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Video Editing for Beginners (Using Mac!)

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Complete video editing tutorial for non-editors on Mac! Learn video editing for beginners, and a ton of video editing tips to save time. (Check below for the Windows video!) *** ► FREE GUIDE: The ULTIMATE Video Editing Process: https://primalvideo.com/the-primal-video-method/ -- LINKS -- 📘 Download the Free PDF Guide 📘 ➡️ The ULTIMATE Video Editing Process: https://primalvideo.com/the-primal-video-method/ Recommended Software for Starting Out: ► iMovie: https://primalvideo.com/go/imovie-mac ► ScreenFlow: https://primalvideo.com/go/screenflow Software we're using on Mac: ► Adobe Premiere Pro: https://primalvideo.com/go/premiere ► Final Cut Pro: https://primalvideo.com/go/finalcutpro Looking to take it to the next level and wondering what software to use next? ▶️ Check out this video on the Best Video Editing Software for Mac: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s0hht9Alpw Using Windows? Check out the Windows version of this Tutorial! ► VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wpFSpNbDW0 *** GEAR WE USE *** https://primalvideo.com/gear 🚀 Join the Primal Video Accelerator waitlist: https://primalvideo.com/pvaccelerator 🚀 Learn how to build an audience, generate new leads on autopilot and SCALE your business with video step-by-step in our fast-track Primal Video Accelerator program! -- ~ Learn the ULTIMATE Process for Editing Videos Faster (FREE DOWNLOAD): https://primalvideo.com/the-primal-video-method/ ~ Subscribe to Primal Video weekly updates: http://primalvideo.com/subscribe -- Video Editing for Beginners (Using Mac!) -- Video editing can be one of the most daunting aspects in the video creation process, so it’s no surprise it tends to appear number 1 on the list of things people DON’T enjoy doing when we ask for areas the Primal Video Community would like help with... The good news is, you can SIGNIFICANTLY reduce the time spent in your video editing software with just some simple tweaks to your process, and an understanding of the key fundamentals of editing a video. And the even better news? You’re going to get ALL of that in this video! Whether you’re just starting out and looking for the best video editing software on Mac to start out with, you’ve been at it for a while and looking for video editing tips to speed up video editing for YouTube, or starting out and looking for a complete guide to video editing for beginners, we’ve got you covered 😎 ********** GEAR WE USE: http://primalvideo.com/gear Check out all the gear we use and recommend at Primal Video! ********** --- Related Content --- - Best DSLR Settings for Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jxon0OuVE0o - How to Make a Video Intro for YouTube (Full Tutorial!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbF-GI558q8 - Video Background Music: Best Royalty Free Music Sites! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KBH4nUOrAE - How to Find Music for Videos (Choosing the RIGHT Music!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6orBjkeJHX4 DISCLOSURE: We often review or link to products & services we regularly use and think you might find helpful. To support the channel, we use referral links wherever possible, which means if you click one of the links in this video or description and make a purchase we may receive a small commission or other compensation. We're big fans of Amazon, and many of our links to products/gear are links to those products on Amazon. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and related sites.
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Mark Darfler (11 months ago)
I've got to say I really like the content you're producing and it's helped me tremendously on figuring all this stuff out. Doesn't hurt to see the surf shot in the background either.
yep, Teahupoo for sure!
Mark Darfler (11 months ago)
oh I misread your reply. I thought you meant the photo was captured by him. Did I get to spot right?
The surfer is Mark Visser 👍
Mark Darfler (11 months ago)
Looks like macking day at Teahupo'o...maybe Owen Wright (surfer)...
Thanks Mark! Yeah they're great surf shots of a good friend of mine, Mark Visser 😉
Lia Abreu (2 days ago)
What if im poor and can't afford a mac :,v
Lia Abreu (2 days ago)
Justin Brown - Primal Video Omg you writed me 😱😱😱😱 omf i didnt expect thatttt!!!!😵😵 Dont worry my comment wasnt a hate comment lol it was just for funn 😅✨✨❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Try editing on your phone 🤷‍♂️
Hayley’s Habitat (3 days ago)
This video was very helpful! I will definitely be coming back to your channel! Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
No problem Hayley!
kingshadow30 (3 days ago)
I've learn so much more about Imovie
So awesome to hear it! 😀
Fariq MB (4 days ago)
Is basic iMac 4k, i5, 8g ram, 1tb fusion drive good enough for me to video edit with iMac? I’m currently using iPhone XR 258gb.
It should be able to get the job done 👍
MegaMcSara (5 days ago)
Absolutely brilliant video, thank you so much!
Glad you liked it!
Old Bloke (6 days ago)
Great tutorial that's helped me a lot. I just couldn't get the hang of iMovie, but now I can follow this I think I'll manage it. Thanks.
So awesome to hear it! 😀
Gero Benjamin Ploetz (9 days ago)
do you have to pay for iTunes?
nika tsiskaridze (14 days ago)
Ethereal Flower (16 days ago)
Does anyone know if this is possible with a 2010 MacBook ?
Xiaotic (15 days ago)
not possible too old
Your video content really helps me as a beginner. I will definitely save this video of yours in case I forget something when I start editing my very first vlog video. I do have a question for you though, where do you get your audio? I see that you imported your own audio that goes along with your video. I would like some ideas because I like having a freedom of picking and choosing my own background music/audio. Keep up the good work and thank you once again.
So awesome to hear it, thanks! We typically get music from Artlist or Epidemic sound
Wayne Edward Munar (19 days ago)
You’ve earned yourself a subscriber, Justin! This video is exactly what I’ve been looking for. If ever you’ll need a kidney, I have two 😁😉
No problem Wayne! Thanks!
Wayne Edward Munar (19 days ago)
Justin I’m curious — would a Magic Mouse make navigating easier than the trackpad?
A mouse can make it easier to edit but it's up to your preference.
Bryan Moreno (22 days ago)
Can someone explain how to add the files to your computer so you can import them?
Waitingodot (27 days ago)
this was perfectly clear :)
Thanks kloe tatar! 😀
Pi. elcanela (28 days ago)
I think you couldn’t be more perfect 👌🏾 THANKS for this video 🙏🏾 🥰
Glad you liked it! 🙏
VULSx3 (29 days ago)
2 1/2min till you start the vid 👎🏼
Rupa Patil (1 month ago)
Namaste Justin!  A great teacher inspires you to be the best version of yourselves. And though this is the FIRST time I've come across your videos; I can say this is true about you. For last many years I was avoiding learning to "edit videos" and as a result I was avoiding the powerful video marketing & trainings. But today, THANKS TO YOU, within 2 hours I not only learnt how to edit video on my Mac, but also actually implemented what I learnt from you & voila! Published my first 'edited video' as well :) http://bit.ly/ruu1s I'm so grateful for souls like you who are out there adding amazing value to their followers. God Bless You, Justin! Power to you! ~Rupa Patil Bangalore, India
This means a lot Rupa. Namaste! 🙏And congratulations on taking the first step and editing your first video!
suriya aryan (1 month ago)
Amazing tutorial 🔥❤️
Thanks suriya aryan! 😀
Alena Loiselle (1 month ago)
You are SO helpful, thank you.
So awesome to hear it! 😀
FAT MONKAY (1 month ago)
just need a mouse highlighter and this would of been a great video
Vaghela Rajputana (1 month ago)
So helpful brother loved it
No problem! Glad it helped!
CaffeineMan (1 month ago)
Great information. Thanks!
No problem!
GO SURF (1 month ago)
Great Video Thanks Justin.. Taught me iMove basics for some content in a 30 min whilst creating it :-)
That's awesome! Thanks 👍
James Evangelos (1 month ago)
Hi Justin. Thanks so much for highlighting the basics. Great tips. Relevant tutorial.
Thanks James! 😀
Maline Adams (1 month ago)
very informative, thank u very much
No problem!
Sophie Nash (1 month ago)
This video is so helpful! Thank you! 👍🏻
So awesome to hear it Sophie! 😀
Elvis Gonzalez (1 month ago)
Thank you. I appreciate the video
No problem Elvis!
MonCATs Beauty (1 month ago)
Thank you so much for this video!! Gained so many shortcuts I could've used beforee
Awesome!! Glad to hear 😄
JP Moore (1 month ago)
Great video! Thank you so much!
No problem JP!
Abinash Mohanty (1 month ago)
@justin Thanks for making this tutorial on iMovie. It's really crisp. 👌🏻
No problem Abinash! Hope it helped!
BASH Saleem (1 month ago)
Thank you for the video it was really good
No problem!
Which MacBook did you use?
We now use the 2018 Macbook pro 😊
Blessed Bayers (1 month ago)
If I record video on my phone that has a decent camera but it's Android and I have an apple Mac.. how hard will that be to upload from my phone??? Or.. should I get a different computer? Or... Get an apple phone? I have a decent camera but am a mother of 8 so I want ease of use! Any advice is appreciated! Thanks in advance to anyone who replies!
Lion King (1 month ago)
You saved me - thank you Justin!
Haha thanks for watching!
Social Climber Pro (1 month ago)
I edit in iMovie and I am struggling with how to nudge my video over after splitting the clip to accommodate the end card template, any advice?
tomstorm (1 month ago)
The the one you tuber who brings out the things I need so thanks I feel like your is missing 2 million subs
Thanks Tomstorm! Means a lot 😃
Arham Shah (1 month ago)
well explained THANK YOU :)
No problem! 👍
HiVizVibes (1 month ago)
Loving your work , a valuable and relevant rescourse . Viewing your content daily as I begin my YouTube Journey . Cheers !
So awesome to hear it! 😀Thanks!
Think+ (2 months ago)
Thank you so much! This tutorial helps me alot for a beginner :) x
Sooo great to hear!
Yindee GamerX (2 months ago)
*sniffs* wow
Yindee GamerX (2 months ago)
*sniffs* wow
Paige Robinson (2 months ago)
What type of mac do you use & the amount of ram?
Previously was a 2014 Macbook Pro with 16gb ram, now I have a 2018 model with 32gb ram.
ya but how do u make VIDS!
Kwhite Winter (2 months ago)
Thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!
You're welcome!
3 Boludos (2 months ago)
very good video
Thanks mate
Brett Knowles (2 months ago)
Thanks Justin, Great tutorial.
Thanks Brett!
It's Ary (2 months ago)
This really helped. Any small youtubers would like to grow together?
lifejam (2 months ago)
This tutorial is very helpful!! Thanks mate. The instructions are very easy to follow.
Great to hear! Thanks lifejam 😀
Kelsey D (2 months ago)
Is there a way to add music for only pictures... Example: on Windows movie maker I can add a picture and put a video after it. Say I add more pictures after. If I want to add music only to the pictures I can. I start the music at 0:00 say music ends at 43 seconds because the picture When I go to the next picture I can start it at 44 seconds... My thing is can that happen with iMovie?
Momof3 (2 months ago)
I Just started a youtube channel and got my very first MacBook Air. I have been editing with iMovie using my iPhone and iPad. I just tried to do some editing on the MacBook. I am confused. Hoping you can unconfuse me
I hope you are now unconfused! Good luck with the editing!
SK TRAVELLERS (2 months ago)
your this video very help full
Glad to hear! Thanks for watching
Jakob Eriksen (2 months ago)
I LIKE YOU!!! haha :D this is great. Much appreciated
Jakob Eriksen (2 months ago)
+ A tip from my experience recording music: Check your gain volume on your microphone as it tends to distort, due to the signal being too hot. I hear it a lot on youtube videos no matter how good the content is, which is a shame. Maybe a better mic would be good too. Hope you can use it. Cheers
Darrell Evans (2 months ago)
Just starting on Mac and this was extremely helpful. Thanks. Will definitely watch more of your videos.
Thanks Darrell Evans! 😀
KatieGamer 101 (2 months ago)
I just don't edit XD
Sarah Braxton (2 months ago)
Wow ! Such a great tutorial!! Thank you !
Awesome to hear it's helpful. Thanks for watching!
KempRox (2 months ago)
My IMovie is broken whenever I scroll through the video the playback goes black and whenever I hit play it crashes
Star Ninja (2 months ago)
$299.99 WHAT!
James Social Cycling (2 months ago)
Thanks Justin, been using the Mobile and Mac is a little more complicated so this will help me loads.
Elisabeth Eckerstrom (2 months ago)
I usually edit on my phone and use two apps which are iMovie and Font
All of the Cartilage (2 months ago)
Thanks so much for this - it's the best "Getting Started" guide for iMovie I've found.
Aww thanks for that great feedback!
Mohnish Doultani (2 months ago)
Bro I saw you when you were at 10k subs! And today I watch this video and woahh! 212k!
Thanks for staying with us!
Started from the bottom now we're here! 😂
Saul Alvarez (2 months ago)
great tutorial. it answered lots of quetions i was struggling with today. thanks much!
So awesome to hear! 😀
Lauren Vermeiren (2 months ago)
This is literally so helpful
No problem Lauren Vermeiren!
awesome vid! thanks very much!
No problem
Gary Chrome (2 months ago)
It's the nice guy
haha thanks!
VolcanicWolf (2 months ago)
My iMovie keeps crashing when I open it. Do you know how to fix it?
martysgarden (3 months ago)
Hi Justin, just moved to a Mac, love learning more about video editing and getting the story line right within the edits. My number 1 tip for editing is, just stuck in practice, make vids and working on improving work flow. Do it and you will learn in time! I still have a lot to learn. Thanks Justin Marty Ware (Australia)
Thanks Marty! totally agree, as with anything to truely master it you actually need to do it ;)
Path logos (3 months ago)
Thanks a lot! Video really helped.
Youdontknowme 101 (3 months ago)
i plugd my ipad into my mac and the clips wont come up on my mac
Phili S (3 months ago)
Awesome video, thanks alot Justin.
Thanks Phili!
Russell Howe (3 months ago)
Many thanks, you have successfully got me started video editing with my new MacBook Pro. It’s very satisfying for someone who is a bit of an ITard lol:-)
hahaha awesome this video helped you
Mazen Zaouk (3 months ago)
Justin pls I don’t know how to edit
Watching a ton of video here may be a good start? LOL
Dinče (3 months ago)
jebo sebi mate
Jake Maynard (3 months ago)
Could anyone help me in the situation I'm in? I'm not able to upload my hero 7 black videos in iMovie or GoPro Quik. iMovie is saying IT CANT OPEN FILES IN "MPEG-4 MOVIE" FORMAT. All I'm able to see are the pictures I've taken. The videos are black when I upload them, and can only hear the audio. I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) it has the latest update (MacOS High Sierra). Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
E. B. (3 months ago)
I'm so grateful - thank you! For a self-confessed luddite and an overall old fart that's invariably disoriented in this digital world, you made this tutorial so easy and enjoyable. I'm half proud of myself having just edited my very fist video with the your guidance! Much appreciated!
So awesome! Congratulations on your first video!
Tanessa johnson (3 months ago)
This was so helpful thank you so much!
My pleasure!
Cool Video (3 months ago)
Dose the book of editing is free
Cool Video (3 months ago)
Justin Brown - Primal Video I love watching you video
Waking the Son Ministry (3 months ago)
best tip would be.... pay someone else to do it ;-)
Bismark Yeboah (3 months ago)
My pleasure!
Beverley Moran (3 months ago)
hi I'm just wondering if you made a mistake and don't want the music you have chosen how do you delete it you can't just press delete like the videos or photos but the songs actually save on I movie itself how do you get rid of it
ItzFluffyPlayz (3 months ago)
Justin i don't know how to make a vid on the mac help! and if i make a vid on the mac you hear all those sounds pls help
Divakar Ghodake (3 months ago)
thank you for this information
No worries!
Lovos TV (3 months ago)
getting ready to upload my first video, so i just want to say thank for this video it really helps !!!! keep it up Justin!!!!
Awesome! Good luck and keep us posted! :)
Alex Lovos (3 months ago)
thank you so much justin this really helped me!!!
Aww, anytime Alex! Glad to know this helped. :)
Luke Sowerby (3 months ago)
Thank you for this video Justin, you have inspired me to make my own YouTube channel like yours. If you have time could you have a look at it and give me some tips. I would appreciate it if you could also subscribe and like my videos
Thanks Luke, all the best with your channel
Anime Lord (3 months ago)
For some reason I cannot use iMovie
D.C. Studios (3 months ago)
If you are using IOS definitely use videorama it’s very very easy to use and I make all of my videos on there
Fabio Ricaldoni (3 months ago)
thank you so much for this video really helpfull
Awesome - thanks for watching!
TechRIP (3 months ago)
I’m just starting YouTube this helped me so much
Deanna Sellars (3 months ago)
Thank you for this video!! I have watched so many videos on how to start using iMovie but none have been as helpful as this one.
Oh wow!! Thanks Deanna!
Luke Graphs 13 (3 months ago)
Using imovie, can i upload to youtube?
Bcharns (3 months ago)
Great video, Thank You!
You're welcome 😊
kyleDlegend YT (3 months ago)
how do I get the video to my saved files
Niamh Hogan (3 months ago)
How do u make a video
Edel Act (3 months ago)
Thanks Justin for this easy guide. I made my first imovie and I like it!!!
Congratulations Edel!
Reda رضا (4 months ago)
Good video ! 😉 https://jvz7.com/c/1191499/95609
Jazzy Salinas (4 months ago)
Coffee makes editing a lot easier
Yes 💯!
GamingWorlds (4 months ago)
Any other small you tubers out there?? I definitely am lol 😂 Let’s support each other 😃 Sub for a sub??
The Perfect Cast Podcast (4 months ago)
thanks for this !!
No problem!

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