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QuickTime Pro: Making It All Happen 4. 22 Click Adjust. The movie window will have resizing handles that you can use to change the movie's size (see Figure 1.11). Drag the handle in any corner of the window to resize the movie. As you move the handles, the size shown in the Properties window will be updated. ( You might want to minimize the Movie Properties dialog to move it out of the way.) Figure 1.11. You can use the resizing handles to change a movie's Normal size (its default resolution). 5. 6. 7. 8. Click the Rotation tool in the center of the window and drag it to rotate the image. Click and drag the Skew tools on each side of the movie to skew it in either direction. After the size and orientation are correct, click Done. Save your movie. The next time the movie is opened, it will be the size that you set it (the size that you set becomes the movie's Normal size). TIP You can "flip" the image horizontally, vertically, counterclockwise, or clockwise using the buttons at the bottom of the Movie Properties dialog. Converting Files from All Over with QuickTime Pro One of the most useful things that QuickTime Pro can do is to convert just about any digital media content among a large number of formats. For example, you can convert the soundtrack that you extracted into a format that you can import into iMovie as a sound effect. This one aspect of Quick- Time Pro makes it one of the most useful tools in your digital lifestyle toolbox. You'll learn about the formats you will want to use and the details of how to do them in Chapter 8, " Extracting Video and Audio Elements of Any QuickTime Movie for Your Digital Lifestyle Projects " and in Chapter 9, "Converting Digital Media into the Formats You Need for Your Digital Lifestyle Projects." Working QuickTime Like a Pro If you want to be a pro with QuickTime Pro, learn to use its keyboard shortcuts. See Table 1.2.