Copy effects between clips in iMovie on Mac
After you’ve made a number of adjustments to a clip, you can apply some or all of those adjustments to other clips in your movie by copying and pasting the adjustments.
For example, if you applied the Cartoon clip filter and a volume adjustment to a clip, you can copy both adjustments and apply them to another clip.
Choose Edit > Copy.
The clip and its effects and adjustments are copied to the clipboard.
Select the first clip or range to which you want to paste the adjustments.
Holding down the Command key, select each additional clip to which you want to apply the adjustments.
Choose Edit > Paste Adjustments, and choose an option from the submenu:
All: Applies all the types of effects and adjustments listed below.
Color Correction: Applies only video adjustments, such as exposure, brightness, and contrast.
Crop: Applies only cropping adjustments. This is useful if you have several clips with the same subject appearing in the same portion of the screen.
Volume: Applies only audio adjustments, such as volume level, the “Lower the volume of other clips” setting (on or off), and fade adjustments.
Clip Filter: Applies the copied clip filter (such as Aged Film, Sepia, Cartoon, and so on).
Audio Effect: Applies the copied audio effect (such as Large Room, Robot, Echo, and so on).
Speed: Applies only adjustments you’ve made to the speed and playback direction of the video clip.
Map Style: Applies the copied map style to selected maps. These settings can only be pasted to animated maps. For more information, see Add maps and backgrounds in iMovie on Mac.