How to Use Zoom Feature in Your iMovie Project

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Are you looking to add a professional touch to your video projects? The iMovie Zoom feature can help you do just that. With the iMovie Zoom feature, you can easily control the viewing area within any clip in your movie project, allowing for more precise and creative editing.

In iMovie on your iPhone, it’s simple to set up a Zoom view of any clip. Just open a project and select a video clip in the timeline. Then tap the Zoom Control button in the viewer – it looks like two arrows pointing away from each other – and you’ll be able to pinch to zoom in or out and drag the image in the viewer window for exact framing.

On iMovie for Mac, you can adjust the clip size by using the Thumbnail Appearance option in the browser. Sliding left decreases the size of clips while sliding right increases them – making it easy to find exactly what you need.

The iMovie Zoom feature is especially useful when editing close-up shots or other scenes where precise framing is necessary. With this simple tool, creating professional-looking videos has never been easier!

How to Use Zoom Feature in Your iMovie Project 1

Zooming In on iMovie

Yes, you can zoom in on iMovie. To do so, open a movie project and select a video clip in the timeline. Tap the Zoom Control button in the viewer, then pinch to zoom in or out and drag the image to frame it as desired. You can also use the + and – buttons to make fine adjustments to the zoom level.

Resizing Videos in iMovie

Yes, you can resize clips in iMovie. To resize a clip, first, select it in the timeline. Then click the ‘Inspector’ button in the upper right corner of the window. This will open up the Inspector window with a number of options for adjusting your clip. Within this window, select the ‘Transform’ tab. Here you can adjust the size of your clip using either sliders or manually entering values for width and height. You can also change its position on the screen by moving it around within the frame. When finished, click ‘Done’ to apply your changes.

Changing Screen Size in iMovie

No, you cannot change the screen size in iMovie. iMovie only allows you to adjust the aspect ratio of your video to 16:9. If you want to adjust the aspect ratio to any other size, such as 4:5, 1:1, 9:16, and so on, then you need to use another video editing software like FlexClip. With FlexClip, you can easily adjust the video aspect ratio with just a few clicks. In addition, it also offers various video editing features such as trimming, adding texts and music, cropping videos, etc.

Enlarging iMovie on iPhone

To enlarge iMovie on your iPhone, you’ll need to use the pinch-to-zoom feature. To access this feature, open the iMovie app and select the video you wish to view. On the preview of the video at the top of your screen, you’ll see a magnification symbol – tap that and you’ll see the words Pinch to Zoom appear next to it. You can now resize or rescale the video by pinching with two fingers inwards or outwards on the preview. This will focus on whichever part of the video you want it to show.

Changing the View in iMovie

To change your view in iMovie, there are several options available. Firstly, you can use the View buttons at the top of the window to switch between Timeline View, Clip Viewer, and Browser View. Alternatively, you can click and drag the border between the viewer and timeline up or down to adjust the size of each section. This will automatically resize both the browser and viewer sections, allowing you to choose how much of each you would like to see. To focus on a specific clip or project more closely, you can also click and drag its thumbnail in Clip Viewer to make it larger.


To conclude, iMovie’s zoom feature provides a great way to easily adjust the viewing area of a clip within your project. You can use the pinch feature on your iPhone to zoom in or out and drag the image in the viewer to frame it however you’d like. For Mac users, you can use the Clip Size slider in the browser to decrease or increase the size of clips for a more customized look. With iMovie’s powerful zoom feature, you have complete control over how your projects look.

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James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.