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in iMovie. Months or years later, you can insert the resulting DVD and open up the project for continued editing. File Menu Show Info Opens the Clip Info dialog box for whatever clip is highlighted in the Movie Track or Clips pane. (Unavailable if exactly one clip--audio, video, still, transition, or title--isn't highlighted.) The shortcut is simply double-clicking a clip. Keyboard shortcut: c-I. Show Trash The Trash referred to by this command refers to the project Trash, the Trash can icon on the iMovie screen. Every time you delete or crop some footage, iMovie pretends to put it into this Trash can. Later, you can use this command to view its contents or selectively rescue items inside it. Page 126 has the details. (Single-clicking the Trash icon achieves the same purpose.) Keyboard shortcut: Shift-c-T. Empty Trash This command produces a message that asks: "Are you sure you want to permanently delete all items in iMovie's Trash?" Never mind the split infnitive; what iMovie is saying is that you'll recover some hard-disk space, but you'll also lose your chance to use the Undo, Redo, Revert to Saved, Paste, or Revert Clip to Original commands. Now you know why many iMov- iemakers avoid emptying the trash until the project is complete. Keyboard shortcut: Shift-c-Delete. Edit Menu The Edit menu contains all of the editing commands described in Chapter 5. In fact, along with the various drag-and-drop editing techniques described in this book, the commands in the Edit menu are the only tools you need to build your movies. Undo In iMovie, you can take back not only the last editing maneuver, not only the last ten (as in iMovie 4), but an infnite number of steps, all the way back to the last time you saved your document (or created it, depending on which came most recently). The ability to change your mind, or to recover from a particularly bad editing decision, is a considerable blessing. The wording of this command changes to show you which editing step it's about to reverse. It might say Undo Import, Undo Move (after you've dragged a clip), Undo Split (after you've chopped a clip in half), and so on. Keyboard shortcut: c-Z. Tip: Remember, saving your project or emptying the project Trash command wipes out iMovie's memory of your last ten steps. You'll no longer be able to undo your previous editing actions. appendixa:imoviehd,menubymenu 465