How to Upload iMovie to Youtube – Step by Step Guide

How to Upload iMovie to Youtube
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Last Updated on June 26, 2020 by

iMovie is a very popular video editing software developed by Apple Inc. This app was first released on October 5, 1999. With this app, you can add music, sound effects, and voiceover narration to your iMovie project on iPhone and other Apple devices. You can add built-in soundtrack music, sound effects, songs, custom songs, voiceover narration, and record, to an iMovie project. Some of the key features of iMovie are:

  • Automated video editing
  • Audio & music editing
  • HD & 4K video support
  • Video color settings and Stabilization
  • Crop & rotate video clip
  • Video effects & transitions
  • Video speed change (speed up/slow down)
  • Clip browser and Timeline
  • Photo & music import
  • Pre-built themes & backdrops
  • Real-time titling
  • Open multiple projects simultaneously

If you are using iMovie and want to upload videos from iMovie to Youtube then read this article. In this article, I have discussed all the details about iMovie and how you can add videos to your Youtube channel from iMovie. Let’s check them out!

How to Upload a Video from iMovie to Youtube

The uploading process of a video from iMovie to Youtube is very simple and easy. It’s a step by step process so if you maintain the video uploading sequence then you can easily upload high-quality videos from iMovie to Youtube. Now follow these steps!

Step 1: Pre-requirements

  • First, transfer the video files from your camera to the computer
  • Create a YouTube channel if you don’t have one
  • Install the iMovie app on your Mac computer

Step 2: Import the Raw Video into the iMovie App

  • First, open the iMovie application on your computer
  • From the available options click on the“Create New Project”
  • Now give a title to your project
  • Then from the video format option select DV Widescreen
  • After that click on the Create button
  • Now open the folder that contains the raw video using a Finder window
  • Drag the video fileinto one of the gray tiles on the right side of the iMovie interface

Step 3: Create .MOV Output File

  • Click on the editing option on the bottom right of the iMovie window
  • Then, click on the Titles box on the top right of the iMovie interface
  • From the dialog box choose a title for your file
  • Now type the title into the text box
  • Then, click on the “Add Located” below the text box

Step 4: Sequencing the Raw Videos

  • Now from the bottom left corner of the iMovie interface click on the clips button
  • Then drag clips into the timeline box
  • You can put clips into the timeline boxin any desired order

Step 5: Select the Video Output Options

  • First click on the share option from the top of the iMovie screen
  • Then from the drop-down menu select QuickTime
  • After that select “Expert Setting” from the Compress Movie drop-down menu
  • Click Share
  • Click on the options from the “Save exported file as” box
  • Now click on settings from the video menu and follow these parameters:
    • Set compression type to H.264
    • Set frame rate to 30
    • Set keyframes to every 30 frames
    • Set data rate to Restrict to 5000kbits /sec
    • Set optimization for streaming
    • Click ok
  • Then click Size under the video menu and change these options:
    • Select 1280×720 HD
    • Check the deinterlace source video box
    • Click ok
  • After that click settings under the sound menu and change the settings:
    • Set format to AAC
    • Set channels to stereo
    • Set rate to 44.100 kHz
    • Click on Show advanced settings
    • Set quality to normal
    • Set the encoding strategy to the average bit rate
    • Set target bit rate to320 kbps
    • Click ok
  • Now click “OK” under the movie settings menu
  • Finally, click on the “Save” button under the “save exported file box” to start exporting raw video

Step 6: Import Video to YouTube

  • First, loginto your YouTube account
  • Now click on the “Upload” optionfrom the top right corner
  • Then click on the upload video option
  • It will open a Finder window containing the newly created .MOV video
  • Now select the.MOV video that you want to upload on your Youtube channel
  • Then click on theOk button
  • Once the video is uploaded select desired settings under the video information and privacy setting boxes
  • Then click save changes below the license selection boxes and hit the Upload Video button
  • It will take a few times to upload the video and once the upload is completed you will find the video URL listed under sharing options

Final Thoughts

I hope you find this information helpful, and you have successfully uploaded videos from iMovie to your Youtube channel. If you are facing any problem or want to know anything about this topic, then feel free to ask in the comment section. Our experts will get to you. Share the article with your friends and family if you think this article can help them.

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