As we've already seen, it's easy to select the portions of the clips you want to add to your project just by selecting them in the Event Browser and dragging them into your project, but it's not very easy to be precise about exactly which frames of the clip you're starting and ending with. That's where the Precision Editor comes in. It lets you fine tune the moment where one clip stops and the next one begins. It can be useful in cases where you want to time the start of a clip exactly with a music cue, or if there's something at the end of the shot that you want to cut out at exactly the right moment. This video shows you how to use iMovie’s Precision Editor.
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- [Voiceover] As we've already seen, it's easy…to select the portions of the clips you want to add…to your project just by selecting them in the…event browser and dragging them into your project.…But it's not very easy to be precise about exactly…which frames of the clip you're starting and ending with.…That's where the precision editor comes in.…It allows you to fine tune the moment…where one clip stops and the next one begins.…It can be useful in cases where you want to time…the start of a clip exactly with a music cue,…or if there's something at the end of the shot…that you want to cut out at exactly the right moment.…You may have noticed that between each individual…clip in the timeline, you see these dark vertical bars.…
Those represent the transitions between the clips,…and by default there are no transitions.…Right now each clip begins as soon as the preceding…clip ends, so we have these sharp cuts between the clips.…I'll talk more about adding different types of transitions…later, but for now, I point them out…
- What's new in iMovie 10.1.2?
- Importing video
- Browsing events
- Adding clips to a new iMovie project
- Organizing and rating clips
- Trimming video
- Splitting, inserting, and connecting clips
- Creating still clips
- Adding photos, transitions, and titles
- Adjusting video speed
- Applying special effects
- Adding music and sound effects
- Sharing movies
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1. Import Video
2. Understand the Interface
Interface overview5m 28s
3. Organize Clips
4. Edit Video
5. Work with Photos, Transitions, Titles, and Effects
6. Work with Audio
7. Share Your Movies
Export to iMovie Theater6m 24s
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