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The iMovie Way > The iMovie Window - Pg. 89

89 Chapter 4. iMovie: The Swiss Army Knife of Digital Video Software With due respect to the other "i" applications, iMovie is the application that ignited the digital lifestyle, and it remains the most powerful of them all. iMovie was, and is, revolutionary. Before iMovie, editing video was a task that only people who were either professionals or had lots and lots of time on their hands could do. Video editing applications were complex, and their tools were difficult to learn and use. iMovie changed all that. iMovie blends power and ease-of-use in a truly remarkable way. With a DV camcorder and a few minutes of time, you can create amazingly sophisticated movies that include titles, transitions, spe- cial effects, multiple soundtracks, and much more. And with the range of tools that it provides, iMovie is the heart of the digital lifestyle. You can use it to work with content from other applications, whether you intended to use that media in a movie project or not. For example, you can use iMovie to create sound effects for your desktop. Or you can use it to create soundtracks for slideshows that you create in iPhoto. There is just no limit to what you can do with iMovie and a bit of imagination.