In the past few hours, Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro have arrived on the iPad with the M1 chip through a monthly renewal subscription. However, for most users iMovie’s editing options are enough to make great videos to publish on the web or to share with friends and family. So let’s see how to use the app to edit videos vertically.
As it reminds us iDownloadBlog, iMovie is an extremely versatile application, if only because it is available for both iPhone and iPad and Mac, allowing users with multiple devices in the Apple ecosystem to work seamlessly on the same project on smartphones, laptops, desktops and tablets. However, iMovie is designed for 16:9 videoand not for those vertically, which are also very fashionable thanks to platforms such as TikTok, Instagram and Youtube Shorts.
The only way you have to create a vertical video in iMovie is therefore to make a 16:9 video with vertical clips surrounded by two huge black bands, to then cancel the latter and obtain a output composed only of the central section of the clips, which will have the perfect format for publication on the net. There are two main ways to achieve this result.
The first and most ingenious one is to edit your video normally in iMovie, accepting the presence of black bars during the editing phase. editing. Before exporting the video, however, that’s enough rotate all clips by 90° to “flip” them horizontally and make the black bars disappear. To do this quickly, select a clip and, while holding down Command, extend the selection to all the other clips of the video. Then click on “crop” and finally on “rotate”, and you will have obtained the desired result. Once this is done, open the video in Preview e rotate it 90° againthis time counterclockwise, to obtain a vertical file ready for publication on the web.
The second way, however, works only on Mac and is based on feature for creating App Previews. The latter are short videos designed for developers, which allow them to create clips in the format of an iPhone screen (therefore vertically) for the promotion of their applications on the App Store. Unlike “standard” videos, the App previews have no black bars: therefore, if you want to create a clip for social media, just create a new document in iMovie, taking care however to select “new app preview”, and not “new movie” or “new trailer” from the “File” drop-down menu .