How to Undo a Single Action in Imovie on Mac
We all know of the frustration that comes with not being able to undo a single action in imovie. Fortunately, there is an easy solution for this problem!1. Open imovie.2. Press Command-Z to undo the last action you made that you want to undo.3. It is now possible to rewind! Not only will this fix your frustration, it can be a huge time saver if your video becomes a little too unwieldy with all of the zooming, scrolling and panning around! So the next time you need to undo a single action in imovie, don’t forget to press CMD+Z! It’s easier than you think.
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How to Undo an Action from the Menu Bar of Imovie on MacBook Pro
After doing this, you can scroll through the timeline to find and rewind to the point you wish to go back to. This is a great feature for all users of imovie, but those using Macbook Pros will especially appreciate it.
This is where the menu bar comes in very handy, especially for the user who’s been working on a project and, for whatever reason, wants to go back to the beginning. Conveniently located directly on the timeline, you can simply click on it and move backwards or forwards to where you want to go.
For those of you who are new to imovie, here’s what this tool looks like:
You will also notice that below it is a box that says “Go To…” . Clicking on this will allow you to choose your starting point.
Once you have made your edit, a red line will run through the middle of the timeline (where the playhead is located) showing where your edit took place.
What Is The Difference Between “Undo” and “Revert”?
When using “Revert”, you can simply select the point in the timeline and the last created version of that point will be brought back to that state, without you having to change any information. For example, if you have watched a new twist reveal in your viral video and now you want to edit it back to how it was before, then “Revert” is ideal. Whereas, “Undo” will take you back to the state it was originally in. For example, if you were to edit a video that had a new twist reveal and then accidentally opened the “Ken Burns” effect and removed the audio from your video, but then wanted to go back to how it was before this happened, “Undo” is ideal.
If you are looking for the fastest way of getting back something that has been deleted, then use “Revert”. If you are looking for the easiest way of getting back something that has been edited in an unintended way, i.e. it has been accidentally altered and you only want to bring it back to how it was originally created, then use “Undo”.
What are Different Ways of Undoing Actions?
If you are using a Macbook Pro, then you can use the keyboard shortcut Command-Z to undo the last action you made, but if you’re not fortunate enough to have an Apple laptop then there are also ways of doing this in different programs that work just as well. In imovie, you can use the keyboard shortcut Command-Z, or you can press Control-Z and go in to “Edit” and do the same thing. Both of these work exactly the same way.
There are other programs that have this tool as well. If you have Adobe Premiere Pro, in the “Undo” menu there’s a “Redo,” which works exactly the same way, and there’s also a “Preferences” button that looks like a padlock on your computer where you can go and toggle the “Ignore Undo History” on or off. So that means if you do something one time, it will remember and apply it to future projects.
In iMovie, if you go to “Preferences” and click on “Audio,” there’s an option called “Warn Before Applying Audio Enhancements.” That way if you accidentally made some bad edits, they would be applied one time to warn you.