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    hi, last week i want to edit video on my ipad 2, and my friend told that you can use imovie to edit video. So i downloaded the iMovie for Ipad 2, and I find it was so difficult for me to use iMovie on Ipad.
    Now I can use it well. And here i want to share my experiance to you, if you need these 3 tips.

    Tip 1: Split Up
    Selecting part of the clip you need from the browser is at best a rough guess, and youll then have to trim your footage further once its in your projects timeline. The most obvious way to do this is by selecting the clip and dragging one of the yellow handles that appear on either side of it. Unfortunately, this isnt an exact process and its all too easy to overshoot and accidentally remove the part you really wanted. Thankfully, theres a much more precise method: drag your clip left or right until the playhead is exactly where you want to cut your clip. Next, tap on the clip to select it then swipe your finger down over the playhead: your clip is cut at that exact location and you can now discard the unwanted portion.

    Tip 2: Clip Rotation
    If youre planning on shooting with your iPad 2, you may get frustrated by the fact that unlike your camera on the iPhone or iPod touch, the controls insist on being at the bottom of the screen. This means that when youre holding it in landscape, the record button is nowhere near any of your fingers. To get around this, you could hold it in portrait, hit the record button and turn it ninety degrees to shoot your scene, but this creates another problem: just like the other iOS devices, the iPad 2 uses its accelerometer to determine your shots orientation, but this takes place only as you tap on the record button. This means that if you used this method, all your shots would be recorded in the wrong orientation. Thankfully, theres a solution: add the clip to your project and move the playhead over it. Once there, place two fingers over the main preview section (top right of the interface) and do a rotate motion with them: your clip will rotate ninety degrees in the direction your fingers were moving.

    Tip 3: Jump and Zoom
    The timeline is where you build your edit. Place two fingers on it and move them away from each other to zoom into it, and bring them closer together to zoom out so you can see more of your project in one go. Most of the time however, youll want to be fairly zoomed in so you can do precision work which is where swiping left or right to get to the start or end of your film can get frustrating, especially if youre working on a long project. Theres a quick way around this though: tap and hold anywhere, on either end of the timeline. After a second, youll be moved to the start or end of your project - depending on which side of the screen your finger was on.
    And it is notable that swf files cannot be imported to iMovie directly. When find a more attractive swf video, you could convert swf to mov and import the mov video to iMovie for editing. Also you could convert swf to flv and upload these swf files to youtube.
    Last edited by queens511; 05-18-2012 at 12:00 AM.
    05-17-2012 11:21 PM