I’ve said before that I’m a shooter, not an editor. I do have a copy of Final Cut Pro on my PowerBook, but I’ve no documentation for it. So I thought I might give iMovie HD a try. I mean, it’s bundled software so it should be easy, right?
I have a song by an obscure band that no longer exists, and I’d like to make a YouTube with it. It’s just for my own entertainment, and for educational purposes. To start out, I’d just like to have a still photo with the music playing over it, and a title saying what the song is and who it’s by. Baby steps.
I have the song loaded into iMovie HD, version 5.0.2 (111). I can click the arrow and it plays. So how about a title? I click on T. I put in the name in one box, and the band’s name in the other box. When I hit Preview it shows the title, and then if fades out after a few seconds. There’s a scale at the bottom of the window showing the time, and a slider so you can move about the track. In this area it says ‘Drag titles here to build your project’. OK. Where do I drag them from? Also, the preview of the title is just the preview of the title. The song plays over a black frame. The title and the audio are not related. It’s one or the other.