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

iMovie Time Lapse: How to Make a Time Lapse Video in iMovie

Time Lapse is a special video editing technique that lowers the speed or frequency of video or picture, making them appear in a series of quick succession over a long period of time to denote something that happens over a long period of time. This technique is used widely to capture sunrise, the flower opening, cloud flowing and more. If you are also interested in time lapse, you can consider iMovie time lapse, which is very easy to use yet effective. The following article gives you a full guide on how to make a time lapse video in iMovie.

iMovie Time Lapse

Part 1. How to make an iMovie time lapse on Mac?

Once you have shot the video and want to create a time-lapse out of it, you can follow the tutorials below to make an iMovie time lapse on Mac (Take iMovie 10 as an example).

Step 1 Open iMovie on your Mac, and import the video clip you intend to make time-lapse from in the Library. Drag the video in the timeline. (You can click the "setting bar" blow the preview window to see more frames in the timeline.)

Drag Video in Timeline

Step 2 Select the clip whose speed you want to change. Tap the clock icon on top of the preview window. Then select "Speed" > "Fast", here you can choose frame rate like "8x", "20x". Preview the time lapse video until you are satisfied.

Make Time Lapse in iMovie

Step 3 >Click the "Share" button right above, then you can choose to save the iMovie time-lapse or share it to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo directly.

Note: It is a little bit complicated to make iMovie time lapse video if you are using iMovie 9. You have to double click on the video clip in timeline, then adjust "Speed" option in the Inspector windows.

Time Lapse iMovie 09

You can check the video tutorial down below:

Part 2. How to make an iMovie time lapse on iPad/iPhone?

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

Load Video Clips

Step 2 Tap the video in the timeline, and click the clock icon on the bottom-left corner. Then you can see the speed adjustment bar.

Make iMovie Time Lapse iPhone iPad

Step 3 Change the speed, preview the video until you get a perfect iMovie time lapse. Click the "Done" button to save and share the iMovie time lapse to others!

Part 3. Best alternative video editor to make iMovie time lapse

In order to have better experience when you make time lapse video, we would also like to recommend you another iMovie time lapse alternative.

Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate For Mac

Aiseesoft Video Converter Ultimate is the most prefessional video editing program on Windows and Mac computer.

In this article, we have mainly showed you how to make time lapse on iMovie 10/09, if you have more questions about iMovie time lapse, feel free to leave your comments down below.

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May 05, 2018 08:56 / Updated by to Video Editing, iMovie