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presents," or whatever your title says. (You can see this effect, too, in Figure 7-6.) As a bonus, a tiny letter T appears in the upper-right corner of the "slide" in the Clip Viewer, a friendly reminder that you've applied a title to it. Inserting and Rendering a Title How Titles Chop Up Your Clips As Figure 7-6 illustrates, it's not enough that you split your clip if you want the title to begin partway into the footage. iMovie may chop up your clips on its own, ac- cording to this scheme: · If the title you've specifed is shorter than the clip, iMovie splits the clip in two. The frst portion gets the title text embedded into it; the second portion is left alone. · If the title is longer than the clip, iMovie steals footage from the next clip to the right (see Figure 7-7). In fact, it continues to eat up as many additional clips as necessary to fulfll the duration you've specifed for it. This powerful feature means that you can make a single title sequence extend across a series of short clips, still images, transitions, and so on. (By contrast, the transitions and effects described in Chapter 6 limit their appetites to single clips.) iMovie may still chop up the fnal clip in the sequence, however, to accommodate the tail end of the title sequence. Figure 7-7: If your title is longer than its clip, iMovie steals however many seconds of footage it needs from the next clip and incorporates it into the frst clip. If you look carefully at the durations of these two clips before (top) and after the title has been applied, you'll see that the second clip has been shortened by one second, and the frst clip lengthened, when the stealing process is over (middle). If you try to apply your title to a too-short clip when there's no subsequent clip from which iMovie can steal frames, on the other hand, you get the error message shown at bottom. chapter7:titles,captions,andcredits 193