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How to Fade in and Fade out Audio in iMovie

Audio fade in and fade out can help you smooth the video and audio transitions. iMovie's audio fade in and fade out function helps you make a better movie. Since when editing videos in iMovie, people have many video clips and transitions connected the clips, fade in and fade out effect seems more important than ever. This tutorial will guide you to add fade effects to audios in iMovie.

Before you use audio fade in and fade out effects in iMovie, please import videos to iMovie and start a new project.

Part 1: How to use audio fade effects in iMovie

Step 1. Open your iMovie project and select a clip

Double click or click the gear in front of the clip and choose "Clip Adjustments" to open the video inspector. Turn to the "Audio" tab.

If there are two audio tracks and you want to set the fade in and fade out effect for the background music, you can double click the background music clip to open the audio inspector. This inspector is a little different. If you don't know how to add background music to iMovie, you can refer to add background music in iMovie.

In the window, you can manually set the fade in and fade out length by dragging the slider bar to the right or left.

If you do not choose "Manual", that means you'd like iMovie to automatically set it for you. Usually, when you drag video clips to the Project, iMovie will set the fade in and fade out effect randomly by increasing the audio volume at the beginning of the clip and decrease the volume at the end of the clip.

If you manually adjust the effect, you can have a better effect.

Step 2. Save the audio fade in and out effect

After the settings, you can preview the effect in the viewing window to make sure all goes well and you are much satisfied. Then hit "Done" to save the audio fade in and fade out effects in iMovie.

Now, that's done! In just two simple steps, you can set the fade effects to smooth your video and audio transitions.

Part 2: An easier way to add audio fade effects to videos in Mac

wondershare video editor for mac

If you want to quickly apply fade in or fade out effects, iMovie alternative- Video Editor for Mac can help you. It enables you to easily edit video. After you've made your creation, it also allows you to directly upload the complete YouTube file to the YouTube and Facebook for sharing. Check out the quick guide below to see how to add audio fade effects.

Step 1. Import your video to the program

Import the video clip you want to add audio in and out effect. To do this, click "File" > "Import Media" option to import your local file to the User's album. Or you can drag and drop these target file from the computer to this app's album.

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Step 2. Add audio in/out effect to video

Place the video onto the timeline. Double click it and then choose "Audio". In the tab, you can drag the slider bar to the right or left to manually set the fade in and fade out length.

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Step 3. Save your video

Click the "Export" button to select one of the export methods. You can choose your desirable format or mobile devices, burn to DVD and upload to YouTube and Facebook.

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