Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Fine-tuning clips, part of iMovie 11 Essential Training.
As we have 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…are 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 queue, or if there is something at the end of a shot that you want…to cut out at exactly the right moment.…To use the Precision Editor, just roll over one of the clips you want to edit…and then click the Action menu and select Precision Editor.…
That opens the Precision Editor at the bottom of the window.…The dots that you see here represent each cut in your clip, meaning the point…where one clip ends and the next one begins.…The blue dot is the edit point you're currently working on, so you can simply…
- Importing footage and stills
- Organizing and locating clips using ratings and keyword tags
- Cropping, trimming, splitting, and fine-tuning clips
- Inserting transitions between clips
- Applying One-Step effects
- Stabilizing shaky footage
- Adding background music and voiceovers
- Synchronizing footage to specific points of an audio track
- Publishing content to YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook
- Exporting movies and projects
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Importing Video
3. Understanding the Interface
4. Organizing Clips
5. Editing Video
6. Working with Effects
7. Working with Audio
8. Sharing Your Movies
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