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Extracting Video and Audio Elements of Any QuickTime Movie for Your Digital Lifestyle Projects 202 Figure 8.12. This is a Photoshop image file; by opening it in QuickTime Player, there is no limit to how you can use the image in your projects. Even though these examples are simple, they demonstrate the remarkable ability that QuickTime Pro provides to open just about any file in the formats that you want to use in your digital lifestyle projects. Editing QuickTime Movies in QuickTime Player Pro You can use QuickTime Player Pro to edit QuickTime movies, which is useful in preparing content for your projects because you can eliminate all of the material that you don't want from a source file quickly and easily. Going back to the cymbal WAV file that I converted into QuickTime earlier in this chapter, suppose that I want to use the sound as a sound effect in a movie, but it is currently too long (I want only one cymbal crash instead of several crashes). I can use QuickTime Player Pro to cut out the extra sound. NOTE Because QuickTime Player's editing tools are relatively basic compared to other applica- tions, such as iMovie (for example, you can't fade audio in QuickTime Player Pro as you can in iMovie), you aren't likely to use it for fine editing work. But for cropping out content that you don't want to use, QuickTime Player Pro is just fine. TIP I recommend that you always make a copy of a source file before you edit it. If you happen to mess up the file while editing it, you can always go back to the original version and start over. Use QuickTime Player Pro to Remove Material from a QuickTime Source File 1. Open the file that you want to edit; in this example, I opened the cymbal file that I converted into a QuickTime movie.