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Confrm that its FireWire cable is plugged into your Mac. Unless you're willing to risk running out of battery power in midtransfer, plug your camcorder into a power outlet, too. Open your iMovie project on the Mac, if it isn't already open. 3.Choose FileShare (Shift-c-E, a keystroke designation that's left over from iMovie3,whenthiscommandwascalledExport). The Share dialog box appears, as shown in Figure 11-2. Figure 11-2: The Share dialog box lets you specify whether you're sending your fnished movie to a tape, QuickTime movie, DVD, Bluetooth phone, Palm organizer, or whatever. (Technically, this type of box, which slides down from the iMovie title bar, is known as a sheet.) Transferring Footage to Tape 4.Atthetopofthedialogbox,clickVideocamera.Changethe"secondsofblack" numbersinthedialogbox,ifnecessary. The "seconds of black" numbers specify how many seconds of blackness you want to appear on the tape before the movie begins or after it ends; three or four seconds is about right. Without a black "preroll," the movie would begin instantly. Your audience would be deprived of the customary "settle down and start paying at- tention" moment that precedes every TV show, movie, and commercial throughout the world. And without a moment of blackness at the end, the mood created by your movie might be shattered too soon. You can also take this opportunity to turn on "Share selected clips only," if you like. This feature lets you split up a long movie into smaller chunks by preselecting only the clips you want before you invoke the Share command. (See page 485 for tips on troubleshooting this feature.) 5.ClickShare. chapter11:backtothecamcorder 279