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

How to Reverse/Rewind Video Clips in iMovie

Reverse effect has been widely used around filmmaking, which gives a more artistic or comical tone to the movie. However, the technique isn't limited to professionals. For amateur video makers, you can easily apply reverse or rewind effect using iMovie. Then, how to reverse a video clip in iMovie? The following article will give you a full instruction. Since iMovie works on more than one platform, you'll learn how to reverse videos in iMovie on Mac, iPad and iPhone.

Reverse Videos in iMovie

Reverse Videos in iMovie

Part 1. How to Reverse Videos in iMovie on Mac

Here we will take iMovie 10 as an example to show you how to reverse videos in iMovie. Be noted that for different iMovie versions, the steps might be slightly different.

Step 1 Open your iMovie and load the video you want to edit the project, drop the video clip in the timeline and select it.

Load Video in Timeline

Step 2 Click the Clock (Speedometer) tab above the viewer, then you'll see the Reverse option under the tab. Select the Reverse checkbox, a reverse-play icon appears on the clip in the timeline.

Reverse Video in iMovie

Now you can play a video clip backwards in iMovie. Reversing a clip does not affect its duration, if you want to change the speed of the reversed clip, you can also speed up or slow down the video as you like.

You can check the video tutorial down below:

Part 2. How to Reverse Videos in iMovie on iPad/iPhone

Sadly, iMovie doesn't offer you reverse feature to help you play a video backwards. Therefore, you probably need a third-party app to help you. Here we suggest you a popular app called Reverse Cam. It is the quickest and easiest tool to reverse videos on iPhone/iPad.

Step 1 Free Download and open the reverse app on your iPhone/iPad.

Step 2 You can choose to record a video or reverse from library. Here we choose one video from the library, and you'll also be asked to choose playback speed.

Step 3 Wait until the reversing process is finished, then you can get the reversed video on iPhone/iPad.

Reverse Video iPhone iPad

After you get the video, you can import the video to iMovie along with the original one to make a rewind effect.

Part 3. Best iMovie Alternative Video Dditor to Reverse Video

While the iMovie software is a highly effective Video Editing Tool for Mac, the interface can be a little confusing to try the reverse effect on a video for the first time. Meanwhile, it doesn't work for Windows users. Under such case, we would like to recommend you a better video editor that helps you to achieve the video reverse effect.

Video Converter Ultimate For Mac

Video Converter Ultimate
  • Convert video to MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV, MP3, FLAC, and other video/audio formats for editing in iMovie.
  • Support 1080p HD/4K UHD video conversion for iMovie editing.
  • With powerful editing features, you can rotate/clip/merge/crop video, adjust video effects.
  • Enhance video quality and add more video/audio effects.
  • Add images or text watermark to video clips and change color, font and size of the text.

In this article, we have mainly showed you how to reverse videos in iMovie on Mac/iPhone/iPad. Still have more questions to play backward videos? Feel free to leave your comments down below.

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May 24, 2019 11:55 / Updated by to Video Editing