How Do I Change Video Quality in iMovie for iPhone?

If you are using iMovie on your iPhone to edit videos, you may face the need to change the video quality. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to change video quality in iMovie for iPhone.

Step 1: Open iMovie on your iPhone

First and foremost, open the iMovie app on your iPhone. Once you are in the app, select the project that you want to change the video quality for.

Step 2: Tap on Settings

Once you have selected your project, tap on the settings icon located at the bottom of your screen. It is represented by a gear icon.

Step 3: Tap on Video Quality

In the settings menu, scroll down and tap on “Video Quality”. This option allows you to adjust video resolution and frame rate.

Step 4: Choose Your Preferred Video Quality

You can choose from three options:

  • 1080p HD at 60 fps: This is the highest quality option available and it supports 60 frames per second. However, it will take up more space on your phone’s storage.
  • 1080p HD at 30 fps: This option supports 30 frames per second and takes up less storage space than the previous option.
  • 720p HD at 30 fps:This is a lower quality option but it takes up even less storage space than other options.


The frame rate determines how smooth your video will be. Higher frame rates provide smoother videos but take up more storage space. Lower frame rates save space but may result in choppy videos.

Step 5: Save Changes

Once you have selected your preferred video quality, tap on “Done” to save the changes.


Changing the video quality will affect all the videos in your project. If you want to change the quality of a specific video, you will need to create a new project for that video and change its settings separately.

In Conclusion

Changing video quality in iMovie for iPhone is a simple process. By following these steps, you can adjust the resolution and frame rate of your videos to customize them according to your preferences. Experiment with different options to find the best one for your project.