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·Enable Tracks. This fascinating command highlights an intriguing feature of QuickTime Player Pro--its ability to embed more than one audio or video track into a single movie. If you really wanted to, you could create a movie with six dif- ferent soundtracks, all playing simultaneously. The trick to inserting a new audio track is to press Option as you open the Edit menu. When you do so, the Paste command magically turns into the Add command. Choosing it inserts the new audio track into the selected portion of the movie. When you choose EditEnable Tracks, you'll see a list of all of the movie's tracks. Tip: Suppose you've created two different versions of a movie--one with throbbing, insistent background music, and one with New Age noodling. By choosing EditEnable Tracks and then clicking the On/Off but- tons beside the track names (Figure 14-5), you can quickly and easily try watching your movie frst with one soundtrack, and then with the other. Advanced QuickTime Pro Figure 14-5: Here are the Extract Tracks and Enable Tracks dialog boxes. If you pasted some text into one of your QuickTime movies, you'd also see a Text Track listed in these dialog boxes, although iMovie is much better at handling text. As an iMovie fan, you'll probably fnd these boxes most useful when it comes to manipulating your audio tracks. Now that you know the general workfow, here are a few recipes that illustrate how iMovie + QuickTime Player Pro = Fun and Creativity. Flip a Clip So you caught some prize-winning footage of a twister ripping through your coun- ty--while lying prone under your pickup truck, with the camcorder upside-down on the ground? How will you ever sell that clip to the local news stations? By fxing it frst: 1.OpentheclipinQuickTimePlayerPro. See the steps on page 343. 2.ChooseMovieGetMovieProperties(c-J). The Properties dialog box appears--a tiny little box with a huge assortment of mov- ie-editing powers (shown at top right in Figure 14-6). The frst pop-up menu lists all of this movie's tracks, so that you can operate on each one independently. chapter14:quicktimeplayer 345