How do you add text/themes in iMovie for Iphone?

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  1. Khurram macrumors 6502

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    I'm having a really hard timing figuring out how to do things in iMovie.

    I can add clips but when I select the theme it's not applied to the movie. Also there are no options for adding text.

    Has anyone figured it out?
    Thanks
     
  2. mcarthon macrumors regular

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  3. JayDude132 macrumors 6502

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    Tap on the video clip and then add the theme by tapping the little sprocket before your video clip. Then, when you have your theme up, double tap on the clip and then it will bring up your editing options. And when your theme is applied, you can tap inside the "text boxes" in your video and it will bring up the text editor. It takes a little playing around with to get used to. Personally, i dont think it was worth 4.99 though... :rolleyes:

    Here is a sample video of what i did on youtube...

    Video Clip Using iMovie (720p)

    Hope that helps!

    -Jason
     
  4. Khurram thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. Hawklight macrumors member

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    From what I have figure out you have to start the theme with a video. Then just double tap on the video in the timeline and a menu will open up.
     
  6. nospeed411 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow...i was watching that video thinking I know where that is ....then saw the street sign at the end...... I was on the same road a few hours ago. Nice to see another local on here:D
     
  7. JayDude132 macrumors 6502

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    hahaha yeah at the start of that drive is where my development turns onto hoernerstown rd. Small world... You're from Harrisburg/Hershey area?
     
  8. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    It took me a while to figure out also. While the app is cool and good for people who have never edited a movie it is way too limited...you are limited to the titles that are in the theme, you can't move the text around. There is only a cross dissolve transition, and from what I can tell you can't add titles to a photo that you added to your project. Hopefully they will add some more stuff in an update, but with the whole reception issue I'm not expecting much.
     
  9. nospeed411 macrumors 6502a

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    Actually from over on the west shore...we where just out driving for something to do after work.
     
  10. bina12834 macrumors regular

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    yea it also took me a while (and some web browsing) to figure out that if you start a movie with a pic, the theme doesnt get added in. you have to start off with a video clip in order to take full advantage of the themes. I wanted to make a nice slideshow from some pictures i had on my iphone, but i guess i cant. hopefully an update will fix that.
     

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