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Titles, Captions, and Credits > Titles, Captions, and Credits - Pg. 192

Inserting and Rendering a Title The longer the title is to remain onscreen, the longer the rendering process takes. But exactly as when rendering transitions, you can continue to do other work in iMovie (or even in other programs) while the title is rendering. In fact, you can play titles before they're fully baked, to see what they'll look like in your fnal movie --another handy preview feature that doesn't require you to wait until the rendering is fnished. You can even have several titles rendering simultaneously, although iMovie slows down quite a bit if you have more than, say, three titles rendering at once. The bright red progress bar creeps along the bottom of the clip, as shown in Figure 7-6. In other words, a title in the Movie Track doesn't have its own icon, as a transition does. Instead, you get to see a miniature illustration of what it's going to look like. (Tiny lettering appears directly on the superimposed clip icon to help you identify it as a title clip.) As soon as you've fnished dragging a title into the Movie Track, the affected clip's name instantly changes. It takes on the words of your actual title (or as much as will ft; if the name is wider than the clip icon, you see an ellipsis "like ... this"). If the clip was called, for example, "Chris closeup," iMovie renames it "Shoestring Productions Inverted "T" shows where clip will be split Figure 7-6: