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Advanced rating tools

From: iMovie 11 Essential Training

Video: Advanced rating tools

So if you take to heart what I said previously about always spending the time to rate your footage so it's easy to find the good stuff later, you'll probably soon realize that rating footage can get kind of tedious. I mean it involves so much back-and-forth clicking. First, you have to drag to select the footage you want; then you have to click the Favorites button. Then you have to drag the select footage you want; then you have to click the Favorites button. So if you're doing a lot of marking, I highly suggest you go to iMovie > Preferences, and under the General tab, check Show Advanced tools. Now before I do that, let me close this for a second and deselect everything here.

Advanced rating tools

So if you take to heart what I said previously about always spending the time to rate your footage so it's easy to find the good stuff later, you'll probably soon realize that rating footage can get kind of tedious. I mean it involves so much back-and-forth clicking. First, you have to drag to select the footage you want; then you have to click the Favorites button. Then you have to drag the select footage you want; then you have to click the Favorites button. So if you're doing a lot of marking, I highly suggest you go to iMovie > Preferences, and under the General tab, check Show Advanced tools. Now before I do that, let me close this for a second and deselect everything here.

You'll notice when I have nothing selected the marking tools are all grayed out. You have to select something to activate these buttons. But if I go to iMovie > Preferences and check Show Advanced tools, notice those buttons that become available, along with some other buttons now appearing in the toolbar. So even with nothing selected right now, these buttons are now available, because turning on the Advanced tools turns the marking buttons into tools. Now I can select the Favorites tool and it stays pressed in, indicating that I have the tool selected.

Also notice there is a little green star next to my cursor when I bring it down to my Event Browser. Now I can very quickly mark footage as a favorite without having to click back and forth between the Event Browser and the Favorites button, because I can just make selections. I just simply drag across footage--notice there is a green highlight-- I release, and right away, it's marked as a favorite. Same thing goes over here. I drag and it's favorite. The same goes for the Reject button. So now I have a red X to my cursor, so if there is footage I don't want to use, I just drag and it's gone.

Again, rejected clips are hidden by default, unless you go and look at All Clips or Rejected Only. And the same goes for the Unmark tool. So I can go in here, let me select this clip, click and drag through, select this clip, and they are both gone, and they are both been send back to the Favorites and Unmarked area. Now, if you still prefer being able to use the standard marking method of skimming through your footage, selecting it, and then clicking the Favorite button, you can still do that. Just select this Pointer tool which now appears here, skim through to select some footage, and notice a little Plus symbols have now appeared next to the Marking tools.

This indicates that you can click them to add to selection as a favorite or unmark it or reject it. So I can just mark it as a favorite, just like that. So that's the original marking method that we saw without the Advanced tools turned on. It's really the best of both worlds when you use the Advanced tools because you can mark in the standard method or you can click and use the Marking tools when you want to do a lot of marking quickly.

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iMovie 11 Essential Training

55 video lessons · 50130 viewers

Garrick Chow
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  1. 1m 44s
    1. Welcome
      45s
    2. Using the exercise files
      59s
  2. 1m 6s
    1. Making sure you have the latest version of iMovie
      1m 6s
  3. 19m 13s
    1. Types of connections
      1m 58s
    2. Importing from a tape-based camera
      5m 40s
    3. Importing from a memory-based camera
      4m 8s
    4. Importing from a digital still camera
      3m 31s
    5. Importing from other sources
      2m 24s
    6. Capturing live action
      1m 32s
  4. 11m 55s
    1. Interface overview
      2m 8s
    2. The Event Library and Event Browser
      4m 9s
    3. Selecting and adding clips to a project
      3m 3s
    4. The toolbar
      2m 35s
  5. 23m 53s
    1. Organizing events
      4m 28s
    2. Rating clips
      3m 26s
    3. Advanced rating tools
      2m 34s
    4. Tagging with keywords
      5m 6s
    5. Automatically finding people in your clips
      2m 15s
    6. Moving events to a different hard drive
      2m 15s
    7. Deleting unwanted clips from your hard drive
      3m 49s
  6. 26m 40s
    1. Creating a new project
      2m 36s
    2. Adding clips to the project
      5m 46s
    3. Trimming and slip edits
      3m 40s
    4. Fine-tuning clips
      2m 6s
    5. Splitting clips
      3m 0s
    6. Cropping and rotating
      5m 11s
    7. The advanced Edit tool
      2m 14s
    8. Using a traditional timeline
      2m 7s
  7. 51m 55s
    1. Creating and adjusting still clips
      3m 22s
    2. Incorporating photos
      5m 48s
    3. Adjusting color
      5m 51s
    4. Using transitions
      9m 5s
    5. Adding titles
      4m 1s
    6. Using one-step effects
      2m 14s
    7. Stabilizing video
      5m 7s
    8. Using green screen effects
      7m 0s
    9. Creating movie trailers
      9m 27s
  8. 36m 21s
    1. Adjusting audio levels and position
      6m 8s
    2. Adding music and sound effects
      7m 15s
    3. Adding background music
      6m 48s
    4. Adding a voiceover
      5m 4s
    5. Extracting audio from other clips
      2m 58s
    6. Editing to the beat
      8m 8s
  9. 35m 11s
    1. Exporting to iTunes
      4m 58s
    2. Exporting to the Media Browser
      3m 37s
    3. Sharing to iDVD
      51s
    4. Publishing to a MobileMe web gallery
      4m 26s
    5. Publishing to YouTube, Vimeo, and iReport
      4m 39s
    6. Publishing to Facebook
      2m 49s
    7. Exporting QuickTime movies
      2m 29s
    8. Exporting a project for Final Cut
      2m 26s
    9. Changing published projects
      57s
    10. Finalizing your project
      2m 5s
    11. Moving a project to another Mac
      5m 54s
  10. 41s
    1. Goodbye
      41s

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