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Save Project This command (c-S) preserves any changes you've made to your project, exactly as in a word processor or any other program. iMovie saves such changes fairly quickly. It doesn't actually store any changes to the video clips you've captured; instead, it just makes a list of the changes you've made, which gets stored in the relatively tiny project document. Note: The Save command also purges certain information that iMovie's been holding in memory--like your Undo trail. After a Save, you can no longer undo your recent actions using the Undo command. File Menu Save Project As For the frst time, iMovie has a Save As command! It peels off a copy of your project in progress, creating a duplicate on your hard drive. The beneft, of course, is that you can "freeze" the frst copy--a mid-editing backup--and travel down a different editing road with the copy, confdent that you can always return to the frst one if your editing inspiration turns out to be a bust. The Save Project As command can take a long time and a lot of disk space, though, because it's duplicating all of your huge video fles on the hard drive. Revert to Saved Here's another new one in iMovie HD. Revert to Saved undoes all the changes you've made to your fles since the last time you saved it. It's a shortcut to using the Undo command over and over again, all the way back to the moment of your last Save--and a nice way to recover from a serious editing mess. Import You can use this command (or its keystroke, Shift-c-I) to bring all kinds of multi- media fles into iMovie: · Still images (photographs, scans, graphic "title cards," and so on), as described in Chapter 9. The program accepts JPEG, GIF, PICT, PNG, PDF, BMP, Photoshop, and other kinds of QuickTime-recognizable fles. A graphics fle you import in such a way behaves like a video clip, whose duration you specify using the slider in the Ken Burns panel. · Audio fles that have been saved in AIFF, MP3, WAV, or other QuickTime- compatible formats, as described in Chapter 8, for the beneft of your soundtrack. These fles go automatically into your audio track. · Video fles, including any kind of QuickTime movie, AVI movie, DV clip from a camcorder, and so on. Among other things, this option lets you "borrow" a DV clip from another iMovie project (by importing from its Media folder). appendixa:imoviehd,menubymenu 463