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Part Two: Editing in iMovie > Building the Movie - Pg. 131

you're using the Playhead to mark the target for the drag-cropping you're about to perform. Now grab the end of the clip and drag it up against the Playhead. Conveniently enough, the end you're dragging snaps against the ghosted Playhead line, as though it's a bookmark. As a result, you get individual-frame accuracy without having to remember precisely how far to drag. (This trick works only if "Snap to items in timeline" is turned on in iMoviePreferences.) There's only one limitation to this technique: It works only in the Timeline Viewer. You can't use it to pre-shorten clips while they're still in the Clips pane, or after you've dragged them into the Clips viewer. For those purposes, read on. Shortening Clips by Dragging Three Ways to Trim a Clip Trimming out the deadwood from your clips, so that you're left with only the very best shots from the very best scenes, is the heart of iMovie--and video editing. Note: The following three techniques work as they did in previous versions of iMovie, with one huge excep- tion: these are now nondestructive techniques, just like the edge-dragging business described earlier. For example, after you've shortened a clip by hacking a piece off the right end, you can later change your mind,