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iMovie '11: Filter for video clips that feature images of people

Filter for video clips that feature images of people

If you have analyzed an Event for the presence of people, you can sort it to see just the footage that contains people.

To find all footage that shows people in an Event:

When video within an Event has been analyzed for the presence of people, a purple icon appears below the Event browser.

  1. In the Event Library, click to select the Event you want to search.

  2. Click the People button.

    Image of the Show pop-up menu

    The Event browser refreshes to show just the video that contains people.

You can see all video from the selected Event that contains people without clicking the People button. Clips that contain images of people are displayed in the Event browser with a purple line across the top, along with all other footage in the Event.

To find specific Event video that shows people:

  1. In the Event Library, click to select the Event (already analyzed for people) you want to search.

  2. Click the Keyword Filter button, below the Event Library, to open the Keyword Filtering pane.

    Image of Keyword Filter button

    If you don’t see the Keyword Filter button, you need to turn on Advanced Tools.

  3. Select the “Filter by Keyword” checkbox at the top of the pane.

  4. Click the buttons next to the parameters you want to search for to set your filter.

    When the button is green, the filter includes that parameter; when the button is red, it doesn’t.

    The possible parameters are People (one or more people), One Person, Two People, Group (two or more people), and Closeup, Medium (a medium-range shot), and Wide (a wide-angle shot). You see just the parameters that apply to the selected footage.

  5. Click Any or All at the bottom of the Keyword Filtering pane to find footage that corresponds to any of your selected parameters or that corresponds to all of the parameters at once.

    For example, if you want to find close-up shots of a single person, click the Closeup and One Person buttons so that they’re green, and then click All.

    Image of the "Filter by Keyword" pane

    As you select search parameters, the corresponding clips appear in the Event browser on the right.

  6. When you’re done, click the Keyword Filter button to close the Keyword Filtering pane.

Last Modified: Jul 23, 2012
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