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Adding Transitions, Titles, and Effects > Manipulating iMovie Effects - Pg. 257

Adding Digital Tricks to iMovie's Bag 257 Manipulating iMovie Effects iMovie's default effects are also provided by plug-ins, but the default plug-ins are part of the iMovie application bundle. You can use Mac OS X's information window to see the plug-ins that are installed and active for iMovie currently, and you can also disable those plug-ins should you want to do so. One reason that you might want to disable some of iMovie's effects is that the more effects that iMovie loads when it opens, the more memory the application needs to work. As long as you have plenty of RAM installed, this won't be a problem. But if you have a machine that barely meets Mac OS X requirements, you might want to reduce iMovie's memory signature by disabling effects that you never use. Disable iMovie Default Effects 1. 2. Open your Applications folder, select the iMovie icon, and choose File, Show Info (or press +I). The iMovie Info window will appear. On the pop-up menu, choose Plugins. You will see the list of plugins that are installed by default (see Figure 13.4). Some of the plugins are for individual effects (such as the Music Video.bundle that provides the Music Video title effect) while others contain multiple effects (such as the Basic Transitions.bundle that provides iMovie's basic transition effects).