How to Export Your Branded Videos in 1080p with iMovie at 60FPS

Having trouble exporting your personal content or branded videos in 1080p with iMovie ? The tutorial below will give you the tools you need to make it as simple and easy as possible.

(video source: Danixer)

For this to work, make sure you’ve updated to the latest version of iMovie before you do anything else. This is a vital step that once completed you then can move forward.

BONUS TIP:

We highly encourage you to download the “How to Use iMovie- Tutorial Guide” 4-Step Checklist.
It will help you speed up the editing process for every one of your videos.

Got your 4-step checklist?

Great. Now, let’s move on…


Start a new movie project in iMovie and select  “No theme”.
Let’s go ahead and name it 60FPS for now. You can always go back and edit the name whenever you want.

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Next, click “Import media”.  Make sure you don’t drag it from “Find it” because this won’t work. 

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Once you press “Import media” find your branded video that was recorded at 60 frames per second:

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It’ll appear in the timeline. Simply double click on it and drag it down to the bottom of the timeline:

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As you guys can see I recorded this at 60FPS.




To make sure it saves at 60FPS, click on settings: 

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And select 1080p 60FPS under Project Settings. 

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If you want to change more quality settings click on this button up at the top and select “file”button:

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You’ve got a bunch of different quality and compression settings here that you can choose from. 

Make sure to set the quality to “best”.

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And there you have it. Your case study for your branded video is now finished!




 Any other cool features you’ve discovered in the new version of iMovie?
Let us know in the comments below!


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Jon Acosta is a Digital Media Advisor based in Atlanta, GA. His primary focus is helping companies outsmart their competitors with smart online marketing strategy. Acosta has been a digital video consultant and mentor for some of the largest Fortune 500 companies. Some of his cliental include Apple Inc., Tekla (a Trimble Company), and Elance Inc (now known as "Upwork"). He is also a frequent course author for Pluralsight; an online technology training platform built for corporate teams.
2018-12-13T16:03:16+00:00By |Editing, iMovie Tutorials|2 Comments