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Tip: Alternatively, you can press your Return or Enter key. A reminder: On the Mac, pressing Return or Enter is the same as clicking the blue button in the dialog box. Getting into iMovie iMovie Controls Once you've saved your fle, you fnally arrive at the main iMovie window. Figure 4-5 is a cheat sheet for what all of iMovie's various screen elements do. Spend no time memorizing their functions now; the rest of this book covers each of these tools in context and in depth. Figure 4-5: iMovie HD doesn't look much like any program you've used before--ex- cept perhaps earlier versions of iMovie. iMovie appears in its own window, which you can resize, send to the background, drag to a second monitor, and otherwise ma- nipulate like any other program's window. Monitor Clips pane Scrubber bar Playhead Volume Pane buttons Clip Viewer/ Camera/Edit Timeline Viewer Mode switch switch Home, Play, Full Screen Clip Viewer (Movie Track) Free Project space Trash · Monitor. You watch your footage in this window. · Clips pane. These little cubbyholes store the clips--pieces of footage, individual shots--that you'll rearrange into a masterpiece of modern storytelling. This pane won't always be the Clips pane, incidentally. It becomes the Photos pane, the Audio pane, and so on, when you click one of the buttons beneath it. The one thing all of these incarnations have in common is that they offer you lists of materials you can incorporate into your movie. · Pane buttons. Each of these buttons--Clips, Photos, Audio, Titles, Trans (Transi- tions), Effects, iDVD--flls the Clips pane area with tools that add professional chapter4:camcordermeetsmac 93