This is about how to make movies on Mac, e.g. from photos or images you have. Brief notes to be sure but I hope it will be as useful to you as it has been for me.
This is another area where Apple Mac is nowhere near as intuitively easy as Apple’s reputation has led me to believe.
Below are a few workable, easy solutions I have found on how to makes movies on Mac. Included in these set of notes are also how to easily upload and/or share the movie on YouTube once the movie has been created.
How to Make Movies on Mac with Photo Booth
The app Photo Booth is an app that comes with the Mac. Photo Booth is normally found in the bottom dock. However you can also do a quick spotlight search for it:(
Note: As the Photo Booth is easy to use and intuitive, I have no additional notes to add on how to make movies on Mac with the Photo Booth.
Once you have made your movie, save it. From memory, I believe it can only be saved as a .mov file. To save:
Thereafter you should also be able to locate your .mov file via Finder.
How to Make Movies on Mac with QuickTime Player
Note: you can use
Command+Spacebar to find the QuickTime Player
Note: As before, I will not go into the specifics on how to use the QuickTime Player to make movies. Rather I will assume that you will easily figure that out yourself.
After recording, save:
File >> Export to … >> [choose location where you want to save it to]
Thereafter, you should be able to locate your saved .mov movie via Finder.
Upload Movie to YouTube
Alternatively, log into your YouTube account and upload the .mov from there.
Adjusting Settings of Movie using iPhoto
If you want to make adjustments to your .mov (e.g. modify the screen, file size, audio, etc.) before uploading to YouTube, you need to do that via iPhoto.
Once it is imported into iPhoto >. Add to Slideshow (bottom right) >> Export
You will need “Custom Export ..” to specify the settings you want.
Note: if using Photo Booth, you can also add the movie directly to iPhoto (rather than having to save to .mov file first).