merged as one clip.

Join Clips

Part 2. How to join clips in iMovie on iPhone/iPad?

iMovie for iOS doesn't offer you a "Join" feature to combine video clips directly, but you can still join video clips or photos following the steps below.

Step 1 Open iMovie on your iPad/iPhone. Click the "Projects" tab on top, and then "Create Project" to load the video.

Load Video Clip in iMovie

Step 2 To add another clip, click the plus button and then add the clip to your movie project. (You can also trim the clip before you add it by tapping the clip and drag the yellow trim handles to select just the portion of the clip you want to add.)

Step 3 In order to join clips together, make sure that they are arranged in the order you want. No need to find "join" button, you can simply click "Done" to export the whole clip to combine all clips into one.

Join Clips in iMovie

Note: Apart from the basic way to join two video clips, you could also combine video clips side by side, or picture in picture.

Part 3. Best iMovie alternative to join video clips

If you find iMovie not letting you join clips, or just don't feel like it, you can always find better ways to join video clips. Video Converter Ultimate can act as a very reliable video joiner, which enables you join different types of video clips into a new file seamlessly. It also provides you many effective video editing tools.

Video Converter Ultimate For Mac

In this article, we have main taught you how to join video clips in iMovie. Still have more questions to join/merge/combine videos together? Feel free to leave your comments down below.

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February 09, 2018 11:30 / Updated by to Editor