How To Make a Movie Using an iSight Camera

The iSight is a webcam from Apple. You can purchase an external iSight for your computer but most models of laptops and desktops from Mac already have the iSight camera built-in. Many people try and make their own movies with the use of their webcams. You can upload your movies and videos and share them with your friends online.

Find out how you can make a movie using an iSight camera by reading the steps provided below:

  • Launch the movie maker program. Open your computer and wait for it to boot up. Open the iMovie program on your computer. This is the program that you will use in making your movie. On the welcome screen for iMovie, choose the option for ‘Create a New Project’ and click on it.
  • Create a new project. You can then create a new project and set up the project name and settings on the window that appears. Change the project name to the title of the movie that you want to make. On the window, you will see an option for the ‘Video Format’. Click on that option and make sure that you are using video from the iSight of your computer. Once you have all the options set, click on the ‘Create’ button on the window.
  • Making your movie. Now you are ready to make your movie. To do this with the iSight, you have to go to the movie mode. Under the main screen on the iMovie, you will see an image of a camera and the image of scissors. Move the slider towards the image of the camera. When you do this, the iSight should come on and you will be able to see yourself on the screen. When you are ready, click on the record button and start making your movie. To stop recording, just click on the button again.
  • Edit your work. You will see the clip on the right side of the screen. To edit your work, click and drag the video file to the timeline at the bottom of the screen. You can then make some changes that you want. Add credits, a soundtrack or some text to your homemade movie. Play with the effects until you are happy with the movie that you have.
  • Save your movie. Save your movie so that you can share it with your friends. Click on the ‘File’ option at the top of the screen and choose ‘Export’. You can then change the settings according to how you want the file to be saved. After choosing the option that you want, click on the ‘Share’ button and wait for the movie to export. This can take up to several minutes, depending on the length of your movie. After saving, you can now view your movie or share it with your friends.

Now you know how to make a movie using your iSight camera on your Mac computer. The steps are really easy. You can use this to create video blogs or to make a series of movies that you can upload to the Internet.


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