Turn iMovie adjustments on or off

When editing a project in iMovie, you can adjust several video attributes, such as exposure, brightness, and saturation. If you import an iMovie project or event that has these adjustments into Final Cut Pro, the adjustments are retained and appear in the Effects area of the Video inspector.

Although you cannot modify the adjustments added in iMovie, you can choose whether they are applied to the clip or not.

Turn a clip’s iMovie adjustments on or off

  • In the Timeline, select a clip with iMovie adjustments applied, and select or deselect the iMovie Color Effect checkbox in the Effects area of the Video inspector.

    Effects section of Video inspector showing checkbox for turning iMovie adjustments on or off