A freeze-frame in a video is a feature that stops the video for a few seconds to focus on a particular frame. It is an effect that the editor uses to feature a special portion of the video.

In this article, we will teach you how you can freeze-frame in iMovie. We will tell you the step-by-step method to do it on your computer or iPhone. Moreover, we will also share a splendid video editor Filme that can freeze-frame with one click. Let's begin.

Part 1. Easy iMovie Alternative to Add Freeze Frame

The alternative of iMovie to add freeze frame to video is iMyFone Filme. It is a video editing tool that you can use to edit your videos with multiple effects, filters, and transitions. It is an all-in-one video editor with the basic and advanced tools to make your videos more appealing and engaging. The best part is that it is a beginner-friendly tool that you can use without any hassle.

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Let us see how we can freeze-frame using iMyFone Filme.

Step 1: Download and install iMyFone Filme. Open it and click on "Editing Mode" as you want to edit the video.

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Step 2: Create a new project from the file menu. Select the aspect ratio of the video that you want to edit.

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Step 3: Browse the media that you want to edit. You can import multiple videos and audio clips and edit them as you like.

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Step 4: Now, you need to drag the imported media to the timeline. Once it is on the timeline, select the specific frame that you want to freeze. You will see a snow icon above the timeline. Click that button to freeze the frame that you have selected.

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Step 5: You can drag and slide the freeze-frame to adjust the duration. Moreover, you can add multiple freeze frames to your video.

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Step 6: Once you are done, click on "Export" to save the video.

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iMyFone Filme iMovie
Compatible with both Windows and macOS. iMovie only entertains iOS, macOS, and Windows users.
User Interface
Simple and friendly user interface. Beginners can also use this tool to edit their videos. iMovie is a little complex tool compared to iMyFone Filme.
Freeze Frame
With iMyFone Filme, you can freeze-frame in a video with just one click. To freeze-frame in iMovie, you will need to follow a few steps.
Video Quality
You can upload and export the video according to your needs and requirements. You can select the format and resolution in which you want to save the video. Can't support 4k resolution, and it will lower the quality if you upload such video to it.

Part 2. Add Freeze Frame on iMovie Mac

Among various tools that can be used to freeze-frame in a video, iMovie is one of the best options that one can go for. It is specifically for macOS and iOS.

iMovie Mac has various video editing features, including transitions, effects, filters, and much more. It is one of the most used video editing tools on Mac because it is free.

Let us see how we can use iMovie to freeze-frame as per our liking on Mac. It is pretty simple and only requires a few simple steps.

Step 1: Download and install iMovie on your Mac. Open the app and browse the video you want to edit—the video whose frame you want to freeze.

Step 2: Now that the video is on the timeline, you will see a playhead over the timeline. Drag the playhead to the point or frame where you want to freeze it.

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Step 3: Go to Modify > Add Freeze Frame. The frame that you selected via playhead will be frozen for three seconds. You can drag the slider to edit the freeze time.

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Step 4: You will see a hand icon, which will help you to move and adjust the perfect frame you want to freeze. This freeze-frame will contain no audio.

Step 5: If you are satisfied with your video editing, you can simply export the video and save it on your Mac.

You can also easily remove the freeze-frame from your video. Go to Modify > Remove Freeze Frame. The frozen frame clip will be removed, and the video will be back to its original length.

Part 3. Make Freeze Frame in iMovie iPhone

iMovie is a video editing software for iOS. It is not compatible with Android devices. The user can edit the videos using multiple features that iMovie offers. But today, we will talk about a specific feature that is a freeze-frame. Although there are other apps available on the App Store, for the same purpose, iMovie provides you with more features that can help you create a perfect video.

Let us see how we can freeze-frame using iMovie on an iPhone.

Step 1: iMovie is a free tool that you can find easily on the App Store. Download and open the app. Browse the video that you want to edit.

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Step 2: If the video is imported successfully, it should be on a timeline. Drag the timeline and stop where you want to freeze the frame.

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Step 3: Now, tap on the clip and then on the "Speed" icon. As soon as you tap on the speed button, you will see an option of "Freeze". Tap on the freeze icon to freeze the frame.

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Step 4: You can drag the slider bar to adjust the duration of the freeze-frame.

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Step 5: If you are satisfied with the freeze-frame on your video, you can save it to your phone.


A frozen frame in a video is a good feature to focus on a specific frame. Although this task can be achieved by iMovie, iMyFone Filme makes this task very easy. You just need to pick the frame and freeze it. Moreover, iMyFone Filme allows you to save the video as per your needs. It supports up to 4k resolution, and you can choose the format to save your video.

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