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Chapter 15. Working with Photos and Movies > Moving and Trimming Clips

Moving and Trimming Clips

Not only does iMovie give you the ability to add audio and video clips to iMovie projects, it also lets you trim the clips. For example, you have the great video clip of your cousin catching an into-the-bleachers flyball hit by Roger Clemens; however, before you could turn off the video, your cousin turns around and gets slammed into by a guy holding a soft drink. You don't want that part in the video, and neither does your brother, so you simply use iMovie to trim out that video footage. When you place a clip onto the Timeline, its position is relative to all the other clips. You could have five different movie clips on the Timeline, and you want clip five to be the second clip. When you trim a clip, you're removing information from the beginning, end, or both sides of the clip. Trimming can be performed on any type of clip. For example, you could trim part of a video or audio file; even trim a still video that contains an effect.

Move a Clip

Open an iMovie project.

Click the Clip Viewer button.

Select the thumbnail of the clip that you want to move.

Drag the clip left or right to reinsert the clip between existing clips.

Click the Timeline Viewer button.

Drag a clip up or down, or place the clip on another track (audio clips only).

Click the File menu, and then click Save Project.


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