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The Tools Palette > The Clips Palette (AKA the Shelf) - Pg. 93

iMovie: The Swiss Army Knife of Digital Video Software Table 4.2. Features of the Monitor in Camera Mode Element Camera status information Import Rewind/Review Purpose 93 When a camera is connected to your Mac, you see information about its status. For example, when you rewind the camera, you see the message "Camera Rewinding." This information helps you control your camera from within iMovie more easily. Clicking the Import button starts or stops the import process. When you click this button, iMovie plays the DV camera and begins importing video clips. When the DV camcorder is not playing, the Rewind button rewinds the tape at top speed. When the tape is playing, it plays the tape backward (you see the video, but there is no audio). In the Review mode, you have to "hold" the button down to keep the review going (in other words, if you let up on the button, it goes back into Play mode). Puts the camera in Pause mode. Plays the camera. Stops the DV camera. When the tape is not playing, the Fast Forward button moves the tape at top speed. When the tape is playing, it plays the tape forward at a high speed (you see video, but don't hear any audio). Drag the slider to the right to increase the volume and to the left to decrease it. Note that this affects only the playback volume and doesn't actually change the movie at all. Pause Play Stop Fast Forward/ Preview forward Volume Importing video from a DV camera is a very simple task as you will see later in this chapter. The Tools Palette The iMovie Tools Palette contains the tools you use to build a movie from the clips, images, and sound that you import into your iMovie project. You select a palette of tools with which to work by clicking one of the buttons along the bottom of the palette.