How to Use Beat Marker in iMovie

iMovie provides beat markers which allows you to mark points in audios to drop in video with cuts that match the beats. It's a great way to take some clips and a bit of music to create a finished video. You can even use beat markers with photos. Here is a detailed guide on how to use Beat Maker in iMovie.

Step 1. Add music to the project

First you need some music. Select some music and drag them to the empty project. Then in the project, choose Clip Trimmer which looks like a gear to open the Clip Trimmer.

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Step 2. Apply the Beat Maker

Then the Clip Trimmer opens, showing a magnified view of the audio clip as a waveform. Drag and drop to add beat markers to the audio clips. After finish adding beat markers, hit "Done" to save.

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Step 3. Add videos to the project

Now you can drag and drop to add some videos to the project. The beat marker will show in thin vertical lines with a small dot at the bottom.

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