Update: I discovered three ways to imbed clips into existing movies. You can plug mp4’s directly into imovie or keynote. It’s much easier to do it in keynote than imovie. But how do you get the mp4? At first I tried to screen capture off of youtube using Camtasia. I thought it would be easy, but after an hour of trying to make it work, I could not find out how to modify the size of the image appropriate for the page. It would squish my earth video no matter what setting I used. I gave up and tried downloading the flv/mp4 using the Firefox application. It works beautifully! You don’t even have to convert the flv to mp4 it does it for you in seconds! Not only that, but the size fits easily into the project without having to modify anything other than the 2 seconds it takes to drag the cursors. I cannot overstate how amazed I am by keynote. It just works. I tried to embed all three videos on one page simultaneously and my computer got a little ways in and couldn’t deal with it, but I forgive it for that. Turns out you don’t even have to modify the flv/mp4 to get to the part you need. Keynote allows you to crop movie clips to play only the part you want.
File size: 51Mb Time to upload to youtube: 3 minutes 8 seconds.
Make sure to click “watch in HD”