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superimpose it on moving video, choose a scene that's relatively still, so that the video doesn't distract the audience from the words onscreen. (The exception: If you're using one of iMovie's "see-through" lettering styles, you may want to choose active video to deliberately call attention to the "cutouts.") Be particularly careful not to superimpose your titles on an unsteady shot; the contrast between the jiggling picture and the rock-steady lettering on the screen will make your audience uncomfortable. Sometimes, such as when you've selected a title style that fades in from nothing, it's OK to put the title squarely at the beginning of a clip. At other times, you'll want to position the title a few seconds into the clip. 2.Ifyou'veselectedastartingpointforatitlethat'sinthemiddleoftheclip,position thePlayheadthereandthenchooseEditSplitVideoClipatPlayhead. It's a fact of iMovie life: A title can begin only at the beginning of a clip, never the middle. To make the title seem as though it's starting partway through a clip, therefore, you must turn that spot into the beginning of a new clip by chopping the clip in half. This is not the only time the title feature will be chopping your clips into smaller clips, as Figure 7-6 illustrates. 3.Dragthenameoriconofyourchosentitlestylefromthelistoftitlesdirectly ontotheMovieTrack,asshowninFigure7-5. Drag it just to the left of the clip you'll want to play underneath the title text. All clips to the right scoot rightward to make room for your cursor. Inserting and Rendering a Title Rendering Begins Now iMovie begins to render the title effect. In other words, it creates a new clip that incorporates both the original footage and the text you're superimposing. In some ways, this title-rendering process resembles the transition- or effect- rendering process described in the previous chapter. For example, you can stop it by pressing either the Esc key (in the upper left of your keyboard) or c-period. POWER USERS' CLINIC Behind-the-Scenes Undo Magic iMovie can restore an original clip when you delete a title that you've superimposed on it, even weeks later. Yet as noted in this chapter, iMovie creates titles by modifying the original clips--by changing the actual pixels that compose the image. So where is iMovie storing a copy of the original, for use when you decide to delete the title? In the project's Media folder, that's where (see page 113). There you'll fnd the original clip from the camcorder (called "Clip 1," for example), untouched. There you'll also fnd a new clip (called "Typewriter 1," for example), bearing the name of the title style you used. This clip contains the modi- fed portion of your original clip. chapter7:titles,captions,andcredits 191