How To Mute Audio in iMovie


How do I remove music from my videos in iMovie?  Many videos pick up background music from your camera and trigger YouTube’s Content ID tool.

In today’s edition of How To Tuesday, let’s look at how to mute background music in iMovie.

First, you will need to locate the media file that contains the copyrighted music. If you’ve filmed a video in public or inside a building with background music playing, YouTube’s Content ID tool can pick that up even if you didn’t intend to include it in your video. Once you’ve found the section you need to mute, select the AUDIO tab and then click on the NO AUDIO or MUTE button.  Watch the video below to see what I'm talking about.

If you’ve filmed with yourself facing the camera and loud music playing in the background, be mindful of that sound when you’re editing. Don’t want a silent video? Use voiceover files or a lapel mic hooked up to your camera.

Helpful Tips:

- Add subtitles to your video to make sure your video’s message is clear.
- Include royalty-free or original music to your video you can ensure your video won’t be flagged by YouTube.

To read more about YouTube’s Content ID tool, visit https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/2797370?hl=en

 

How do I remove music from my personal videos? Many cameras pick up background music from your video and trigger YouTube's Content ID tool. In today's edition of How To Tuesday, let's look at how to mute background music in iMovie. Subscribe for more how-to videos and tips on social media marketing in a digital world.