Imovie HD frames

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by fishbulb, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. fishbulb macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2007
    Hello fellow Apple lovers,
    I have a question about apple's imovie software. I have a movie that I need to drastically speed up. It is a 35 minute movie (mpg) and I need to be about 1 minute long. I want to simply speed it up, kind of like time lapse photography. Obviously adjusting the frame rate alone will probably not achieve this because I won't be able to get a frame rate fast enough. What I would like to do is to just remove every other frame or every 2, 3, ect frame. Can this be done easily with Imovie. I don't want to display the thousands of frames and do manually.
    Thanks guys. Any leads will be greatly appreciated.
    FB :)
  2. dejo Moderator


    Staff Member

    Sep 2, 2004
    The Centennial State
    iMovie does have a Video FX feature called "Fast/Slow/Reverse". I believe this should give you what you want. You may need to apply the effect multiple times in order to achieve the 1 minute length you desire.

    EDIT: Seems you can only apply the effect once to the clip. You may need to find some way to export the sped-up clip, re-import it, and then apply the effect to this new clip.
  3. fishbulb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 2, 2007
    Thanks a lot for the reply. Unfortunetly I don't know how the speed up feature is actually working in Imovie. So if it just increases the frame rate, I assume it will have a definite cap on how fast it can go. I'm trying the feature now but boy it's taking a long time to work with such a large file. It would still be nice to find a way to remove every Xth frame.
    thanks again,

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