iMovie Import/Export
1.1 Filters to iMovie
1.2 YouTube to iMovie
1.3 Export iMovie
1.4 iMovie to iDVD
1.5 iMovie to iTunes
1.6 iMovie to DVD
1.7 iMovie to iCloud
1.8 Save iMovie Project

How to Save iMovie on Mac

How to Save iMovie

If you are a Mac user, you may feel familiar with iMovie. iMovie is the powerful video editing software for Mac and iOS device (iPhone/iPad/iPod). It is easy to browse your clips and create Hollywood-style trailers and stunning 4K-resolution movies. Even some professionals use iMovie because of its useful functions. iMovie enables you to edit videos with ease. However, it is a little bit hard for many users to save a video in iMovie. Don't worry, we will show you how to save iMovie in this post. You can keep reading to find how to save iMovie project on Mac.

How to save iMovie (finished)

iMovie provides many frequently-used output formats for you to choose from. You can save iMovie project in a format that suits you best. When you want to save a video in iMovie, you should export it to Mac. Then you can access it on Finder folder. If you exit iMovie without saving the project, the iMovie video will be lost. You can take the following guide to learn how to save iMovie.

Step 1Open iMovie on Mac, click "File" to import your project or create a new one. After you edit the video in iMovie, click on "Share" > "Export Movie". Then you will see a new pop-up window.

Export Project on iMovie

Step 2Enter your project name and choose the destination file folder. You are allowed to select the suitable video size according to your need.

How to Save iMovie Finished

Step 3Click "Export" button to save finished project in iMovie.

Within just a few seconds, the project in iMovie will be saved on Mac.

How to save iMovie (unfinished)

Sometimes, for the unfinished projects in iMovie, you also have the need to save them. In this way, you can edit the project on another Mac, or continue editing on your Mac when you have free time. Here comes the question, how to save unfinished iMovie projects on Mac? If you want to do that, you should follow the next steps.

Step 1Open iMovie on Mac, and you can see a "Project Library" part on the left side of main interface. All projects you ever edited will be displayed in this part.

Edit Project on iMovie

Step 3Locate the iMovie project you want to save. You are allowed to edit project.

Step 3Click on "Share" on the menu bar and then select "Export Movie". Then you can rename the iMovie project and choose the right place to save this unfinished iMovie video.

How to Save iMovie Unfinished

Step 4Click "Export" button to save an video in iMovie to your Mac.

Just like the first method above, you can easily get the unfinished iMovie project saved on Mac. After that, you can continue editing it when you want to.

Best alternative to iMovie for Mac/Windows

iMovie is a good video editor for Mac users. But here we still sincerely recommend the best alternative for Windows/Mac - Mac Video Converter Ultimate. Compared with iMovie, it provides more powerful video editing features. What's more, even you are the first time to use it, you can use it to edit video and adjust output effects to create a video you really like. You can free download it and have a try.

Mac Video Converter Ultimate
Mac Video Converter Ultimate

Main features:

Clip/Crop/Merge/Rotate video

Enhance video quality

Customize output video effects

Convert 2D to 3D

Download online HD and 4K UHD videos (YouTube/Vimeo/Facebook)

Support HD/4K UHD and 3D converting

In this post, we mainly talk about how to save iMovie. We show you the simply way to save an iMovie project (finished/unfinished) on Mac. Moreover, we tell you the best alternative to iMovie. Hope you can handily edit your video after reading this post.

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May 02, 2018 14:18 / Updated by to iMovie