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Special Event Filming > Special Event Filming - Pg. 94

Getting into iMovie touches to your movie, like crossfade styles, credit sequences, footage effects (like brightness and color shifting), still photos, sound effects, and music. Chapters 6, 7, 8, and 16 cover these video fourishes in detail. · Clip Viewer/Timeline Viewer. You'll spend most of your editing time down here. Each of these tools offers a master map that shows which scenes will play in which order, but there's a crucial difference in the way they do it. When you click the Clip Viewer button (marked by a piece of flmstrip), you see your movie represented as slides. Each clip appears to be the same size, even if some are long and some are short. The Clip Viewer offers no clue as to what's going on with the audio, but it's a supremely effcient overview of your clips' sequence. When you click the Timeline Viewer button (marked by the clock), on the other hand, you can see the relative lengths of your clips, because each shows up as a colored band of the appropriate length. Parallel bands (complete with visual "sound waves," if you like), underneath indicate blocks of sound that play simul- taneously. · Camera Mode/Edit Mode switch. In Camera Mode, the playback controls operate your camcorder, rather than the iMovie flm you're editing. In Camera Mode, the Monitor window shows you what's on the tape, not what's in iMovie, so that you