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Building the Video Track > Place Clips in a Movie - Pg. 113

iMovie: The Swiss Army Knife of Digital Video Software 6. 7. 8. 113 9. To remove the selected frames from the clip, choose Edit, Cut (or press +X). The Crop Markers disappear, as do the selected frames, and they are removed from the clip. Play the clip to see how it is without the frames that you just cut. If you don't like the result, you can undo it by choosing Edit, Undo ( +Z). If you want to remove everything that is not selected instead, choose Edit, Crop instead of Cut. This is useful when you want to remove frames from both the beginning and end of a clip at the same time. Select the portion of the clip that you want to keep between the Crop Markers; when you crop it, all the frames outside of the clip are removed. Preview the edited clip and continue editing it until you have removed all the chaff from it. NOTE By the way, copy, paste, and other editing commands work in iMovie just like they do in other Mac applications. If you select a series of frames and choose Copy instead of Cut, the frames are moved to the Clipboard, and you can paste them in the same clip or in another clip. Continue editing your clips until they are close to how you want them to be in your movie. It's usually a good idea to leave a couple of spare frames at each end of the clips so that you have some "extra" to work with when you do the final editing. Your goal should be to have a set of edited clips from which to build a movie. When you are done editing clips, you should have shorter and fewer clips than you did after you imported all the clips into the project. TIP The Clear command removes selected frames without placing them on the Clipboard. Technically speaking, you should use Clear rather than Cut because then memory resour- ces aren't wasted by placing the selected frames on your Clipboard. However, I prefer to