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If this checkbox is turned on, you'll paste only the video, preserving whatever audio is already on your audio tracks. If the checkbox is turned off, you'll wipe out both the audio and the video in the spot where you paste. Close the Preferences window. You're now ready to paste over. Overlaying Video over Sound Performing the Overlay To perform the video overlay, follow these steps: 1.Selectthefootageyouwanttopaste. If it's a complete clip, just highlight its icon on the Clips pane or in the Movie Track. If it's a portion of a clip, use the crop markers to specify the part you want, as described on page 131. 2.Cutorcopytheselectedfootage. Use the EditCut or EditCopy commands. Now you have to make an important decision. You're about to paste some copied video over some existing video. But how much of it do you want to paste? You can either "paste to ft" so that the pasted video begins and ends at precise frames, flling a hole in the existing footage of a particular length; or you can paste it all, without worrying about where the end of the pasted material falls. In this second scenario, you don't want to have to specify a cutoff point (where the existing video cuts in again). These two cases are illustrated in Figure 8-13. 3.Ifyouwanttopastetheentirecopiedchunk,positionthePlayheadintheTimeline Viewerexactlywhereyouwanttheinserttoappear.ThenchooseAdvanced PasteOveratPlayhead(orpressShift-c-V). The video you've pasted wipes out whatever was already there, even if it replaces multiple clips (or parts of clips). If the "Extract audio when using `Paste Over at Playhead'" checkbox is turned on, as described above, your edit is complete. You've got a cutaway to new video as the original audio track continues. GEM IN THE ROUGH The Invisible Audio "Shelf" When you're editing video, the Clips pane provides a handy temporary working space where you can set aside clips that you haven't yet placed into the movie. If you've ever worked with a page-layout program like InDesign, you're already familiar with this "pasteboard" effect. Unfortunately, iMovie doesn't come with any pane or paste- board where you can temporarily park audio clips. If you think it might be handy to have such a workspace as you manipulate your audio clips, the solution is simple: Drag them, or paste them, far off to the right of the Timeline Viewer, beyond the right edge of your video. Then, just drag them back into place when you're ready for them. (Just don't leave any stray audio clips there by accident. You'll look pretty silly when your movie premieres at Cannes.) chapter8:narration,music,andsound 237