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Building the Movie > Building the Movie - Pg. 139

Note: When you copy and paste clips within a single project, you're never duplicating any fles on your hard drive, so copying and pasting clips doesn't eat away at your remaining free space. But when you paste into a different project, you may be using far more disk space than you think; see page 478. The Movie Track: Your Storyboard You may wonder how you're supposed to know where your cut or copied footage will appear when pasted. After all, there's no blinking insertion point to tell you. The scheme is fairly simple: · If there's a highlighted clip in the Clips pane or the Movie Track, the pasted clips appear immediately to the right of it. iMovie shoves all other clips to the right to make room for the new arrival. In other words, it's always a good idea to click a clip before pasting to show iMovie where to paste. · If no clip is highlighted, iMovie pastes the cut or copied clips at the Playhead posi- tion in the Movie Track, even if that means chopping an existing clip in half to make room. (That's a change from previous iMovie versions.) · If your intention is to replace the existing video in the Movie Track (instead of just shoving it to the right), don't use the Paste command at all. Instead, use the Paste Over at Playhead command, which is described on page 470.