How to Sync Audio & Video on a Mac iMovie

Written by mario calhoun
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How to Sync Audio & Video on a Mac iMovie
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There is nothing worse than an out of sync audio and video in iMovie. Thankfully, the issue is fixable by extracting the audio from the project and re-adding it, according to Apple. In addition to audio extraction, your iMovie application might require a software update to correct software errors that might have caused the synchronisation issue between the audio and video.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Click "Go" and "Applications" on your Mac's desktop menu. Double-click "iMovie" or "Control" and click the application's icon.

  2. 2

    Click "File" and "Import Movies" in iMovie. Click the movie and click "Choose."

  3. 3

    Click the iMovie file and "Advanced" on the iMovie menu. Click "Extract Audio."

  4. 4

    Select the audio file, and click "Edit" on the menu. Click "Trim to Selection" and trim the audio clip to sync up to the video clip.

  5. 5

    Click "File" and "Save."

Tips and warnings

  • Click "Apple" and "Software Update" to update your iMovie application.

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