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clips' ends. (If the original clip is named Clip 01, the new second clip is named Clip 01/1.) The trouble is, sometimes the new clip gets hidden underneath some other clip in the Clips pane--especially when all the top slots in the Clips pane are full. The workaround, if you call it one: look under the other clips in the Clips pane (by dragging them to other "cubbyholes"). Problems Editing Exporting Troubles Now suppose that you're able to edit the video successfully, and even edit it into a masterful work of art. The big moment arrives: You're ready to play the movie back onto the tape, or export it as a QuickTime movie, so that you can then play it for friends and venture capitalists. Here are a few things that can go wrong. You Live in Europe If you bought your DV camcorder in Europe, it has probably been, as the Internet punsters say, "nEUtered." That is, it's been electronically rigged so that it can't record video from a FireWire cable. Your PAL-format camcorder isn't broken. In fact, it's simply the victim of a European law, enacted under pressure from the motion picture industry, that any camcorder that can accept a video input signal is, technically speaking, a video recorder, not a camera. Video recorders are subject to a huge additional tax. Camcorder manufacturers, in an attempt to keep their consumer product line inexpensive, responded by taking out the digital-input feature from the built-in software of inexpensive DV and Digital8 camcorders. (More expensive DV camcorders don't have this problem.) If you're clever with electronics, you can surf the Web in a quest for black market Web sites that explain how to un-disable FireWire recording--a simple procedure involv- ing a technician's remote-control unit. Video repair shops in many European cities will perform this task for a small fee, too (but don't expect to see ads for this service). Otherwise, you have no choice but to limit your iMovie productions to QuickTime movies (instead of videotape), or to upgrade to a more expensive camcorder. Export to Camera Fails to Stop Exporting Selected Clips You don't have to export your entire movie once it's fnished. If, in the FileShare dialog box, you turn on "Share selected clips only," iMovie is supposed to export only the clips that you frst highlighted (as long as they're adjacent in the Movie Track). As of version 5.0.1, however, iMovie HD sometimes fails to stop the export after the last clip. The export continues to the end of the project. The only way to halt the ex- porting is to click Stop. (Consider adding a 5-second black clip after the last selected clip to give you a clean stopping point.) Warning: Clicking Stop can sometimes cause weird problems later. You should quit iMovie HD, then reopen the project. appendixb:troubleshooting 485