97 posts
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+4 more
MattijsMuller says

Maybe there’s alreay a thread about this, but what software (Mac OS X) do you guys use to make video’s from audio files?

It would be nice if it’s possible to put a still picture in…. and to do batch processing.

I had a look at ffmpeg but that’s quite advanced. iMovie seems a bit annoying…

147 posts
  • Has been part of the Envato Community for over 2 years
  • Has sold $1,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
  • Sells items exclusively on Envato Market
+2 more
JasonGraham says

I use Final Cut Pro, but that might be overkill if you’re only going to be making videos of your songs for sharing on youtube. I do like it a lot better than iMovie, but iMovie should also be able to do the trick.

Have you seen these video loops? I have used some of these.

http://support.envato.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/339
97 posts
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+4 more
MattijsMuller says

Thanks Jason! I hadn’t seen those loops. Some of them are very nice!

KabbalisticVillage
KabbalisticVillage Recent Posts Threads Started
896 posts
  • Has referred 100+ members
  • Has sold $5,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
  • Made it to the Authors' Hall of Fame
+4 more
KabbalisticVillage says

I use Imovie.Load a picture you want into Iphoto and then open Imovie and select that picture – hold ur cursor over it and a little box will pop up and find clip adjustments and match it to your song length..then find your track in Itunes and hit Share to Youtube..pretty simple.

253 posts
  • Has referred 1+ members
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured in an Envato Bundle
  • Interviewed on an Envato blog
+4 more
DanHoodMusic says

Hey Mattijs! I use Imovie as well… it is a little clumsy, but it makes the uploading easy. and you can add Text very easily as well…

97 posts
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+4 more
MattijsMuller says

thanks guys! I didn’t think that much about the uploading part, but that’s nice feature of iMovie

117 posts
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has sold $10,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 1+ items on Envato Market
  • Contributed a free file of the month
+2 more
chatblanc says

imovie is the easiest

97 posts
  • Has referred 10+ members
  • Has sold $40,000+ on Envato Market
  • Has collected 10+ items on Envato Market
  • Had an item featured on Envato Market
+4 more
MattijsMuller says

I tried iMovie, but the image stills looked horrible. I had more success with Final Cut Express (Pro or X are probably fine too).

Saving an image still in a compressed video format will decrease its quality. After uploading it to YouTube, it will be compressed again, and will get a bit worse. So the final result never looks as good as the image still that comes straight out of (for instance) Photoshop.

Anyway, my tips:

- make an image of exaclty 1280×720 pixels (16:9) and save it as JPG (quality 100%).

- in Final Cut Express/Pro/X, set the canvas size to HD 720p30 (1280×720 pixels, at 30 frames per second)

When the video is done:

- click File / Export / Using QuickTime Conversion…

- Format: “MPEG-4”, click “Options…”

- copy the settings from these screen shots

Helpful Information

  • Please read our community guidelines. Self promotion and discussion of piracy is not allowed.
  • Open a support ticket if you would like specific help with your account, deposits or purchases.
  • Item Support by authors is optional and may vary. Please see the Support tab on each item page.

Most of all, enjoy your time here. Thank you for being a valued Envato community member.

Post Reply

Format your entry with some basic HTML. Read the Full Details, or here is a refresher:

<strong></strong> to make things bold
<em></em> to emphasize
<ul><li> or <ol><li> to make lists
<h3> or <h4> to make headings
<pre></pre> for code blocks
<code></code> for a few words of code
<a></a> for links
<img> to paste in an image (it'll need to be hosted somewhere else though)
<blockquote></blockquote> to quote somebody

:grin: :shocked: :cry: Complete List of Smiley Codes

by
by
by
by
by
by