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Sound in iMovie HD

In an iMovie project, sound often plays almost as important a part as video. Sound and music can set the stage for a romance, suspense, comedy, or thrills. It can help create pacing for the movie and smooth through otherwise troublesome video transitions. If you've been using iMovie HD to import and edit movies from your camera, you already have audio in your projects. Movie clips themselves can contain embedded sounds, and these are usually transferred and saved along with the movie files. Although this is convenient if you only want to use the sounds you've recorded with your camera, it doesn't give you the flexibility to mix sounds or add additional sounds to your movie.

Audio Tracks

To accommodate additional sound effects, iMovie includes two sound tracks that can hold any sound, music, or audio that you want. Figure 27.8 shows the three available iMovie tracks: Video/Audio, Audio Track 1, and Audio Track 2.


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