How to Reverse a Clip in iMovie on Mac/iPhone

Posted on: Apr. 18, 2022

When you are out to create a description video, a video your audience can easily relate to, then you must acknowledge the use of a video reverse feature in your video-making process. The reverse a clip feature in video editing is meant to reverse the previous scene on a video. You can choose to reverse it repeatedly if you think that particular scene is worth revisiting. A typical example of a situation where you need to reverse a clip is a goal-scoring scenario in a sports event. You will need to repeat the scene over and over to the admiration of the viewers.

There are many tools you can use for this purpose; one of them is the iMovie reverse clip. iMovie is a video editing tool designed to allow video content creators to come up with Hollywood-like looking videos within minutes. But before you can come up with a perfect video, there is a need to equip yourself with the right knowledge of the art, and that's exactly what we have done with this article. Below, we have detailed (in brief) How to reverse video on iMovie on both Mac and iPhone; just follow.

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How to Reverse a Video in iMovie on Mac/iPhone/iPad

First, you have to open your iMovie on your Mac computer and follow the steps below:

Step 1
Select the video you wish to work on.
Step 2
Click on Speed Button located above the 'Viewer.' Check the box for the reverse option.
Step 3
After that, your video is expected to play backwards. Now, you can adjust the speed, apply effects, crop, or apply any other effect you feel like applying.

To Reverse More than one video:

In a case where you have several videos; you don't need to select them individually to make the effect. Just follow the steps below:

Step 1
Select all the videos, click Edit, and then from the menu bar, click "Select All."
Step 2
To pick the range of the next video, click on the first one in the Timeline, press-hold the Shift key, and then click on the last clip in the range.
Step 3
To select more than one video that is not close to each other, click the first one and hold the Command key. Keep clicking the rest of the videos.

How to Reverse Video with iMovie

How to Reverse Videos in iMovie on iPad

Step 1
Download the iMovie app on your iPhone.
Step 2
Choose the video you wish to work on from the video library. Here, you will be asked to pick the playback speed.
Step 3
Wait for a few seconds until the reversing process is done, and you are done.

The Bottom Line

As casual as a reverse clip can sound, it is really effective in video editing. It can be really cool when applied in an entertainment video and can be descriptive when creating presentation videos. Finally, you have to also understand that the UX on the iPhone device and the one on the Mac computers don't look the same but look pretty much similar. So, go ahead, like and share this article if you think it is helpful.

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